2011-12 News Releases
June 22, 2012
Video Scoreboards to be Latest Upgrade at EWU’s Reese Court and Roos Field
Following up on the momentum created with the installation of red synthetic turf at Roos Field and the 2011 National Championship, Eastern Washington University is now taking steps to replace the 23-year-old Roos Field scoreboard with a new video scoreboard that will enhance the game-day experience for students, fans and athletes. In addition, a new video board will be added to the existing scoreboard at Reese Court in the Pavilion.
May 3, 2012
Pat Whitehill Celebration of Life Takes Place on June 3
A “Celebration of Life” for Eastern Washington University Athletics Hall of Fame member Pat Whitehill will take place on Sunday, June 3 at 1 p.m. at the Showalter Auditorium on the EWU campus in Cheney, Wash. Whitehill passed away on Feb. 25 at the age of 82. The 1951 Eastern graduate was a standout in men’s basketball and track and field for Eastern, then spent 30 years as a member of EWU’s physical education department.
April 13, 2012
40 Selected to Winter All-Academic Team
A total of 40 Eastern Washington University student-athletes have been honored on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for winter quarter 2012. Of the total, 18 were from the women's indoor track and field team, 12 from the men's indoor squad, seven from women's basketball and three from the men's basketball team.
April 11, 2012
Eagles Sign All-State Guard Ivan Dorsey from City College of San Francisco
City College of San Francisco All-State guard Ivan Dorsey, a former and future teammate of Collin Chiverton, has signed a letter of intent to attend Eastern Washington University and play for the Eagles in the 2012-13 season, EWU head coach Jim Hayford has announced.
March 12, 2012
Final Coaches Show Tonight at 5 p.m.
The final Eastern Washington University Coaches Show of the 2011-12 school year will take place tonight (March 12) at 5 p.m. at the Q Sports Bar and Restaurant at Northern Quest Casino and Resort. The show is starting an hour earlier than normal because of pre-game coverage on 700-AM ESPN for the Spokane Shock season-opening football game.
March 9, 2012
SEASON WRAP-UP: Eastern Finishes 15-17 in Debut Season Under Hayford
It was all about improvement. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball program under first-year head coach Jim Hayford improved by five victories from the year before, as the Eagles equaled its most wins since Eastern made its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2004.
March 8, 2012
Colimon Earns BSC Championship All-Tournament Honors
Concluding his honor-filled senior season with a flourish, senior point guard Cliff Colimon was selected to the Big Sky Conference Championship All-Tournament team for scoring 49 points in two games in the tournament. He is EWU’s first all-tournament selection since Rodney Stuckey in 2006, and its 14th overall.
March 6, 2012
Grizzlies Pull Away Late for 74-66 Win
It was déjà vu. Montana overcame an 11-point lead by Eastern Washington University and pulled away in the final 1:45 for a 74-66 victory Tuesday (March 6) in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Championship in Missoula, Mont.
March 4, 2012
Eagles Take On Montana’s 12-Game Winning Streak in Semis
It’s not always a bad thing to go into a postseason game as the underdog. But considering the roll the University of Montana is on right now with 12-straight victories, Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford may beg to differ.
March 3, 2012
Eastern Advances to Semifinals in BSC Championship With 81-75 Win
Junior guard Jeffrey Forbes was up to the task. So was senior point guard Cliff Colimon. And ditto for senior forward Laron Griffin. Idaho State stole a page from EWU’s book, but Eastern Washington University’s trio of players all scored at least 21 points to lead the Eagles to an 81-75 victory over the Bengals in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Saturday (March 3) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
March 3, 2012
Eagles Will Take on Griz in Semifinals
Portland State defeated Montana State 75-53 Saturday night (March 3), and as a result, Eastern Washington University will play host Montana Tuesday (March 6) in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Championship in Missoula, Mont. Eastern has a limited number of all-session tickets available in the EWU cheering section for the semifinals and championship game. Those tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and cost $45 each.
March 2, 2012
Plenty of Tickets for Saturday's Game Available; PLAYER FEATURE . . .Colimon Playing Anything But “Little” As of Late
Big is relative. On a team with two Cliffs -- also known as "Little Cliff" and "Big Cliff:" -- Eastern point guard Cliff Colimon has played big as of of late, with an average of 21.7 points per game in EWU's last seven games.
