Kim Aiken Jr. connected on 5 of 7 3-point attempts en route 19 points and the defending Big Sky champion Eagles opened conference play with a 80-64 over the Lumberjacks on Saturday in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The first of two make-up games in Flagstaff, Arizona was cancelled on Friday, two hours before tipoff on due to a possible positive test on EWU's team.
Noses are swabbed. Temperatures are checked. Fingers are crossed.
Eastern Washington led West Coast Conference power Saint Mary's much of the second half Tuesday, but the Eagles fizzled down the stretch in a 80-75 loss to the Gaels in Moraga, California.
Portions of Logan Johnson's roving childhood were spent in Spokane, where he was born at Providence Sacred Heart before going on to become a crafty guard at NCAA Tournament regular Saint Mary's. He faces Eastern Washington on Tuesday.
If EWU supporters were smiling during the Eagles' 80-56 demolition of NAIA power College of Idaho on Friday in Cheney, it was likely in front of their televisions and computers.
Eastern Washington was considered the little school when it recently went on the road to face three Pac-12 foes, Washington State, Arizona and Oregon. The Eagles (0-3) will be the program with the superior resources on Friday when it hosts NAIA power College of Idaho at Reese Court.
Ethan Price (6-foot-10) and Esther Little (6-2) are both members of Ipswich Basketball Academy and Great Britain's respective national teams.
Eastern Washington, which fell 69-52 at Oregon on Monday, was supposed to board a flight from Eugene to Las Vegas on Tuesday morning.
The longer, more athletic Ducks outscored EWU 38-20 in the paint, won the rebound battle 45-31 and held the Eagles to 33 percent (19 for 57) from the field.
Sports are supposed to be a pleasant distraction.
The defending Big Sky Conference champion Eagles travel to defending Pac-12 champion Oregon on Monday, a game that was initially scheduled for Nov. 25 but was postponed after two EWU players tested positive for the coronavirus.