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Big Sky Conference play is around the corner, and so is an East Coast swing to wrap-up the non-conference portion of the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball schedule.
The Eagles play at Seton Hall and Connecticut before opening Big Sky Conference play on Jan. 2. On Sunday (Dec. 22), the Eagles play the Pirates, then spend Christmas in New England before taking on nationally-ranked Connecticut on Dec. 28. Tipoff Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., is 2 p.m. Pacific time. The game will be televised live nationally on Fox Sports 1, and may also be heard on ESPN 700-AM.
“The East Coast trip jumps out at you -- it is an excellent opportunity for our guys to see a different part of the country and to experience playing against one of the nation’s elite programs,” Eastern head coach Jim Hayford said. “I know the guys are looking forward to that trip.”
Seton Hall is 7-4 on the season following an 83-80 loss in overtime to Saint Peter’s, which snapped a three-game winning streak for the Pirates. Eastern is 5-4 on the season following last Sunday’s 70-61 loss to UC Irvine.
Hayford said his team’s goal is to get to six victories before conference play begins. Right now, only Northern Colorado with six victories has more overall wins in the league than EWU. Eastern opens league play on the road at Weber State (Jan. 2) and Idaho State (Jan. 4) before hosting Montana (Jan. 9) and Montana State (Jan. 11).
“This game will make us better,” Hayford said of the loss to the Anteaters, who also defeated EWU in November. “We will use it as coaches to teach and to make us better. One of our goals is to have a winning conference season. That means we have to win one of these next two road games if we are going to get to six wins. Last year only one other team had that (heading into league play).”
Connecticut finished 20-10 overall and 10-8 in the Big East Conference last season, while Seton Hall was 15-18 overall and 3-15 in the league. However, Seton Hall and six other teams in the so-called “Catholic 7” broke off from the league, but will retain the Big East tag. The remaining Big East teams, plus others in the expanded conference, will now be named the American Athletic Conference.
Seton Hall has four players averaging in double figures, led by 6-foot-2 sophomore guard Sterling Gibbs with an average of 16.1 points and 4.0 assists per game. A fifth player, 6-foot-9 senior center Eugene Teague, averages 9.6 points and 9.3 rebounds. Because of injuries, a total of 10 players have started games. By contrast, EWU has used the same starting lineup in all nine of its games.
Connecticut is 9-0, ranked 10th in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls, and has games against Stanford and Washington prior to hosting the Eagles. The game will be played at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., and will be televised regionally on SportsNet New York (SNY) at 10 a.m. Pacific time.
Hayford’s team will do everything it can to use the two challenging contests to prepare the Eagles for the rigors of the Big Sky Conference. Two of Eastern’s first three games are against pre-season favorite Weber State, as well as Montana, which is picked to finish second by the media and third by the coaches.
“As we enter Big Sky play it is going to be tough,” he said. “We just need to keep getting better. It is a long season. This team has the potential, especially because we have no seniors, to be playing as good as anybody in the Big Sky in March. We need to make sure we get enough wins.
Eastern will be trying for its third Big Sky Conference Tournament berth in the last four years in 2013-14, and its 13th in 27 years as a member of the league. The Big Sky Conference Tournament will take place March 13-15 at the site of the regular season champion. For the second-straight year, it will now include seven teams, with the regular season champion receiving a first-round bye. The tournament will include a quarterfinal round with six of the teams playing, followed by semifinals and the championship game.
“Last year we needed one more win to be a part of that tournament,” added Hayford. “That is where all of our focus has to be for coaches and players. We have to keep getting better every week.”
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* Eastern sophomore forward Venky Jois from Boronia, Australia, was named to ESPN’s "All-Aussie" team selected by analyst Fran Fraschilla. The squad was revealed by Fraschilla during the New Mexico/Kansas game on Dec. 14. In addition, Jois was selected by College Hoops Daily to its All-Big Sky Conference Team for the month of November. Jois helped lead EWU to a 5-2 record in the month -- the school's best start to a season in five years.
* The Eagles are tops in the Big Sky Conference and 129th in NCAA Division I (345 schools) in RPI, including a strength of schedule ranking of 85th (third-best in the league). North Dakota is 134th with the seventh-toughest schedule nationally. The Big Sky’s team RPI rating is 24th among conferences.
* Eastern is tied with Maine and Nicholls State for the most foreign players in NCAA Division I with seven (3 from Australia, 3 from Germany, 1 from Serbia).
* A year ago, mainly because of injuries, Eastern used 14 different starting lineups. Thus far, Eastern has used one.