March 1, 2012
Colimon, Chiverton Honored by Big Sky
A pair of Eagles with a combined 23 performances with 20 points or more have been selected to the All-Big Sky Conference squad announced Thursday (March 1) by the league as selected by the Big Sky’s nine head coaches. Senior point guard Cliff Colimon earned first team All-Big Sky honors, while junior forward Collin Chiverton earned honorable mention and was the league’s Newcomer of the Year.
February 29, 2012
Colimon is Co-Big Sky Player of the Week After Senior Night Win
Cliff Colimon of Eastern Washington University and Will Cherry from the University of Montana have been selected as the co-Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Players of the Week after leading their respective squads to key victories on the final night of the regular season.
February 29, 2012
Eagles Face Familiar Foe Saturday at Home in Tourney
Previous wins don’t mean much now – it is loser-out time in the Big Sky Conference. Playing Idaho State for the third time in a 10-day span, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team hosts the Bengals Saturday (March 3) in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Championship. Tipoff is 2:05 p.m. Pacific time at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
February 28, 2012
Eastern Beats Bengals 77-64 at Reese Court to Clinch Saturday Home Date With ISU
Senior night at Reese Court turned out to be only the beginning. Seniors Cliff Colimon and Laron Griffin had career nights to lead Eastern Washington University to a 77-64 victory over Idaho State in the final Big Sky Conference regular season men’s basketball game of the year for both teams Tuesday (Feb. 28) in Cheney, Wash.
February 27, 2012
Rematch Tuesday at Reese Court Will be Followed by Rematch
Eastern Washington University men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford was hoping his team would get this opportunity in his first year at the helm. Hayford’s squad tries to clinch a first-round home game in the upcoming Big Sky Conference Tournament when the Eagles host Idaho State Tuesday (Feb. 28) in a rematch of a game played on Feb. 23 in Pocatello, Idaho., in an 85-78 Eagle win.
February 25, 2012
Playoff Picture Clears Despite Loss at PSU
In the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t the most important game the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will play in the next few days. A 14-2 run in the second half and some spotty shooting by the Eagles helped Portland State beat EWU 69-64 Saturday (Feb. 25) at the Stott Center in Portland, Ore.
February 24, 2012
Conventional Win Would Be Nice for Tourney-Bound EWU
First-year head coach Jim Hayford would prefer a more conventional approach to winning the next time around. His under-manned Eagles clinched a spot in the Big Sky Conference Tournament with a thrilling 85-78 win over Idaho State on Thursday (Feb. 23), and now play at Portland State (Feb. 25) at 7:05 p.m. Pacific time at the Stott Center in Portland, Ore.
February 24, 2012
Portland State Hands Eastern 76-69 Loss
The Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team could simply not find an answer for the sharp-shooting Vikings on Thursday (Feb. 23) at Reese Court, as defending Big Sky regular-season champion Portland State upended Eastern, 76-69, in Cheney, Wash. Fortunately though, the loss did little to affect EWU's Big Sky title run, as current league-leader Idaho State (20-7, 12-2) also lost tonight at Sacramento State, 75-63.
February 23, 2012
Eagles Clinch Berth With 85-78 Win Over Idaho State
A trio of players combined to make 7-of-8 free throws in the final 41 seconds as Eastern Washington University clinched a postseason playoff berth with an 85-78 over Idaho State Thursday (Feb. 23) in a key Big Sky Conference game at Reed Gym in Pocatello, Idaho. Northern Colorado lost 88-71 to Weber State, helping EWU clinch a berth to the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
February 20, 2012
Postseason Berth on the Line in Trio of Games to End Season
It comes down to three games for all the marbles for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. With six teams battling for the final four berths in the Big Sky Conference Tournament, Eastern plays three games against teams that are currently in that league logjam. This week, the Eagles play at Idaho State Thursday (Feb. 23 at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time) and Portland State Saturday (Feb. 25 at 7:05 p.m. Pacific).
