2013-14 News Releases
June 13, 2014
Jim Hayford Signs New Five-Year Contract
With 40 victories overall in three seasons, Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford has been rewarded with a new five-year agreement, EWU athletic director Bill Chaves officially announced Friday (June 13).
June 11, 2014
Tyler Harvey Ranked Among Top 22 Shooters
In a program where shooting is of paramount importance, Eastern Washington University junior-to-be Tyler Harvey has earned recognition as one of the top 22 marksmen in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. Bleacherreport.com has selected the 6-foot-4 guard from Torrance, Calif., as one of its top 22 shooters nationally in a listing announced last month.
May 14, 2014
All-State and TNT Player of the Year Bogdan Bliznyuk Signs With Eagles
Todd Beamer High School senior Bogdan Bliznyuk has signed a letter of intent to attend Eastern Washington University and play basketball for the Eagles, EWU head coach Jim Hayford announced Wednesday (May 14).
April 23, 2014
49 Selected to Winter All-Academic Team
A total of 49 Eastern Washington University student-athletes have been honored on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for winter quarter 2014.
April 16, 2014
Eagles Sign Third-Best Juco Power Forward in California
A senior-less team in the 2013-14 season, Eastern Washington University added the final piece to its men’s basketball program with the addition of power forward Kyle Reid from Los Angeles Trade Tech Junior College. Eastern head coach Jim Hayford made the announcement Wednesday (April 16) after Reid signed a letter of intent to play for the Eagles and attend EWU.
March 13, 2014
SEASON RECAP: Eagles Improve by Three Wins With Best Season in 10 Years
A near-miss left the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team only hungrier for its next opportunity. Although they came a victory shy of a Big Sky Conference Tournament berth, the Eagles finished with three more league wins and five more victories overall than a year ago.
March 12, 2014
Tyler Harvey Picks Up Eastern’s First NABC All-District Honor Since Days of Rodney Stuckey; Venky Jois & Drew Brandon Also Receive Accolades
His numbers were Rodney Stuckey like, so it’s fitting that Tyler Harvey has become Eastern Washington University’s first selection since 2006 on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Association All-District 6 team announced Wednesday (March 12). The sophomore from Torrance, Calif., was named to the second team.
March 10, 2014
Sophomores Tyler Harvey and Venky Jois Honored on All-Big Sky Squad
With sophomores Tyler Harvey and Venky Jois included on the All-Big Sky Conference team announced by the league office Monday (March 10), Eastern Washington University head men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford certainly likes where his team is headed.
March 8, 2014
Furious Comeback Falls a Shot Short for Eagles in 82-78 Loss to Weber State
Although they were a made 3-pointer short, it was a thrilling way to end the regular season for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. The Eagles rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half, but missed two chances to tie or take the lead in the final seconds Saturday (March 8) in an 82-78 loss to Big Sky Conference regular season champion Weber State at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
March 7, 2014
Eagles a Victory Away from Berth Thanks to 11 3-pointers and Defense in 77-69 Win
For the Big Sky Conference leader in offense, defense is sometimes an afterthought. But Eastern Washington University held Idaho State to 34 percent shooting from the field – including just 5-of-26 3-point attempts – and the Eagles bolstered their postseason hopes with a wire-to-wire 77-69 victory Thursday (March 6) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
March 7, 2014
League Champion Weber State Visits Reese Court Saturday
If they win, they’re in. A berth in the Big Sky Conference Tournament is on the line Saturday (March 8) for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team, as the Eagles host Big Sky Conference regular season champion at 2:05 p.m. at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
March 3, 2014
Hayley Hodgins, Venky Jois Named March Scholar-Athletes
Women’s Basketball's Hayley Hodgins and Men's Basketball's Venky Jois have been selected by the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department as the March Scholar-Athletes of the Month, announced Monday, Mar. 3
March 3, 2014
Berth on the Line When Eastern Hosts Idaho State & Weber State
Talk about coming down to the wire. The postseason hopes of the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team most likely will come down to winning a pair of home games this week, as the Eagles host Idaho State on Thursday (March 6) at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time before concluding the regular season against Big Sky Conference leader Weber State on Saturday (March 8) at 2:05 p.m.
March 1, 2014
Eastern Takes on Adversity Head On, but Rebound Basket at Buzzer Gives North Dakota 69-67 Win
It was a heartbreaking way to end Eastern Washington University’s attempt at making history with a statement to the rest of the league. Seeking its first Big Sky Conference men’s basketball road sweep in 10 years and the first in the league this season, North Dakota senior Troy Huff had a rebound basket at the buzzer to give second-place North Dakota a 69-67 victory over the Eagles on UND’s Senior Day Saturday (March 1) in Grand Forks, N.D.
February 28, 2014
Back in Position for a Playoff Berth, Eagles Play at Second-Place North Dakota
The tent was looking more like a lean-to, but the Eagles fixed that on Thursday and now seek their first Big Sky Conference road sweep in 10 years. Coming off a Tyler Harvey-fueled 80-66 win over second-place Northern Colorado, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team now visits newly-anointed second-place North Dakota on Saturday (March 1) in a game that begins at 12:05 p.m. Pacific time.
