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EWU head coach Shantay Legans gives instruction during EWU's 74-71 loss to Idaho Thursday. Legans was largely unhappy with EWU's effort in the game.

EWU coaches adjust to pandemic-style recruiting: Part two of a three-part series

May 5, 2020

EWU coaches hoping to lure top-notch athletes to play in Cheney have had to get used to a lot of FaceTime calls and virtual campus tours while on the recru...

The EWU men's basketball team celebrates its Big Sky regular season title. EWU clinched the title with a 78-69 victory over Weber State Saturday.

EWU wins outright regular season Big Sky Championship for second time in school history

March 7, 2020

Jubilation flooded Reese Court Saturday as the EWU men’s basketball team lifted the Big Sky Conference regular season champions trophy and cut down the...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison launches a three. Davison led EWU with 23 points Thursday.

EWU clinches share of Big Sky title with win over Idaho State

March 5, 2020

On Dec. 30, 2019, the EWU men’s basketball team lost to the Idaho State Bengals on the road 75-69. Tonight was a much different story. EWU (15-4,...

EWU senior forward Mason Peatling goes up for a putback layup. Peatling scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in EWU's 80-70 win over NAU Saturday.

EWU knocks off Northern Arizona behind another Peatling double-double

February 22, 2020

This season, the EWU men’s basketball team (12-4, 19-8) has turned to senior forward Mason Peatling whenever its opponent puts the pressure on. Saturday...

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Gallery: EWU vs. UM Feb. 9, 2019

February 12, 2019

  Game story: https://theeasterner.org/44890/sports/ewus-comeback-falls-just-short-in-missoula/...

Redshirt freshman guard Jacob Davison hangs in the air for a layup against Southern Utah on March 1. Davison is one of seven major players returning for the Eagles next season | Bailey Monteith for The Easterner

EWU men’s basketball enters offseason with promising future

April 12, 2018

For the second time in as many years, the EWU men’s basketball team is losing the Big Sky Conference MVP to graduation. Last season’s loss was Jacob Wiley, who no...

Senior forward Bogdan Bliznyuk surveys the defense during a recent home game. Bliznyuk is averaging 18.7 points, 3.6 assists and 1.0 steals on the season | Bailey Monteith for The Easterner

EWU men’s basketball splits on road, move to 4-3 in Big Sky

January 24, 2018

The EWU men’s basketball team split a pair of road games over the weekend, beating Northern Arizona 81-76 on Jan. 18 before losing 66-62 to Southern...

Senior forward Bogdan Bliznyuk dribbles against Walla Walla on Nov. 10. Bliznyuk is averaging 15.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game | Bailey Monteith for The Easterner

Long road trip continues for men’s basketball team

November 29, 2017

Ten games. Thirty-seven days. That is how long the EWU men’s basketball team will go without a home game. After opening the season at home with a victo...

Senior forward Bogdan Bliznyuk shoots a three-pointer against Walla Walla University on Nov. 10. Bliznyuk was named a Big Sky Conference Player of the Year Candidate | Bailey Monteith for The Easterner

EWU men’s basketball begins campaign with new look

November 15, 2017

The 2017 EWU men’s basketball team will have a new feel to it, for a couple of reasons. First, the Eagles have a new head coach at the helm. Shantay Leg...

Swoop takes a moment to lament on the court floor.

Eagles take a fall in conference play

January 7, 2016

Men’s basketball’s first two conference games did not go as planned as they dropped to 6-8 overall and 0-2 in the Big Sky conference. With this rough...

Venky Jois drives to the hole.

Men’s basketball pulls a victory in Sacramento

December 3, 2015

The men’s basketball team traveled to Sacramento, California, to play in the post-Thanksgiving Sacramento State Basketball Invitational against the University...

Venky Jois visciously throwing down a dunk.

Men’s basketball perseveres to start season 1-1

November 20, 2015

The men's basketball team started their season with a pair of games over the weekend. They lost their first game on the road, 106-88, against Mississippi...

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