February 18, 2012
In Even ESPN BracketBusters Matchup, Eastern Falls 78-73 at UC Irvine
At this point, the only bracket the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team is concerned with is in the Big Sky Conference Tournament. But the Eagles put up a mighty fight in a close game Saturday (Feb. 18) at UC Irvine in a Sears ESPN BracketBusters match-up, but fell to the hot-shooting Anteaters 78-73 at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif.
February 16, 2012
Colimon Leads Eagles Back From 17-Point Deficit in Critical 79-76 Win
It may go down as the rally that saved the season. Senior point guard Cliff Colimon had a near triple-double and Parker Kelly hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play as Eastern Washington University rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to defeat Northern Colorado 79-76 Wednesday (Feb. 15) in a Big Sky Conference showdown at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
February 16, 2012
Eagles Step Away from Conference Race for BracketBusters Game
It may be a meaningless game in the Big Sky Conference race, but the next game is anything but meaningless to Eastern Washington University men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford. With three crucial league games left to play in the regular season, the Eagles play their final non-conference game of the year this Saturday (Feb. 18) at 7 p.m. against UC Irvine in the Sears ESPN BracketBusters.
February 13, 2012
Stretch Run Features Games Against Teams Fighting for Berths
It’s the closest thing to a must-win without being one, as the stretch run begins for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. Regardless, this Wednesday’s (Feb. 15) Big Sky Conference showdown between Eastern Washington and Northern Colorado will have a playoff feel to it. Tipoff at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash., is 6:05 p.m. Pacific time.
February 12, 2012
Eastern and Parker Kelly Put Scare into Wildcats, But Lose 84-75
Although it trailed from start to finish, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team put forth a 36-minute fight against the league leaders. But Weber State didn’t wilt in the second half, as the Eagles fell 84-75 Saturday (Feb. 11) at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, Utah, in a Big Sky Conference game.
February 8, 2012
Ederaine and Ojeda Honored as Scholar-Athletes of the Month
Senior forward Cliff Ederaine of the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team and junior center Carrie Ojeda from the women’s squad were selected as the Scholar-Athletes of the Month for February. This award, presented by the EWU Athletic Department, recognizes the athletic and academic success of student-athletes, based primarily on performances turned in during the month prior.
February 6, 2012
In a Tight Race, Eagles Play at League-Leading Weber State
The Eagles have answered the call on the road this season, and now, they need to more than ever. Coming off its fourth loss in six Big Sky Conference home games this season, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team heads back on the road for three of its next four league games, starting this Saturday (Feb. 11) in Ogden, Utah, when the Eagles face league leader Weber State.
February 5, 2012
Eagles Dig 19-Point Hole at Halftime and Lose to Hornets, 75-71
As it turns out, a 19-point halftime deficit was too big a hole to get out of. Sacramento State buried Eastern with six 3-pointers in the first half to take a 40-21 lead at halftime, and Eastern Washington University’s rally came up short as the Hornets beat the Eagles 75-71 Saturday (Feb. 4) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
February 3, 2012
Eastern Tries Try to Continue Home Mastery of Sac State
The Eastern Washington University men's basketball team will try to beat the Hornets for the 16th-straight time at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash., when the Hornets visit Saturday (Feb. 4) for a pivotal league contest. The game starts at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time, with all Eastern fans encouraged to wear white on “White Out Reese” night.
February 2, 2012
With 74-68 Road Win at NAU, Eagles Move into Fifth
Eastern Washington University moved up one position in the Big Sky Conference standings by rallying from a nine-point second half deficit to knock off last-place Northern Arizona 74-68 in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball game Thursday (Feb. 2) at the Rolle Activity Center in Flagstaff, Ariz.
January 30, 2012
Eagles Play at UC Irvine in BracketBuster Game
The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will play at Big West Conference foe UC Irvine on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. as part of the Sears ESPN BracketBusters announced Monday (Jan. 30). Tip-off will be 7 p.m. Pacific time at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif.
January 30, 2012
Eagles Look For More Season Sweeps This Week
Not to get greedy, but the Eagles are hoping to wrap-up two more season sweeps this week. Fresh off a season sweep of Montana State, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team looks for two more this week when they play Thursday (Feb. 2) at Northern Arizona before returning home Saturday (Feb. 4) to face Sacramento State. Thursday’s game starts at 5:35 p.m. Pacific time and Saturday’s game at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash., begins at 6:05 p.m. Pacific.