February 27, 2014
Harvey Breaks School Record for 3-Pointers in Huge 80-66 Win
The Eagles needed a huge effort, but they got a road rout instead – and a school record and seasons sweep as well. Sophomore Tyler Harvey set the school’s single season record for 3-pointers made en route to a 31-point effort and Eagles Washington University was impressive in both halves to rout second-place Northern Colorado 80-66 in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball game Thursday (Feb. 27) in Greeley, Colo.
February 25, 2014
More Rested Vikings Hand EWU 87-76 Home Loss
The more rested team prevailed. With both teams coming off road trips to Southern Utah, Eastern Washington University couldn’t match the energy of Portland State and fell to the Vikings 87-76 Monday (Feb. 24) in a key Big Sky Conference men’s basketball game at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
February 25, 2014
Headed to Northern Colorado and North Dakota This Week, it’s a Four-Game Race to the Big Sky Tournament for Eagles
Coming off a split with a road win and a home loss, the Eagles now must head back on the road for its most difficult -- if not the most important -- road trip of the league season. Eastern plays at Northern Colorado on Thursday (Feb. 27) at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time, then plays at North Dakota on March 1 in a game that begins at 12:05 p.m. Pacific time and is broadcast by the MidCo Sports Network.
February 23, 2014
Third Place is the Goal as Eagles Host Portland State Monday at 6:05 p.m.
The word is third. At a juncture of the season where the importance of each game only escalates, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team can move into third place in the Big Sky Conference standings when it hosts Portland State on Monday (Feb. 24).
February 22, 2014
Venky Jois Has Double-Double, Including a Career-High 29 Points, To Pace EWU to 85-74 Win
Venky Jois was due. The sophomore forward had a career-high 29 points and 13 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season – and first since Jan. 27 – to lead the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team to an 85-74 victory at Southern Utah Saturday (Feb. 22) in Cedar City, Utah.
February 18, 2014
Stretch Run to Big Sky Playoff Berth Starts in Utah
The challenging stretch run for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team goes through the states of Utah, North Dakota and Colorado. With four victories in its last five outings – including a much-needed home sweep last weekend – the Eagles continue their pursuit of a Big Sky Conference postseason berth when they play at Southern Utah Saturday (Feb. 22).
February 17, 2014
Guards Drew Brandon & Tyler Harvey Honored for Big Numbers in Eagle Home Sweep
After impressive victories by 13 and 19 points in a weekend home sweep, guards Drew Brandon and Tyler Harvey both received player of the week honors Monday (Feb. 17) for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. Brandon was named by College Sports Madness as not only its Big Sky Conference Player of the Week, but its Mid-Major Player of the Week as well after a weekend highlighted by 18 assists with only two turnovers in 75 minutes of action.
February 15, 2014
Season high 16 3-Pointers Propels Eastern Past Northern Arizona 84-65
It seemed the further away the Eagles shot the ball, the better they were. Fueled by a season high 16 3-pointers – including nine by Tyler Harvey on his way to a 37-point outing – the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team completed a weekend sweep with an 84-65 victory over second-place Northern Arizona Saturday (Feb. 15) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
February 14, 2014
After Reaching Milestones in Win, Eagles Host NAU Saturday at 2:05 p.m.
As nice as the milestones are for Tyler Harvey and Venky Jois, a weekend home sweep would make them that much more gratifying. Harvey scored his 500th point of the season and Jois had his 100th career blocked shot in EWU’s most recent outing, and on Saturday (Feb. 15) the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will seek to climb another step in the Big Sky Conference basketball race when second-place Northern Arizona visits.
February 13, 2014
Eastern Uses Hot Start to Defeat Sac State 85-72
For a brief time in recent weeks, Parker Kelly and Martin Seiferth were given a sixth-man role for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. But they came on like gangbusters as starters Thursday (Feb. 13) against Sacramento State, helping the Eagles open a 21-point lead in the first half en route to an 85-72 Big Sky Conference men’s basketball victory over the Hornets at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
February 12, 2014
No. 30 Jersey of Men's Basketball Legend Ron Cox to Be Retired
More than 30 years later, No. 30 is going to be hung on the wall in the venue he helped open. Ron Cox, who earned All-America recognition all four seasons he played basketball for Eastern Washington University, will have his No. 30 jersey retired in ceremonies taking place March 8 at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
February 11, 2014
Home Games Are Key for Eagles and Their Hopes in Big Sky Dust Storm
The visibility from the dust storm called the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball race is very hazy right now. Eastern Washington University hosts Sacramento State Thursday (Feb. 13) and Northern Arizona Saturday (Feb. 15) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash., seeking to stay in position for a Big Sky Conference postseason playoff berth.
