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Eagles struggle in second half, lose to Nevada

Nevada reeled off 13 straight points to begin the second half, while Eastern Washington misfired on its first 11 attempts. the end result was an 85-70 Nevada victory.


Eastern needs inside strength against Nevada in Monday’s CBI game

On one hand, Venky Jois’ sore right knee couldn’t come at a worse time for Eastern Washington.


Idaho heats up in fourth quarter to defeat Eastern, move to Big Sky women’s finals

With a big game on the line in the fourth quarter, Idaho women’s basketball coach Jon Newlee went with his hot hand.


Eastern, Idaho women face off after thrilling wins in quarterfinals

Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller and Jon Newlee of Idaho aren’t sure they can take much more excitement.


EWU’s Venky Jois, Austin McBroom named All-Big Sky

Eastern Washington seniors Venky Jois and Austin McBroom were selected to the All-Big Sky Conference basketball team, the league announced Monday.


St. John, Eastern basketball legend Irv Leifer dies

Irv Leifer, who was one of the all-time great basketball players for St. John High School and Eastern Washington University before going on to coach Renton High School to multiple …


Surging Eagles prep for high altitude in Arizona

Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford has been down this road before.


Montana holds off Eastern Washington

Martin Breunig scored 26 points, Walter Wright added 25, and Montana held on for a 74-69 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday.


Eastern can’t stay with Western Carolina in second half

It had the feel of a typical Big Sky Conference road game for the Eastern Washington men, but there was nothing typical about Western Carolina’s second half shooting.


Eastern men get another win over WCC team

Propelled by hot shooting during a trio of scoring runs, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team beat San Francisco for the second-straight year, winning 81-77 at War Memorial Gymnasium …


Seattle U avenges earlier loss to Eastern

It wasn’t easy, but the Redhawks avoided their worst start in 14 years.


Eastern adds transfer point guard Austin McBroom

Eastern Washington may have found another strong 3-point shooter and floor leader, rolled into one.


EWU’s Harvey weighs NBA option

Eastern Washington star Tyler Harvey is expected to decide this week whether to stay in school or leave a year early for the NBA draft.


Backyard hoops: Gonzaga, EWU get NCAA slots in Northwest cities

Fans of Gonzaga and Eastern Washington won’t have far to travel this week if they want to watch their favorite team play in the NCAA tournament.


Resilient Eagles became believers

MISSOULA – Define belief. Is it grasping that an 11-point deficit on an opponent’s home floor with mere minutes to go is a speedbump and not a sierra?


Von Hofe leads Eastern into Big Sky tourney title game

MISSOULA – Late in the game, during a timeout, Felix Von Hofe broke into a smile. It was as wide as the basket looked all night to the Eastern Washington …


Big Sky notes: Jim Hayford, Brian Katz friends to the end

MISSOULA – Their game plans will be tested tonight. Their friendship? Never. Eastern Washington coach Jim Hayford and Sacramento State’s Brian Katz go back more than two decades, but only …


Tyler Harvey pours in 42 points as EWU holds off Idaho

MISSOULA – It was almost unfair. The Idaho Vandals rose to the occasion of their Big Sky Conference quarterfinal game against Eastern Washington, but Tyler Harvey took his game to …


Tested Eagles set for tourney

Caution: more basketball drama ahead for Eastern Washington fans. That may be a good thing, as the Eastern Washington men’s and women basketball teams are definitely feeling tournament-tested even before …


Life on the edge continues for Eastern Washington against Montana schools in Big Sky play

Eastern Washington senior guard Parker Kelly feels at home at Reese Court, and he’d like to stay around a little longer. “It’s been an awesome run, and hopefully it’s not …


Eastern’s life on the edge continues against Montana schools

Eastern Washington senior guard Parker Kelly feels right at home at Reese Court, and he’d like to stay around a little longer.


Eastern men’s fast facts

Conference: Big Sky Colors: Red and white


Eastern falls to PSU despite 32 from Ognjen Miljkoic

Andre Winston Jr. scored 23 points as Portland State got hot in the second half and came back to defeat Eastern Washington 92-83 Monday night despite the 32 points from …


Seton Hall rolls past Eastern, 92-70

Freshman guard Jaren Sina took care of the ball in his first start at point guard and senior swingman Fuquan Edwin continued to take the ball away at a record …


Injuries hurt EWU men throughout season

It happened Feb. 28 at Reese Court: the final insult added to the injuries that defined the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball season. Inside a minute to play, a 30-footer …


Eastern heats up

Fifteen minutes after the game ended, Parker Kelly still had the hot hand. Kelly’s palms were red after a big shooting night that helped Eastern Washington to a crucial 76-65 …


Eastern heats up

Monday’s 76-65 victory over Portland State couldn’t have come at a better time for the Eastern Washington Eagles (5-15 overall and 3-7 in the Sky), who in one night moved …


Eastern opens Big Sky slate Thursday

If the Mayans are right and the world ends Friday, Jim Hayford is going out in style – his Eagles are shooting 3s like there’s no tomorrow. Offense-loving basketball fans …


EWU kicks off busy Bay Area trip on Sunday

As he prepares for a big road trip, Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford is trying to look at the big picture. “Having 10 new players and starting the …


Eastern sheds some rust in exhibition victory

The new-look Eastern Washington basketball team relied on some old hands Sunday afternoon at Reese Court. Amid all the fresh faces in the lineup, it fell to senior guards Kevin …