January 29, 2012
Eagles Roll Past Third-Place Bobcats Again, 69-52
The Eagles followed the same script. Eastern Washington University used a pair of scoring runs in each half, a stifling defense and balanced scoring to cruise to a 69-52 victory over third-place Montana State in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday (Jan. 28) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 27, 2012
Despite Fast Start in Second Half, Cold-Shooting Eastern Falls to Montana, 74-60
A hot start in the second half couldn’t overcome a cold first half. Montana took a 13-point first-half lead and went on to a 74-60 victory over Eastern Washington University in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball game Thursday (Jan. 26) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 27, 2012
Eastern Hopes for Same Result When MSU Visits Reese Court
The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team is hoping for an encore performance. The Eagles close out a three-game home stand by hosting Montana State – a team it defeated by 14 points a month ago -- on Saturday (Jan. 28), starting at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 23, 2012
Time for Rematches as Eagles Host Grizzlies and Bobcats
The first meetings were interesting. The rematches are intriguing. Although the Eagles still haven’t played Idaho State, essentially the second half of the Big Sky Conference schedule begins this week for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team when they host Montana and Montana State at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 22, 2012
Vikings Beat Eagles in Overtime in Battle for Fourth in Big Sky
Portland State came up with a scoring run and big plays down the stretch to spoil the opening game of Eastern Washington University’s home stand, as the Vikings came up with a 78-76 overtime victory over the Eagles Saturday (Jan. 21) in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball game at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 17, 2012
Seattle Rolls Over Eagles in Second Half, 91-78
The Eagles finally hit the wall. Eastern Washington University took a 52-51 lead early in the second half and was within one with 10 minutes to play, but it was all Seattle after that as the Redhawks rolled over the Eagles 91-78 in a non-conference college men’s basketball game Monday (Jan. 16) at Key Arena in Seattle, Wash.
January 17, 2012
Eastern Hosts PSU in Battle for Fifth in Big Sky
Playing at home has never looked better for this year’s Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. Fresh off a stretch of three road games in five nights, the Eagles get the luxury of playing their next three games at home – and thankfully, over an eight-day stretch. Portland State visits this Saturday (Jan. 21) in the first of those games at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 14, 2012
Northern Colorado Takes Lead on Technical to Win 71-70
Colin Chiverton was just trying to do what he could to get a win for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. After hitting the go-ahead basket with 18 seconds to play, six ticks of the clock later while battling for a loose ball on the floor he called a timeout the Eagles didn’t have as Northern Colorado went on to beat EWU 71-70 Saturday (Jan. 14) in a battle for third place in the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball standings.
January 13, 2012
Colimon’s Late Heroics Saves Poor Shooting Night for EWU in 65-60 Win
With third-place on the line, Cliff Colimon seized the opportunity. The senior point guard scored 11 of his 17 points in the final five minutes as Eastern Washington University downed Sacramento State 65-60 in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball game Thursday (Jan. 12) In Sacramento, Calif., in the first of three road games in five nights for the Eagles.
January 13, 2012
Fortunate Eastern Takes on Angry Bears on Saturday in Greeley
It’s happy birds against angry Bears Saturday afternoon in Greeley, Colo. Featuring a pair of teams with opposite degrees of results in their last outings, Eastern Washington University plays at Northern Colorado Saturday (Jan. 14) at 3:05 p.m. Pacific time in a battle for third place in the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball standings.
January 9, 2012
Eagles Back on the Road for Three Games in Five Nights
When you’re ahead of teams in the league standings, you always want to keep it that way. That’s the task at hand for Eastern Washington University men’s basketball and head coach Jim Hayford as it embarks on a road trip in which the Eagles will play three games in five nights, starting Thursday (Jan. 12) at Sacramento State.
January 8, 2012
Eastern Scores 49 Points in Second Half to Surge Past NAU, 76-59
There is something to be said about a consistent starting lineup. Eastern Washington University leading scorer Collin Chiverton came off the bench in the second half to score 12 points and spark the Eagles to a 76-69 Big Sky Conference men’s basketball victory over Northern Arizona Saturday (Jan. 7) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 6, 2012
Eagles Look to Get Back on Winning Track
Eastern Washington University men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford is looking for a few more winning plays on Saturday (Jan. 7) to get his team over the hump. Two nights after getting beaten by seven points, 76-69, by league favorite Weber State, the Eagles continue Big Sky Conference action at home when the Eagles host Northern Arizona at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time at Reese Court.
