Legans’ mother, 70-year-old Susan Legans, died on Wednesday due to health complications in the family’s hometown of Santa Barbara, California.
Eastern Washington’s three-pronged attack was one of the primary reasons it was expected to win the program’s fourth Big Sky Conference title, an October premonition by league coaches.
If EWU beats Weber State on Saturday in Cheney in the regular-season finale, it will wins the Big Sky Conference title outright and earn the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.
Eastern Washington handled last-place Idaho State 100-75 on Saturday at Reese Court, earning at least a share of the league crown.
If Eastern Washington can end its regular season with a home sweep of two of the Big Sky Conference’s bottom-tier teams, the Eagles will have clinched at least a share of the league crown.
Mason Peatling added 20 points for the Eagles. Peatling also had 11 rebounds and three blocks.
Eastern Washington, currently in a three-way tie for first in the Big Sky Conference standings, was widely expected to be in this position.
Mason Peatling had 17 points and nine rebounds as Eastern Washington got past Southern Utah 69-51 on Thursday night.
Eastern Washington took care of the basketball and, as a result, took care of resurgent Northern Arizona.
When Northern Arizona made the trek to Cheney a year ago, Eastern Washington junior Jacob Davison dropped 41 points on the Lumberjacks, at a time when the NAU averaged roughly five conference wins in a four-year stretch.
The Eastern Washington Eagles needed Mason Peatling to hold off upset-minded Sacramento State 77-76 on Thursday at Reese Court when the Hornets threatened to hand EWU its second consecutive home loss.
Jacob Davison had 30 points as Eastern Washington beat Portland State 89-81 on Saturday night.