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Former EWU guard Tyler Harvey shoots over a Georgetown University defender in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. In EWU's second-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament they lost 84-74 to the No. 4 seed Hoyas.

EWU basketball aims to play in a postseason tournament for the fifth straight year

March 6, 2019

Men’s basketball has played in a postseason tournament the past four years, with a total of six appearances in the program's history. The last three...

The 1987 EWU women's basketball team poses for a team photo. The team was coached by Bill Smithpeters (back left), who was inducted into the EWU Hall of Fame in 2010. The team as a whole was inducted into the EWU Hall of Fame in 2013, and are the only EWU women's basketball team to make the NCAA Tournament.

EWU’s 1987 women’s basketball team set the mark for the program’s success

March 6, 2019

In 1987, the EWU women’s basketball team traveled to Missoula for the Mountain West Athletic Conference Tournament and beat Montana in the championship...

Former EWU forward Felix Von Hofe is boxed out by Georgetown University's Bradley Hayes in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The No. 4 seed Hoyas beat the No. 13 seed Eagles 84-74 in the game.

Opinion: Don’t pick the Big Sky at the Big Dance

March 6, 2019

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of ...

Junior guard Tyler Kidd organizes the offense in EWU's 59-56 loss to Sacramento State on Feb. 28. EWU is 9-5 overall with Kidd in the starting lineup. As a starter, Kidd averages 13.9 points, 4.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

Kidd carves a path from community college to EWU starting point guard

March 6, 2019

Junior guard Tyler Kidd’s path to the EWU roster is unlike any of his teammates. Kidd is the only Eagle to not make the jump to Division I basketball...

Gallery: EWU vs. Sac. State, Feb. 28, 2019

Gallery: EWU vs. Sac. State, Feb. 28, 2019

March 4, 2019

Game Story: ...

Juniors Mason Peatling and Tyler Kidd swarm freshman Kim Aiken, after Aiken made a buzzer beating 3-pointer to give EWU a 68-66 win on Saturday. Aiken led the Eagles with 19 points in the game.

Aiken’s 3-pointer steals win at the buzzer

March 2, 2019

Trailing by one point with just over nine seconds remaining in the game, it took a freshman to save senior night. Kim Aiken pulled up and hit a corner...

Head coach Shantay Legans yells at a call made during EWU's 59-56 loss to Sacramento State. EWU committed 18 turnovers in the game.

Sac State snaps EWU’s seven-game home win streak

February 28, 2019

Sacramento State snapped a seven-game EWU home win streak on Thursday, topping the Eagles 59-56 in a sloppy, tightly contested contest at Reese Court. EWU...

Junior forward Leya DePriest celebrates a 3-pointer in the Eagles' 81-76 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday. EWU made a season high 13 3-pointers in the victory.

Eagles’ 3-point scoring lifts them over Lumberjacks

February 23, 2019

The EWU women’s basketball team were lights out from behind the 3-point line on Saturday, scoring a season-high 13 3-pointers, topping Northern Arizona on Ree...

Senior guard Karpi Morrow guides the offense in EWU's 80-66 win over Southern Utah on Thursday. Morrow had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Bench and back-court boost Eagles over Thunderbirds

February 21, 2019

Five members of the EWU women’s basketball team scored in double figures as the Eagles (7-8, 8-16) defeated Southern Utah (3-13, 6-19) Thursday by a...

Attendance numbers are averages of conference games during the 2018-19 season, through Feb. 17. EWU ranked seventh out of 11 Big Sky men's basketball attendance so far this year.

Analyzing Big Sky men’s basketball fans

February 20, 2019

The Big Sky Conference isn’t a premier stage in the ranks of Division I college basketball, but some team’s fans take it more seriously than others....

Forward Mason Peatling rises to score a layup in the Eagles 82-57 win over Idaho on Monday. Peatling scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Eagles use size to bully Idaho in second half

February 18, 2019

EWU’s home win streak is now up to seven games. The Eagles (10-15, 8-6) blew past Idaho (4-21, 1-13) in the second half on way to a 82-57 win on Monday. Senior...

The Eagles look on in shock as Idaho's final 3-point basket is counted during Monday's 75-74 loss. The final shot was released after the final horn had sounded, but the play clock was ruled to be started early and after review the 3-pointer was counted.

Eagles stunned by Vandals in controversial finish

February 18, 2019

Freshman guard Grace Kirscher scored 19 points and a clutch layup, while senior guard Kapri Morrow added 17 points and 11 rebounds. That wasn’t enou...

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