January 1, 2012
Eastern Hosts League Favorite & NCAA Leading Scorer on Thursday
If its preseason schedule and initial Big Sky Conference road trip of the season weren’t challenging enough, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team needs to look no further than its league home opener for its latest challenge. League favorite Weber State, featuring the leading scorer in NCAA Division I – junior Damian Lillard – visit Cheney on Thursday (Jan. 5) in an early-season Big Sky showdown at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
December 29, 2011
Looking for First League Road Sweep Since 2004, Eastern Takes on Montana in Missoula
Finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. Coming off an impressive victory in its first Big Sky Conference game of the season, the Eagles end a difficult stretch of five of six games on the road when they play at Montana on Friday (Dec. 30).
December 28, 2011
Eagles Turn Great Start Into Triumph in Big Sky Opener
Jim Hayford, meet first place in the Big Sky Conference. A composed Eagle squad turned an early 25-10 lead into a 16-point victory, as the first-year head coach of the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team made his league debut with an 82-66 win at Montana State on Wednesday (Dec. 28).
December 23, 2011
Eagles Continue Grueling Road Stretch to Open League Play
The road doesn’t get any easier, but it’s a new season for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. The Eagles open Big Sky Conference play on the road at Montana State on Dec. 28 and Montana on Dec. 30 to conclude a stretch in which they play five of six games on the road.
December 21, 2011
Saint Mary’s Uses 16-2 Run to Take Early Lead in 77-61 Win
If the Gaels were tired from a fifth game in a span of just eight days, they didn’t show it in the opening minutes. Playing its third game in four nights, Saint Mary’s used a 16-2 run to take command early, and went on to a 77-61 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern Washington University Tuesday (Dec. 20) at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif.
December 19, 2011
Eastern Faces Tough Task Versus Gaels in Moraga Tuesday
The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team has played three Pac-12 Conference opponents this year plus a nationally-ranked Gonzaga squad, but Tuesday’s (Dec. 20) opponent from the West Coast Conference might be the best opponent on EWU’s schedule to date.
December 16, 2011
Eastern Holds Off Lutes, 83-72
Despite only a day between games to prepare, a pair of Eagles had season-best scoring nights to lead Eastern Washington to an 83-72 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Pacific Lutheran Friday (Dec. 16) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. Junior Collin Chiverton scored 18 first-half points on his way to a team-high and season-high 26. Point guard Cliff Colimon also added a season-high 26 points – one away from his career high – and finished with seven assists.
December 15, 2011
Game Plan Works, But Shooting Woes Lead to 60-47 Loss to UCLA
The game plan worked, but the shooting eye for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team didn’t cooperate. A slow-down strategy worked in the first half and kept the game close for the first 23 minutes, but UCLA took advantage of a huge shooting advantage to knock off the Eagles 60-47 in a non-conference basketball game Wednesday (Dec. 14) at the Los Angeles Sports Center, the temporary home for the Bruins while famed Pauley Pavilion
December 15, 2011
Eagles Host PLU Friday in Rare Home Game
It’s been five years since the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team has had a winning record, and as its successful pre-conference season nears a close, that accomplishment appears to be there for the taking. The Eagles, 5-5 on the season with two games remaining before Big Sky Conference play begins, entertain Pacific Lutheran this Friday (Dec. 16) at 6:05 p.m. at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
December 12, 2011
Tall Task for 5-4 Eagles Against Towering UCLA Team
The tall timber only starts with Puget Sound product Joshua Smith. Playing its third and final game of the season versus a Pac-12 Conference member, the 5-4 Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team takes on a towering UCLA squad this Wednesday (Dec. 14). Tipoff is 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Sports Center, the temporary home for the Bruins while famed Pauley Pavilion undergoes renovations.
