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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 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...

EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. feeds the post. Aiken had 16 points and six rebounds in EWU's 77-76 win over Sac State Thursday.

EWU tops Sac State despite tumultuous second half

February 21, 2020

When the EWU men’s basketball team (11-4, 18-8) built a 17-point first half lead against the Sacramento State Hornets (6-10, 13-12) Thursday, it appeared...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison attempts a free throw that would give him 1,000 points for his career. Davison scored 21 points in EWU's 74-71 loss to Idaho Thursday.

EWU digs large hole, can’t come back against last-place Idaho

February 14, 2020

EWU (9-4, 16-8) has faced double-digit deficits in five of its six Big Sky Conference home games. EWU came back to win three times previously, but Thursday...

Left: EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. wears No. 24, one of Kobe Bryant's numbers. Photo by Mckenzie Ford for the Easterner. Right: Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

EWU men’s and women’s basketball players and coaches reflect on the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant

February 5, 2020

On January 26, the world was stunned when news broke that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter Gianna a...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison attacks the perimeter. Davison scored 20 points in EWU's 89-84 victory over Northern Colorado Monday.

EWU knocks off Northern Colorado for another overtime victory

January 27, 2020

For the second time in as many games, the EWU men’s basketball team (6-2, 13-6) won in overtime Monday. The Eagles knocked off the Northern Colorado Bears...

EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. shoots a jump shot over a Montana defender. UM returns to Reese Court Thursday for an important Big Sky Conference matchup.

Eags take on Griz in important Reese Court showdown

January 8, 2020

EWU fans would rather forget what has happened the past two years in the Big Sky Conference Championship: a first-half lead melts away as the Eagles’...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison attacks the basket. Davison scored 26 points in EWU's 71-69 victory over PSU Saturday.

EWU hangs on to beat PSU behind trio of big performances

January 4, 2020

It got tense in the last minute, but the EWU men’s basketball team (2-1, 9-5) squeaked out a 71-69 victory over the Portland State Vikings (1-3, 7-9)...

EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. looks to make a move against Gonzaga's Killian Tillie. Aiken scored 11 points in EWU's 112-77 loss Saturday.

Bulldogs too much for Eagles in rout at The Kennel

December 23, 2019

The No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs came into Saturday’s game as the highest ranked squad the EWU men’s basketball team has ever played. That fact was reflected...

EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. shoots a fadeaway jumper. Aiken recorded his seventh double-double of the season Tuesday against Omaha.

EWU stays hot at home in high-scoring blowout over Omaha

December 18, 2019

The EWU men’s basketball team was on a 13-1 run as the first half of Tuesday’s game against the Omaha Mavericks wound to a close. That run was extended...

EWU senior forward Mason Peatling attempts a shot in the Eagles' 98-82 victory over North Dakota on Dec. 8. Peatling scored a conference-record 54 points Friday against Multnomah.

EWU, Peatling achieve conference records in rout of Multnomah

December 14, 2019

Mason Peatling exited Friday’s game against Multnomah University with 12:28 to play and received a loud ovation from the EWU crowd. The applause was...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison drives to the hoop for a layup. Davison scored 39 points Sunday, two away from tying his career-high.

Davison has big night as EWU pulls away from North Dakota

December 9, 2019

With 11:28 to play in the EWU men’s basketball game against The University of North Dakota Sunday, the Eagles trailed 62-61. EWU then rode the hot hand...

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