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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Jacob Davison helps Eastern Washington hold off Portland State 71-69

Jacob Davison knew just one approach when he rallied Eastern Washington to a victory on Saturday. Attack, attack, attack.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Trevon Allen, Scott Blakney lead Idaho past Portland State

For an Idaho team with four wins heading into its Big Sky Conference home opener, success has been tenuous and temporary.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Cody John, Michal Kozak lead Weber State past Idaho 69-68

Cody John scored 18 points, Michal Kozak added 12 and grabbed 10 rebounds and Weber State held off a late Idaho run to win 69-68.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Chier Maker leads Idaho State past Eastern Washington 75-69

Chier Maker scored a career-high 24 points, and Tarik Cool added 22 as Idaho State beat Eastern Washington 75-69 on Monday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Austin Smellie scores 21 to lift Idaho State past Idaho 62-60

Austin Smellie had a career-high 21 points as Idaho State edged past Idaho 62-60 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Kim Aiken Jr. leads Eastern Washington over Weber State 79-77 in Big Sky opener

Ellis Magnuson added 12 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Eagles, who led 41-32 at halftime and by as many as 16 in the second half.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

After successful nonconference run, Eastern Washington ready for Big Sky

EWU went 7-4 during its nonconference slate, the Eagles’ second-best start since they earned NCAA Division I status 36 years ago.


John Blanchette: Gonzaga not chicken when it comes to taking its spot atop the college basketball podium

“Welcome to your worst nightmare Gonzaga: the #1 ranking,” came the blast over Twitter. From Buffalo bloody Wild Wings.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Eastern Washington flummoxed by Gonzaga’s size, athleticism

It took Gonzaga little time to exhibit the difference between the nation’s soon-to-be No. 1 and a Big Sky Conference favorite.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga avoids trap, roughs up Eastern Washington inside and outside in 112-77 rout

The second-ranked Bulldogs – who appear bound for No. 1 when the AP poll is released Monday – put up 64 first-half points and coasted to a 112-77 victory Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga’s offensive, defensive game plans executed to perfection against high-scoring Eastern Washington

Gonzaga came into Saturday afternoon’s neighborly showdown with Eastern Washington with a chance to ascend into the No. 1 spot in the national polls.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Gonzaga-Eastern Washington: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Eagles

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s win over Eastern Washington at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

South Dakota State cruises past Idaho 85-57

Douglas Wilson scored 18 points and Matt Dentlinger notched a double-double to propel South Dakota State to an 85-57 victory over Idaho.


Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans says facing No. 2 Gonzaga will be like ‘playing NBA 2K on expert mode’

EWU, which trails the all-time series 34-5 and hasn’t beaten the Bulldogs since 1990, hasn’t faced their national power neighbor since 2011.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

One more pre-Christmas challenge awaits as Gonzaga entertains Eastern Washington

The Gonzaga Bulldogs could use a break after a difficult three-week stretch that rivals any the program has faced in the last two decades. They’re not getting one, at least …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Rise of Eastern’s sky walker: Eastern Washington guard Jacob Davison is a high-soaring talent

Eastern Washington spring-heeled guard Jacob Davison – one of the Big Sky Conference’s most electrifying players – has plenty of dunks in his arsenal.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Eastern Washington’s 15 signees include talented Idaho prep quarterback

Fifteen players signed letters of intent with the Eastern Washington football program Tuesday, many who generated ample interest from bigger, Football Bowl Subdivision programs.


Idaho signs 11 players with intriguing potential

In its 11-player early signing class, Idaho added intriguing athletic talent. It built on its legacy. It brought in several players who are expected to play immediately and it poached …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Eastern Washington basketball continues high-scoring ways in rout of Omaha

EWU (7-3) connected on 13 of 36 3-pointers against the Mavericks (6-8), a program that won 21 games a season ago and reached the Summit League Conference Tournament title game.


Idaho overcomes limited roster to overtake Roadrunners in overtime

For 44 minutes, Idaho and Cal State Bakersfield couldn’t have played a tighter game.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Mason Peatling, Eastern Washington down Multnomah, Justin Martin in record-breaking rout

EWU forward Mason Peatling – whose 6-foot-8 frame towered over most of the diminutive Lions – scored a conference- and school-record 54 points in just 23 minutes of work.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Jacob Davison’s 39-point outburst helps Eastern Washington surge past North Dakota

Eastern Washington has three weeks before its Big Sky Conference slate opens, but Jacob Davison’s league MVP candidacy is well underway.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

FCS Playoffs: Record-breaking Montana swamps SE Louisiana 73-28

Dalton Sneed threw five touchdown passes and Marcus Knight rushed for three scores, leading the Montana Grizzlies’ 73-28 rout of Southeast Louisiana in a FCS second-round playoff game on Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Jill Townsend powers No. 18 Gonzaga women past Montana State 70-55

Jill Townsend scored 16 points and No. 18 Gonzaga pulled way from Montana State in the third quarter en route to a 70-55 victory on Thursday for the Bulldogs’ fifth …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Miller time: Washington State sparked by walk-on forward Tony Miller in 13-point win over Idaho

Their rotation shortened because of illness and their top scorer battling offensive inconsistency, the Cougars turned to an unlikely source in the Battle of the Palouse. Tony Miller showed up …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Washington State pulls away, beats Idaho 78-65

Miller, who averaged 3.2 points per game entering the night, was 6-of-7 shooting, and made 6-of-8 free throws.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

No. 22 Washington holds off Eastern Washington 90-80

Quade Green had 20 points and eight assists, Jaden McDaniels added 17 points before fouling out and No. 22 Washington beat Eastern Washington 90-80 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Terrell Brown’s 20 points help Seattle cruise past short-handed Idaho 74-55

Terrell Brown scored 20 points, Aaron Nettles added 15 and Seattle beat Idaho 74-55


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Gonzaga women surrounded by family going into Gulf Coast Showcase

For the second straight year, Melody Kempton is spending Thanksgiving far from home but close to her families.


Eastern Washington basketball records big midmajor win over Belmont

The Eagles (4-2) flexed their experience, depth and freshman fortitude in their final game of the five-team Gotham Classic, taking down a Belmont (4-3) program that’s advanced to the NCAA …