December 11, 2011
Eastern Can’t Match Firepower of Titans in 91-76 Loss
Eastern Washington University’s Cliff Colimon and Collin Chiverton were front and center in an old-fashioned shootout Sunday (Dec. 11) afternoon in Fullerton, Calif. But the Eagles couldn’t match the firepower for Cal State Fullerton and lost to the Titans 91-76 in a non-conference collegiate men’s basketball game at Titan Gym.
December 9, 2011
Back on the Road, Eagles Play at Impressive Cal State Fullerton
The previous three opponents for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team have entered their games against the Eagles coming off victories. But the win registered by Cal State Fullerton in its most recent outing is the biggest triumph of note. The Eagles begin a two-game California road swing by facing 5-3 Cal State Fullerton Sunday (Dec. 11) at 3:05 p.m. Pacific time at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif.
December 8, 2011
Early Run Leads Eastern to 50-Point Win Over Wildcats
An early 14-2 run was the knockout punch. Five Eagles scored in double figures – including double-doubles for seniors Cliff Ederaine and Cliff Colimon – and the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team went on to an easy 104-54 non-conference victory over Linfield Thursday (Dec. 8) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
December 5, 2011
Eagles Are Back at Home to Face Linfield Thursday
The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball program has never faced Linfield College. First-year Eagle head coach Jim Hayford has for the past 10 seasons. Eastern returns to action this Thursday (Dec. 8) when Linfield College visits for a 6:05 p.m. game at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
December 3, 2011
Eagles Shoot Half as Well as Cougars in 75-49 Loss
Jim Hayford wanted to reverse the curse. But instead, he witnessed a shooting effort that was half that of Washington State, as his Eagles lost to the Cougars 75-49 in a non-conference college basketball game Saturday (Dec. 3) at Friel Court in Pullman, Wash.
December 1, 2011
Eastern Puts Three-Game Winning Streak on the Line at WSU
A 4-2 start to a season has been rare for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball program, but even rarer is a win over a Pac-12 Conference opponent. The Eagles will put their three-game winning streak on the line when EWU plays at Washington State on Saturday (Dec. 3) at 3:35 p.m. at Friel Court in Pullman, Wash.
December 1, 2011
With Early 27-7 Lead, Eastern Rolls to 73-66 Victory
This time, the Eagles did the long-range bombing. After falling victim the last two seasons to Idaho’s 3-point shooting attack, the Eastern Washington University sank them early and often Wednesday (Nov. 30) and rolled to a 73-66 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Idaho State at Memorial Gym in Moscow, Idaho.
November 29, 2011
Ederaine Wins Big Sky Player of the Week Award
After leading Eastern to a pair of victories, senior forward Cliff Ederaine has been selected as Big Sky Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday (Nov. 29). The 6-foot-7, 205-pound senior forward from Moreno Valley, Calif., averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and two blocks per game as the Eagles notched a road win over Hawai’i (89-72), and topped UC Davis (79-59) in Cheney.
November 28, 2011
Eagles play on the Palouse versus Vandals and Cougars
After traveling to and from Hawai’i for a single game, a pair of short treks to the Palouse this week are going to seem like a jaunt across campus for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. Opening the season 3-2 under first-year head coach Jim Hayford, the Eagles play at Idaho from the Western Athletic Conference on Wednesday (Nov. 30), followed by a game at Washington State of the Pac-12 on Saturday (Dec. 3).
November 27, 2011
Eastern Uses 19-1 Run to Surge Past UC Davis, 79-59
You know Cliff Ederaine is going to have a big outing when the 6-foot-7 Eastern Washington University forward makes a 3-pointer. The senior had career highs of 23 points and seven assists as the Eagles surged past UC Davis in the second half for a 79-59 non-conference college men’s basketball victory Sunday (Nov. 27) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
November 23, 2011
Eagles Finish Strong and Win at Hawai’i, 89-72
Now that’s the way you take a lead and make it bigger. Eastern Washington University turned a four-point advantage into leads of 14 and 18 in the second half, and went on to defeat Hawai’i 89-72 in a non-conference college men’s basketball game Tuesday (Nov. 22) at the Stan Sheriff Center.
