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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Sacramento State holds off late Idaho rally for 67-56 victory

Nearly midway through the second half, this was looking like the next installment in a dismal line of Idaho’s recent defeats – a pair of double-digit losses in which the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Eastern Washington limits turnovers in win over Northern Arizona

Eastern Washington took care of the basketball and, as a result, took care of resurgent Northern Arizona.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Eastern Washington hosts improved Northern Arizona in Big Sky title race

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Eastern Washington holds off Sacramento State’s second-half surge

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Northern Arizona overcomes slow start to top Idaho

After Luke Avdaloc drilled a 3-pointer on Northern Arizona’s opening possession, the Lumberjacks and Idaho collectively missed 10 shots over the next four minutes.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Women’s college basketball: EWU overcomes 19-point deficit to beat Sacramento State

Jenna Dick sank five 3-pointers, including the go-ahead triple with 2 minutes remaining, and Eastern Washington rallied from 19 down to beat Sacramento State 78-73 in Sacramento on Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Jacob Davison lifts Eastern Washington past Portland State, 89-81

Jacob Davison had 30 points as Eastern Washington beat Portland State 89-81 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

After dropping two its past three, Eastern Washington looks to bounce back against Portland State

Eastern Washington opened the second half of Big Sky Conference play at the top of the league standings, eyeing a final 10-game stretch that included six home games. It’s cooled …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Idaho builds big lead, holds on late to stun Eastern Washington

Before Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans handed in his preseason Big Sky Conference ballot in October, he dubbed Idaho - last place a season ago, last place in the polls …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Idaho women hand Eastern Washington 12th consecutive loss

Eastern Washington found itself on traditional Big Sky Conference contender Idaho’ heels thanks to a couple first-half runs, but the result was ultimately the same for the swooning Eagles.


Following their hearts: Eastern Washington forward Mason Peatling loving the married life with his wife, Laura

Mason Peatling brought more than crafty post play and a beyond-his-years disposition to Eastern Washington, the second biggest commitment of the Australian’s young life.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Idaho’s Quinton Forrest discovered perfect place to salvage final season

The interplay of fate and old school ties brought Quinton Forrest and the University of Idaho together when both were badly in need of luck.


Trevon Allen’s career-high 36 points not enough to lift Idaho over Big Sky-leading Montana

Led by Sayeed Pridgett’s 19 points, Montana (14-10, 10-3 Big Sky) had four scorers in double figures.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Mason Peatling, Tanner Groves help Eastern Washington bounce back, blow out Montana State

Losing to Montana has a way of lighting a fire under Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Eastern Washington notebook: Montana cheerleader ejected after shoving Eagles forward Kim Aiken Jr.

Montana’s length and physicality helped slow down Eastern Washington forward Kim Aiken Jr. on Thursday, again holding the typically high-scoring junior to single digits in an emotional, foul-filled contest.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Montana holds off Eastern Washington in foul-filled rivalry game

In a stop-and-go game that featured 55 combined fouls – six of the emotional and subsequently technical-foul variety – Eastern Washington still made its runs.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Area women’s basketball: Idaho falls to Big Sky-leading Montana State

Oliana Squires and Darian White scored 12 points apiece, and Montana State defeated Idaho 62-56 Thursday night in Moscow in a showdown of the Big Sky Conference’s top two teams.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Borja Fernandez sparks Montana State past Idaho, 72-50

Borja Fernandez came off the bench to score 18 points, carrying Montana State to a 72-50 win over Idaho on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

‘Not flashy’ guard Jack Perry has been a steady presence for Eastern Washington

Perry has helped EWU get atop the Big Sky as it heads to Missoula on Thursday to face fellow preseason conference favorite and back-to-back defending champ Montana (12-10, 8-3).


Ferris standout Tarynce Antolin headlines strong recruiting class for Paul Petrino, Idaho

Before the start of Ferris’ football season last fall, coach Tom Yearout got the kind of pleasant surprise coaches dream about. Tarynce Antolin, who won a state championship the previous …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Eastern Washington football signs Mead standout Ben Voigtlaender, who will first pursue a two-year LDS church mission

Some recruiters were willing to wait for the services of standout Mead defensive end Ben Voigtlaender. Others weren’t.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Jacob Davison leads Eastern Washington over Sacramento St. 59-54

Jacob Davison scored 23 points as Eastern Washington narrowly defeated Sacramento State 59-54 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Cameron Shelton scores 29 to carry Northern Arizona past Idaho 77-72

Cameron Shelton scored a career-high 29 points as Northern Arizona narrowly defeated Idaho 77-72


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Area women’s basketball: Late 3-pointer lifts Northern Arizona past Idaho

Lauren Orndoff’s 3-pointer with 7 seconds left lifted Northern Arizona to a 71-70 victory over Idaho in a Big Sky Conference women’s basketball game Saturday at the Cowan Spectrum in …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Mason Peatling, Eastern Washington sink Southern Utah in overtime

Mason Peatling did everything he could inside to help Eastern Washington chip away at a deficit it faced most of regulation.


Northern Colorado wears down Idaho in second half

The determination that gave Idaho a chance to win in the closing seconds of each of its first five league losses was tested again by Northern Colorado.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Montana earns 1,000th home court win, holds off Idaho 67-63

Jared Samuelson scored 23 points and Kyle Owens and Kendal Manuel each added two clutch free throws in the final seconds as Montana won its 1,000th game on its home …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Jacob Davison scores 26, Eastern Washington tops Montana State 71-58

Jacob Davison scored 26 points, Mason Peatling had a double-double and Eastern Washington defeated Montana State 71-58 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Defense steps up late to help Eastern Washington pull out win over Idaho

Fouled with 4.3 seconds remaining and Eastern Washington clinging to a one-point lead, Kim Aiken Jr. prolonged the suspense in a game with Idaho that saw 10 lead changes.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Rivalry showdown between Eastern Washington, Idaho is ‘never just another game’ for Zac Claus

The hand at the tiller that steered Idaho through those rough waters belongs to interim coach Zac Claus, who had been an assistant with the Vandals from 2015 until being …