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UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball: Up-and-down seasons ended strongly for young, talented men’s, women’s teams

The Eagles’ deep tournament runs in Boise last week – the first time both programs played in the Big Sky championship game in the same season – didn’t equate to …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Déjà vu for EWU as Montana surges past Eagles for second straight title

Sayeed Pridgett scored 18 points and Montana overcame a 12-point deficit to beat Eastern Washington 68-62 for its second straight Big Sky Tournament title and NCAA bid. Donaven Dorsey and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington cruises past Southern Utah, earns championship rematch with rival Montana

Eastern Washington got what it wanted Friday, and its 77-61 dispatching of Southern Utah in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals was only part of the equation.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Portland State’s late surge denies Eastern Washington women their first NCAA Tournament berth in 32 years

Desirae Hansen hit a 12-foot jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining to lift Portland State to a 61-59 victory over Eastern Washington and claim the Big Sky Conference tournament title and …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington holds off Montana State, advances to semifinals

Don’t tell Mason Peatling that Eastern Washington relies solely on its long-range shooting.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington a win away from ending its 32-year NCAA Tournament drought

The last time EWU qualified for the NCAA women’s tournament (1987), longtime Eagles coach Wendy Schuller was a high school basketball player in Southern California.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington punches ticket to first championship game since 1988

The difference between elimination and Eastern Washington’s first Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game appearance in 31 years? A heads-up play by a crafty Australian point guard.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Portland State upsets top-seeded Idaho women

Taylor Pierce hoisted 3 after 3 to try to help the Vandals chip away at Portland State’s lead Wednesday in the Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinals, hoping to keep the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Idaho’s late comeback falls short in loss to Montana State

Tyler Hall’s late steal in Montana State’s 75-71 win over Idaho in the Big Sky Conference Tournament opener at CenturyLink Arena secured the Bobcats a spot in Thursday’s quarterfinals.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington women upset Idaho State in overtime

Violet Kapri Morrow’s steal and layup at the 1:33 mark gave the Eagles their first lead against Idaho State, one the sixth-seeded Eagles wouldn’t relinquish in a 67-65 upset of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Taylor Pierce leads top-seeded Idaho women over Northern Arizona in Big Sky quarterfinals

The rim has always looked big to Idaho sharpshooter Taylor Pierce. It looks even bigger at CenturyLink Arena.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington hopes to stay hot in Boise; Idaho looks to pull off upset

EWU (14-17) begins tournament play Thursday, facing the winner of Wednesday’s first-round game between sixth-seeded Montana State (14-16) and No. 11 seed Idaho (6-25).


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Big fourth quarter lifts Eastern Washington women past Weber State

EWU (11-19) will face No. 3 seed Idaho State (20-9) in the quarterfinals Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Idaho women hit 16 3-pointers, advance to Big Sky Tournament championship

The words were so cliche but seldom so true.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Eastern Washington women’s basketball brings motivation into Big Sky Tournament

If the Eastern Washington women didn’t have enough motivation, the Big Sky Conference provided them with more on Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Idaho women’s basketball hopes for repeat success against Montana State

The Vandals women will take another helping of their first meeting with Montana State, please. On Feb. 15, Idaho torched the defending Big Sky Conference champions with 17 3-pointers on …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Idaho men’s basketball focusing on the big picture ahead of Big Sky Tournament opener

To paraphrase Don Verlin’s season-long message to his University of Idaho team: “You can be great, if you realize you’re not that good.”


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Eastern Washington men’s basketball riding hot streak into Big Sky Tournament

Why not Eastern Washington? Coach Shantay Legans has been asking that question since before the season began, when his Eagles were picked to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Area roundup: Idaho loses in Big Sky Conference volleyball tournament semifinal

Jordan Vail and Faith Dooley finished with 14 kills and four blocks apiece Friday and second-seeded North Dakota (29-17) rallied for a 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-22 win over Idaho in …


Big Sky women’s tourney: Montana State earns payback by beating Idaho State for title

Montana State faced a bitter memory Saturday for the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship.


Walter: New job perfected, you can find me with the Eastern Washington Eagles in Reno

Nearly two weeks have passed since becoming The Spokesman-Review’s new sports editor, and I’ve already made a splash.


Eastern women’s soccer edges Idaho for spot in Big Sky tournament title match

Sophomore Allison Raniere scored her first goal of the season with time running down Friday as Eastern Washington clinched a spot in the Big Sky Conference women’s soccer tournament title …


Weber State wins Big Sky, advances to NCAA tournament

Jeremy Senglin scored 20 points and top-seeded Weber State beat second-seeded Montana 62-59 in the Big Sky Conference tournament championship game Saturday night and earned an NCAA tournament berth.


Idaho women surge past ISU, advance to 3rd NCAA tournament in 4 years

RENO, Nev. – Freshman Mikayla Ferenz scored 18 points and third-seeded Idaho beat Idaho State 67-55 in the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game to advance to its third NCAA …


Big Sky tournament: Vandals use defense to hold off Eagles

RENO, Nev. – Martin Breunig scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and second-seeded Montana defeated No. 10 seed Sacramento State 70-53 in a Big Sky tournament quarterfinal Thursday night.


Idaho clamps down on Eastern Washington for 77-73 win in Big Sky tournament

RENO, Nev. – Nate Sherwood scored 19 points, Victor Sanders 17 and third-seeded Idaho beat sixth-seeded Eastern Washington 77-73 in a Big Sky tournament quarterfinal Thursday night.


Eastern Washington women win offensive showdown with Sacramento State

After hitting the gas pedal all night long, the Eastern Washington women picked the right time to find the clutch.


Healthy Vandals aiming for Big Sky tournament title, but first must get past EWU

By some accounts, the play happened just as then-Idaho coach Kermit Davis drew it up. The Vandals’ Ricardo Boyd caught the inbounds pass to the left of the 3-point circle …


EWU-Montana notes: ‘Just like football’: Eagle fans let Griz hear it after Big Sky conquest

MISSOULA – As the confetti rained down Saturday night and Eagle Nation celebrated a Big Sky Conference championship, a few fans watched the fun – and had some of their …


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2015, 8:35 p.m.

Eagles win Big Sky, land in NCAA tournament

Tyler Harvey scored 18 points and Eastern Washington beat Montana 69-65 in the Big Sky championship game Saturday night to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament.