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Positive COVID-19 test cancels Eastern Washington games with Portland State

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 30, 2020

A positive coronavirus test within the Eastern Washington men’s basketball program halted the Eagles’ two Big Sky Conference home games against Portland State scheduled for Thursday and Saturday.

EWU (2-4, 1-0 Big Sky) hopes to reschedule the games with the Vikings (2-4, 1-1), although the conference recently said games stopped due to COVID-19 protocols will be canceled, not postponed.

The Big Sky will decide the winner of the regular-season crown and conference tournament seeding by winning percentage.

“It’s tough,” EWU head coach Shantay Legans said. “But we want to figure out a way to reschedule.”

Three of EWU’s first four Big Sky games have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

EWU, which hasn’t played since beating Northern Arizona 80-64 on the road on Dec. 19, is one of several Big Sky teams to lose games to COVID-19 protocols this week.

Montana State’s two-game series against Southern Utah and Weber State’s two-game series with Idaho State were also shelved.

The Eagles hope to return to action next Thursday and Jan. 9 when they travel to Weber State .

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