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Mason Peatling graduated Big Sky MVP and conference champion.

Senior feature: How steady Mason Peatling turned into Big Sky MVP Mason Peatling

June 11, 2020

Mason Peatling has always had something to prove. Growing up playing basketball in Australia, he was never the first guy picked for an All-Star game or...

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

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

March 4, 2019

Game Story: ...

Photo courtesy of EWU Athletics.

Basketball alum Marc Axton is an Eagle for life

January 10, 2018

Former EWU men’s basketball player Marc Axton was a crucial piece of Eastern basketball from 2002-2005, four of the most successful seasons in program h...

A group of Eagles react during a dead ball in the team's victory over Portland State on Jan. 4. EWU is now 8-9 on the season. | Photo courtesy of Aaron Malmoe.

EWU men’s basketball win two at home, opens Big Sky 3-1

January 10, 2018

The 10-game non-conference road trip that saw the EWU men’s basketball team suffer a seven game losing streak is distant memory. The Eagles are back at ...

Senior forward Jesse Hunt fights for position during a home game this season. Hunt had 14 points in the Dec. 17 win over CSUN | Photo courtesy of Aaron Malmoe.

EWU men’s basketball closes out non-conference slate with two wins

December 22, 2017

“I don’t know if the guys know what the scoreboard at home looks like anymore.” That is what EWU men’s basketball head coach Shantay Legans...

Senior forward Bogdan Bliznyuk versus San Fransisco on Dec. 7. Bliznyuk is 183 points from the all-time school scoring record. | Photo courtesy of EWU Athletics

EWU men’s basketball long road trip ends in heartbreaking loss

December 13, 2017

The EWU men's basketball team concluded its lengthy road trip on Tuesday evening, losing to the University of Wyoming 93-88 in overtime. The Eagles knocked...

Sophomore forward Uriah Howard scans the BYU defense on Nov. 17. After losing to Gonzaga on Thursday, the Eagles are 2-4 on the season. | Bailey Monteith for The Easterner.

EWU women’s basketball falls to Gonzaga in non-conference play

December 1, 2017

The EWU women's basketball team stayed with the Gonzaga Bulldogs for one and a half quarters on Thursday night in Spokane. Then, the Eagles went three...

Jim Hayford court side in a game against the Idaho Vandals, 2/17/2017.

Jim Hayford leaves EWU to become head basketball coach at Seattle University

March 29, 2017

After a six-year stint as EWU men’s basketball head coach, Jim Hayford is heading to the west side of the state. Hayford, 49, has been hired as the men...

Shantay Legans talking to players on the bench in a game against the Idaho Vandals, 2/17/2017.

EWU promotes longtime assistant Shantay Legans as next head basketball coach

March 29, 2017

Just a few hours after the announcement of former EWU basketball coach Jim Hayford leaving to take over as head coach at Seattle University, EWU has ann...

EWU basketball begins 2016-17 season

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

November 17, 2016

Men's Basketball The EWU men’s basketball team opened up the 2016-17 season with a pair of drastically different games, beating the Division III Linfield Wildcats 70-47 at home and falling to the Big Ten’s Northwestern Wildcats 86-72 on the road. Senior Felix Von Hofe led the Eagles in scoring against Linfield, scoring 21 points while shooting 7-12 (58.3 percent) from ...

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