* In NCAA Division I statistics through games of Dec. 15, Eastern ranks 33rd among 345 schools with an average of 8.2 3-pointers made per game and is 85th in scoring with an average of 77.4 points. Eastern is also 75th in 3-point field goal percentage (37.6 percent), 89th in field goal percentage (46.7 percent) and 74th in fewest turnovers per game (11.4). Individually, Tyler Harvey is ninth in 3-pointers made per game (3.7), 33rd in 3-point percentage (47.1 percent) and 46th in scoring (19.7), with Drew Brandon 27th in assists (5.9).
* The Eagles are leading the Big Sky Conference thus far in scoring offense (77.4), assists (14.0) and assist-to-turnover ratio (plus 1.2), and are second in field goal percentage defense (.419), scoring margin (+5.1), 3-pointers (8.2) and blocked shots (4.2). Eastern is also fourth in rebounding margin with a plus 0.9 for the season thus far. A year ago, Eastern was 10th out of 11 teams with a minus margin of 4.2 per game.
* Individually, Tyler Harvey is second in the Big Sky in scoring (19.7), Venky Jois is 13th (14.0) and Drew Brandon is 22nd (11.7). Brandon leads the league in assists (5.9) and is second in assist-to-turnover ratio (+2.5). Martin Seiferth leads in field goal percentage (.620) and blocked shots (1.6), and Jois is second in blocked shots (1.4) and fifth in rebounding (7.8). Harvey also leads in 3-pointers made per game (3.7).
* Venky Jois, the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year in the 2012-13 season, is EWU’s second-leading scorer with a 13.7 average. He is also averaging a team-leading 7.8 rebounds, as well as 2.8 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. So far he has two double-doubles this season (22 points and 11 rebounds against Pacific and 19 points and 10 rebounds versus Seattle). He had nine double-doubles as a freshman to rank among the leaders in NCAA Division I, and now has 11 in his 37-game career.
* Point guard Drew Brandon, a transfer from Sierra College in California, is averaging 11.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, a league-leading 5.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game after his first nine games in NCAA Division I. He already has a pair of double-doubles, including 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists against Boston University. He equaled the 15th-most assists in school history with 10 assists against Walla Walla, becoming the 28th Eastern player to finish in double figures in assists in a game. He also had nine rebounds, four steals and three points, just two nights after finishing with 13 points, 14 rebounds and six assists versus Washington. He is the lone newcomer to EWU’s starting lineup.
* In defeating Seattle 82-75 on Nov. 29, Eastern improved to 5-2 on the season for the first time since 2008-09 when EWU started 6-2. At the time, the Eagles were 3-0 at home, 0-2 on the road and 2-0 on neutral courts, and nearly two full months ahead of last year’s win total. The Eagles, who were 10-21 a year ago, picked up their fifth victory on Jan. 28, 2013, with a 76-65 victory over Portland State and their sixth victory three nights later.
* Eastern guard Tyler Harvey was selected as the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week on Dec. 3 after his 30-point performance against Seattle in an 82-75 victory on Nov. 29. In recording the 49th performance of 30 points or more in school history (currently tied with nine others for 39th), Harvey sank four crucial free throws in the final three minutes to help Eastern improve to 5-2 on the season -- the best start in five seasons for EWU, which was 6-2 to start the 2008-09 season. Harvey made 9-of-15 shots from the field, including 6-of-9 3-point attempts, and also sank all six of his free throws. He has now averaged 18.2 points per game in his last 17 games as an Eagle after averaging 1.3 points in his first 13 outings. “Tyler obviously had a tremendous game,” said Eastern head coach Jim Hayford. “He is an extremely talented offensive player, and he has improved in every level of his game. For him to come and get 30 points tonight shows that he is a great guy to coach, and he is a great person.” A year ago, Harvey scored 132 points (16.5 average) on 55 percent shooting from the field (52-of-94, including 20-of-44 3-point attempts) in EWU’s last eight games. In the first 13 games he played in the 2012-13 season, Harvey scored just 17 points. For the season, he played in 21 of EWU’s 31 games and averaged 14.0 minutes and 7.1 points per game, compared to averages of 35.8 minutes and 19.7 points per game this season.
* Four Eagles are already ranked among Eastern’s career leaders, including shot-blockers Martin Seiferth and Venky Jois. Seiferth’s 81 blocks ranks third in school history, five behind Brandon Moore (2007-10) with 87 and 18 behind the school record of 99 (Paul Butorac 2004-07). Jois has 79 to rank fourth. Seiferth also currently ranks No. 2 in career field goal percentage (.623), ranking just behind Ron Cox (.629 from 1974-77). Tyler Harvey is currently ranked second for 3-point field goal percentage (45.5 percent), ranking only behind the school-record of 50.3 percent held by Marco Quinto (1999-02). Kelly is eighth in 3-point percentage (40.9 percent) and ninth in 3-pointers made with 104.