November 21, 2011
After Trip to Hawai’i, Eagles Host UC Davis on Sunday
Coming off a frustrating 73-65 loss at Oregon on Nov. 17, the 1-2 Eagles head for Hawai’i to face the 1-1 Rainbow Warriors of the Western Athletic Conference on Tuesday (Nov. 22). Following that contest, Eastern has a post-Thanksgiving home game on Sunday (Nov. 27) against UC Davis of the Big West Conference in a game that begins at 1:35 p.m. Pacific time at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
November 18, 2011
Oregon Rallies for 73-65 Win Over Eastern
Eastern led much of the way – including holding a nine-point lead in the second half – but Oregon rallied in the final 11 minutes to surge past the Eagles 73-65 Thursday (Nov. 17) in a non-conference game at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.
November 16, 2011
Eastern Plays at Oregon Thursday Before Trip to Hawai’i
The learning process continues for the Eastern Washington University basketball team when it plays its third game in seven nights this Thursday (Nov. 17) at the University of Oregon of the Pacific-12 Conference. Tipoff at the brand spanking new 12,369-seat Matthew Knight Arena is 7:06 p.m. Pacific time.
November 16, 2011
With International Flavor, Eagles Sign Five to Letters of Intent
One of the top high school players in the state of Arizona, as well as two players from Germany and two from Australia, have signed letters of intent to attend Eastern Washington University and play basketball for the Eagles, head men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford announced Wednesday (Nov. 16).
November 15, 2011
Chiverton and Ederaine Pace Eagles Past South Dakota
Head coach Jim Hayford 1. Collin Chiverton and Cliff Ederaine 40. Thanks to a combined 40 points by the pair of Eagles, Hayford won his first game as head men’s basketball coach at Eastern Washington University, as the Eagles roared past South Dakota 70-61 in the home opener for the Eagles Tuesday (Nov. 15) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
November 12, 2011
Eastern Holds Late Second-Half Lead, But Falls to 23rd-Ranked Bulldogs, 77-69
It was a good starting point, but very nearly a remarkable one. After responding time and time again from Gonzaga scoring runs, Eastern Washington University opened the 2011-12 season with a respectable 77-69 loss to the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs Friday (Nov. 11) at the McCarthy Center in Spokane, Wash.
November 6, 2011
Eagles Open Hayford Era at GU, Home Versus South Dakota
Jim Hayford is no stranger to season openers, but this opener is downright daunting. The Hayford era at Eastern Washington University begins Friday (Nov. 11) when the new head coach opens his NCAA Division I basketball coaching career against national powerhouse Gonzaga at the McCarthy Center in Spokane, Wash. Four days later, the Eagles open their home schedule against South Dakota at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
October 27, 2011
Hayford on EWU Coaches Show on Monday, Oct. 31
A preview of the 2011-12 Eastern Washington University men’s basketball season will be featured on this Monday’s (Oct. 31) Eagle Coaches Show at 6 p.m. Pacific time at the Q Sports Bar and Restaurant at Northern Quest Casino and Resort.
October 19, 2011
Coaches Pick Eagles to Finish Third
Whether or not the respect is warranted will be determined next March. But for now, new Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford and his team received notable respect from Big Sky Conference head coaches by being picked to finish third, the league announced on Wednesday (Oct. 19).
October 12, 2011
SEASON OUTLOOK: Eagles Enter First Season Under Hayford
Having experienced players is always a nice bonus, but everybody seems like a newcomer to a new head coach. For new Eastern Washington University men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford, blending eight returning letter winners with eight newcomers will be the early-season challenge for his coaching staff.
August 17, 2011
Debut Schedule for Hayford Features Games Versus 11 Participants in 2011 National Tournaments
The first-year Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach announced his schedule Wednesday (Aug. 16) and it’s top-heavy with perennial NCAA Tournament teams, including the likes of Gonzaga, Oregon, UCLA and Saint Mary’s.
July 21, 2011
2011 Hall of Fame Class to be Inducted Oct. 1
Five individuals and the 1949-50 men’s basketball team will be inducted into the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame in ceremonies that take will place on Oct. 1, 2011, in Cheney, Wash.
July 5, 2011
St. Joseph’s Transfer Joins Eagle Program
With 45 games of NCAA Division I men’s basketball experience, Justin Crosgile will transfer from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa., to play at Eastern Washington University, new Eagle head coach Jim Hayford announced Tuesday (July 5).