* In EWU’s most recent meeting, UC Irvine held Eastern to 33 percent shooting or less for the second time this season and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries season by a 70-61 score on Dec. 15. Mamadou Ndiaye, a 7-foot-6 freshman, made all five of his shots and finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and blocked four shots for the Anteaters, but he also altered several other shots and was a force in the paint. The result was a 33-percent shooting night for the Eagles, who stayed in the game thanks to nine 3-pointers made and the contributions of four Eagles in double figures. UC Irvine also out-rebounded EWU 45-34 and out-scored EWU inside the paint 40-24. Eastern had entered the game having made 48.5 percent of their shots for the season. In fact, Eastern has made 51 percent from the field in its six non-UCI games this season. Sophomore guard Tyler Harvey led the Eagles with 15 points, and junior Parker Kelly had 13. Junior point guard Drew Brandon had 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and true freshman Ognjen Miljkovic came off the bench to finish with 12 points, five rebounds and three steals. Eastern forced 18 Anteater turnovers and had 15 fastbreak points to UCI’s eight.
* In Eastern’s most recent victory, sophomore Tyler Harvey scored a career-high 30 points to lead Eastern past Seattle of the Western Athletic Conference 82-75 on Nov. 29 at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. Sophomore Venky Jois had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and also added three blocked shots, a pair of assists and two steals. Junior point guard Drew Brandon chipped in 12 points and seven assists, and Ognjen Miljkovic came off the bench to score 10. The Eagles led by as many as 11 in the first half, but fell behind by six in the second half. There were eight ties and six lead changes in the second half alone, and 10 and nine in the game, respectively. Eastern eventually took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Harvey with 5:25 left to play, then he gave Eastern a 3-point advantage with another trey at the 4:56 mark. He closed his scoring with free throws – two at the 3:00 mark that gave EWU a 72-69 lead, and two more with 14 seconds to play to give EWU a five-point bulge. Jois closed out the scoring with a pair of free throws with three seconds left, and Brandon and Miljkovic also made big baskets down the stretch.
* The Eagles played three games in three nights on Nov. 22-24 in Irvine, Calif., as part of the of the 2K Sports Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. They came away with a 2-1 record, beating Boston University 80-68 and LIU Brooklyn 102-70 before bowing to host UC Irvine 81-58 in the finale. In Eastern’s 80-68 win over Boston University, four players scored in double figures on a hot-shooting night against the team picked to win the Patriot League title. Eastern made 54 percent of its shots while holding the Terriers to 38 percent. Six players scored in double figures the next night in a 102-100 victory over LIU Brooklyn, as Eastern had five 3-pointers in the first seven minutes to open a 28-1 lead. The 102 points Eastern scored was its most against a NCAA Division I opponent since beating Cal State Fullerton 110-70 on Nov. 27, 2006. Eastern finished the game making 11-of-17 3-pointers for 65 percent, and sank 64 percent of its shots overall. Eastern held the Blackbirds to 35 percent shooting and dominated rebounding by a 40-29 margin. The Eagles led 54-29 at halftime and led by as many as 37 in the second half. The third night, in an 81-58 loss to UC Irvine, Eastern fell behind by 21 points at halftime. UC Irvine made 11-of-19 3-point shots (58 percent) and 40 percent overall in the game, while Eastern made only 26 percent and was 4-of-21 from 3-point range.
* Sophomore Tyler Harvey was named to the All-Tournament team at the 2K Sports Classic in Irvine, Calif., where EWU went 2-1. Harvey led the Eagles in scoring against Boston University and UC Irvine with 21 points in each game, and also led EWU in rebounding with eight versus LIU Brooklyn. He followed that performance with a career-high nine boards against the Anteaters. He averaged 18.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game in the tourney while making 52.8 percent of his shots from the field including 7-of-15 from the 3-point stripe, as well as 11-of-13 free throws for 84.6 percent.
* Sophomore Venky Jois, the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year a year ago, joined Harvey on the All-Tournament team at the 2K Sports Classic. He averaged 15.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game while making 56.3 percent of his shots from the field.
* Six-foot-10 junior Martin Seiferth finished with 24 points and 18 rebounds against Walla Walla, as he equaled the fifth-best rebounding performance in school history. He came close to his career highs of 27 points and 21 rebounds set in separate games last season. The last time EWU had a 20-20 performance was Paul Butorac against Lewis-Clark State College on Nov. 18, 2006.
* Eastern returns four starters and seven total letterwinners from last year’s team, which finished 10-21 overall and 7-13 in the 11-team Big Sky under head coach Jim Hayford, who is in his third year at the helm of a squad with no seniors. A year ago, Eastern finished with four wins in its last eight outings, but came up short in qualifying for the seven-team Big Sky Conference Tournament. However, three of those late losses included an overtime loss to UNC, a four-point setback to North Dakota and an eight-point loss at Weber State.
* In all, Eastern’s 2013-14 schedule includes 10 games versus six schools who participated in national postseason tournaments a year ago. Eastern will play six games against those opponents on the road, and four games at home. Three appeared in the NCAA Tournament – LIU Brooklyn (Nov. 23 in Irvine), Saint Mary’s (Dec. 8 on the road) and Montana (Jan. 9 at home and Feb. 8 on the road). UC Irvine (Dec. 15 at home and Nov. 24 in Irvine) played in the College Basketball Invitational Tournament, and won a game before falling in the quarterfinals. The other three postseason opponents on EWU’s schedule were also in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Weber State (Jan. 2 on the road and March 8 at home) won four games to advance to the championship, where it lost to East Carolina 77-74. North Dakota (Jan. 30 at home and March 1 on the road) played in the first round, as did Boston University (Nov. 22 at UC Irvine Tournament).
* The schedule also features a trip to the East Coast to play Connecticut and Seton Hall. Connecticut finished 20-10 overall and 10-8 in the Big East Conference last season, while Seton Hall was 15-18 overall and 3-15 in the league. However, Seton Hall and six other teams in the so-called “Catholic 7” broke off from the league, but will retain the Big East tag. The remaining Big East teams, plus others in the expanded conference, will now be named the American Athletic Conference.
* Eastern has been picked to finish fifth by the coaches and sixth by the media in preseason polls announced by the Big Sky Conference on Oct. 17. EWU was picked to finish behind preseason pick Weber State, North Dakota, Montana and Northern Colorado in the coaches’ poll. The media picked Montana State to finish in fifth just ahead of the Eagles. Weber State was picked to win the league in both polls.
* Eastern will be trying for its third Big Sky Conference Tournament berth in the last four years in 2013-14, and its 13th in 27 years as a member of the league. Eastern has 12 previous appearances (1990, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 11, 12).
* The Big Sky Conference Tournament will take place March 13-15 at the site of the regular season champion. For the second-straight year, it will now include seven teams, with the regular season champion receiving a first-round bye. The tournament will include a quarterfinal round with six of the teams playing, followed by semifinals and the championship game.
* The Eagles hope a more experienced team will translate to winning more of the close games they lost in the 2012-13 season. Nine of EWU’s losses were one-possession games with less than four minutes remaining, and the Eagles finished 6-10 in games decided by 10 points or less.
* Hayford won for the 279th time in his 400th game as a collegiate coach on March 7 when the Eagles beat Idaho State 87-73. He entered the 2013-14 season with a 279-122 (69.6 percent) record in 14 seasons as a head coach, including a 25-38 mark at Eastern. He was 217-57 (79.2 percent) in 10 seasons at Whitworth (2001-2011), and before that was 37-27 in two seasons at the University of Sioux Falls (S.D.).
Quoting Coach Hayford
On Positives Versus UC Irvine: “We did a great job defensively -- we forced 18 turnovers. I thought we did a good job with their ball screen offense. For the most part, except for a couple runs, we did a good job with our transition defense. At the end of the day we have to make baskets, and they guarded the rim really well.”
On Shooting Versus UC Irvine: “We have been shooting really well, but you look at the two games we have played against these guys, they make it hard to put the ball in the basket. It is not just one guy. They play good team defense, and they have a lot of size. We needed to have a great shooting night to win and that didn’t happen.
On 5-2 Start: “We’re pleased with where we are with this team, but there is a long, long way to go. We wanted to get through November based on the carryover of returners from last year, and put the emphasis on blending a new point guard into that mix of players. The bonus of that is to incorporate O.G. (Miljkovic) into the mix. In December, with a week of preparation for each game, we need to develop a little bit more of the bench. It is my intention to play seven or eight guys a game and give some more minutes to them. When you look at the development of our team, we have players who fill roles, but you want them to never be content with the role and you want them to want more.”
On Offense After Seven Games: “Right now we’re playing the most efficient offensively since I’ve been here. The offense we’ve wanted to put in place we are now putting in place. We are on our third point guard in three years, and now we get Drew Brandon for two years. That’s a big part of being the kind of offensive team we want to be. He’s picked that up and that’s a credit to Drew. And we’re getting a better balance of shooting the outside shot and having inside threats. We’re playing offensive basketball the way we want to play.”
On Seattle Victory: “It is a very satisfying win. I remembered at the end of my last year at Whitworth being told your team is 50-2 in your last 52 games. I told myself it is just as satisfying to get our team to 5-2 against Seattle because these guys have been through so much. They have matured, and they had a great offseason. I am just a very proud coach.”
On Drew Brandon and Rebounding: “He’s a really good player. He went to the same junior college that Craig Fortier played at, so that’s how Craig knew about him. What I like about him is he is really unaffected – he’s going to play at his own speed and he plays hard. He’s one of the best rebounding guards I’ve ever coached. Drew is obviously a great addition to our program. We had all these pieces coming back, but we needed to go find a point guard. He certainly is meeting our expectations. Rebounding is something we better improve on from last year, or we will have the same results. Drew really helps us. He really helps us on the boards, and he knows how to run the offense. As he gets more comfortable, we are going to get better and better.”
On Team Identity: “Our identity is that as we are going to play smart and hard basketball, and we are going to do it together. You are going to see an unselfish team that lays it out on the court every night and plays like the band of brothers they are. The biggest difference (from last season) is our players are all a little bit older. We were Eagles that were barely out of the nest last year, and now we can fly a little bit.”
On This Year’s Eagle Team: “We have a great chemistry – they really like each other. A year ago they didn’t know one another. They have been living life together and they do a lot of things as a group. They enjoy spending time with one another, and I think that will spill over into on-court success.”
On Big Sky Conference Race: “I think the Big Sky Conference is going to be more difficult -- there are many teams returning solid rosters. We have a very challenging preseason that will prepare us for a great conference season.”
On Competitiveness of Big Sky: “There were a number of close games. That is part of being in a competitive conference. The hard part about experience is getting it. Hopefully we got it, and we will win more than our fair share of those close games this year. I do like that our guys found ways to win some of those last year.”
On Playing Difficult Schedule: “You cannot be afraid of a tough schedule playing these bigger schools regardless of the outcome. You just focus on it making you better and better. I think we have a non-conference schedule that will put us in the fire. It will refine us, make us stronger and prepare us for Big Sky play. That is what this year’s schedule is, so we embrace it.”
Eagles Versus Ranked Teams
Now 1-18 versus nationally-ranked teams, Eastern narrowly lost 77-69 on Nov. 11, 2011, to a Gonzaga team ranked 23rd in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today preseason coaches' polls. It was the head coaching debut at Eastern for Jim Hayford.
Eastern lost to Washington 98-72 on Nov. 16, 2010, and 86-57 to Gonzaga on Nov. 30, 2010, in EWU’s other recent games against nationally-ranked teams. Washington was ranked 17th by Associated Press and 15th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, and Gonzaga was 24th by the coaches.
In the 2009-10 season, the Eagles fell 94-52 to Gonzaga on Dec. 28, 2009. The Bulldogs were ranked 22nd by ESPN/USA Today, but were just out of the top 25 at No. 26 by Associated Press. The 2008-09 season was the first time since 2002-03 that Eastern did not play a nationally-ranked team. The Eagles played 12 such games in the five seasons before that.
Eastern’s list versus nationally-ranked teams includes three games in the 2004-05 season alone as well as three the year before. Seven of the games came under former head coach Mike Burns and five others came under Ray Giacoletti from 2000-2004.
11/11/11 vs. #23 Gonzaga – L, 69-77
11/30/10 vs. #24 (ESPN/USA Today) Gonzaga - L, 57-86
11/16/10 vs. #17 Washington - L, 72-98
12/28/09 vs. #22 (ESPN/USA Today) Gonzaga - L, 52-94
12/5/07 vs. #3 Kansas - L, 47-85
11/9/07 vs. #10 Washington State - L, 41-68
12/15/06 vs. #22 Oregon - L, 74-100
11/24/06 vs. #16 Washington - L, 83-90
12/19/05 vs. #8 Gonzaga - L, 65-75
12/16/05 vs. #11 Washington - L, 74-91
12/28/04 vs. #14 Arizona - L, 45-79
12/21/04 vs. #13 Gonzaga - L, 70-83
12/5/04 vs. #14 Washington - L, 56-89
3/19/04 vs. #3 Oklahoma State - L, 56-75
12/31/03 vs. #16 Gonzaga - L, 49-70
11/21/03 vs. #14 Oklahoma - L, 59-69
11/15/01 vs. #10 St. Joseph's - W, 68-67
11/25/00 vs. #4 Michigan State - L, 61-83
1/21/85 vs. #10 DePaul - L, 50-72