February 8, 2014
Eastern Battles to End, But Can’t Overcome Shooting Woes in 82-77 Loss to Grizzlies
The Eagles gave themselves a chance despite a cold-shooting night, and that’s progress to Eastern head coach Jim Hayford. Montana led from start to finish and had 10 3-pointers to Eastern’s five, and went on to hold off Eastern Washington University 82-77 in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball game Saturday (Feb. 8) at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula.
February 7, 2014
Eastern Tries to Continue Perfection in Game at Montana Saturday
The Eagles are one game away from a season of perfection, and standing in the way of that milestone are the Montana Grizzlies. With men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford and his team embracing the challenge of going a perfect 6-of-6 this school year against the state of Montana in football and men’s hoops, EWU faces the Grizzlies on Saturday (Feb. 8) at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula.
February 6, 2014
Eastern Gets Season Sweep over Bobcats With 79-50 Road Rout
The Eagles were hoping for their first road win of the season, but a road rout was a bonus. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team opened up an early double-digit lead and dominated in all facets of the game to win for the first time in 11 tries on an opponent home court with a 79-50 romp past Montana State Thursday (Feb. 6) at Worthington Arena in Bozeman, Mont.
February 4, 2014
Eagles Head to Montana State & Montana in Thick of Big Sky Race
Hitting the road won’t be as intimidating now. Back in the thick of the Big Sky Conference race after an overtime victory over the former Big Sky Conference leaders, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team returns to the road to face Montana State (Feb. 6) and Montana (Feb. 8). Both games begin at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time and will be carried live on ESPN 700-AM and www.watchbigsky.com.
February 3, 2014
Lexie Nelson, Tyler Harvey Named February Scholar-Athletes
Women’s Basketball's Lexie Nelson and Men's Basketball's Tyler Harvey have been selected by the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department as the February Scholar-Athletes of the Month, announced Monday, Feb. 3
February 3, 2014
Tyler Harvey’s 38 Points and 10 3-pointers Garners Honor
Tyler Harvey had a “night-and-day” kind of weekend. For the second time in the past four weeks, the sophomore guard has been selected as the College Sports Madness Big Sky Conference Player of the Week after yet another record-breaking effort in Eastern’s 94-90 overtime win over Northern Colorado last Saturday (Feb. 1).
February 1, 2014
Tyler Harvey Has EWU’s Sixth-Best Scoring Output in Overtime Victory
Tyler Harvey is back, and so are the winning ways for the Eagles. Sophomore guard Tyler Harvey rebounded from his lowest scoring output of the year by making a school-record 10 3-pointers and totaling 38 points as the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team defeated Northern Colorado 94-90 in overtime Saturday (Feb. 1) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 31, 2014
EWU and UNC Meet on Saturday After Rare Off Nights Offensively
The 118 they scored was a far cry from the 150 they’ve averaged. Their offenses went on hiatus Thursday, but the top two scoring teams in the Big Sky Conference this season square off Saturday (Feb. 1) afternoon when the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team hosts Northern Colorado.
January 30, 2014
Eastern Battles to Take Second-Half Lead, But North Dakota Pulls Away for 73-61 Win
The Eagles battled hard for a second-half lead, but North Dakota quickly snatched it away. Eastern Washington University used a 9-0 run to take a 45-44 lead with 12:30 play, but North Dakota responded with a 19-4 run and pulled away for a 73-61 Big Sky Conference men’s basketball victory Thursday (Jan. 30) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 28, 2014
Hot First Half Doesn’t Hold Up as Eastern Falls at Portland State 92-83
Even as good as the Eagles were in the first half, the Vikings were better in the second half. Despite 70 percent shooting and a double-digit lead in the first 20 minutes, Portland State rallied to score 62 points in the second half and knocked off the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team 92-83 Monday (Jan. 27) at the Stott Center in Portland, Ore.
January 28, 2014
First Half of Lengthy League Season Comes to Close at Reese Court
With a 20-game league season, there is still a lot of basketball left to be played. But the importance of this week’s home action for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team is amplified by the lack of a road breakthrough thus far. The Eagles reach the halfway point of the league season when they host North Dakota on Thursday (Jan. 30) and Northern Colorado on Saturday (Feb. 1) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 24, 2014
Task at Hand is Getting First Road Win on Monday
Location shouldn’t matter, and that’s the quest of the Eagles this Monday (Jan. 27) in Portland, Ore. Coming off a record-breaking 90-83 home win over Southern Utah, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team returns to the road to play at Portland State in a “Dam Cup” game.
January 23, 2014
Harvey’s Big Sky Record Helps Eastern Past Southern Utah 90-83
On a night Southern Utah had a season-best shooting percentage, Eastern Washington University’s Tyler Harvey trumped that with perfect shooting marksmanship. The sophomore guard made a school and Big Sky Conference record 20-of-20 free throws and finished with a career-high 36 points as Eastern held off the Thunderbirds 90-83 Thursday (Jan. 23) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 22, 2014
Eastern Raises Cancer Awareness at Events on Jan. 23 and Feb. 8
Cancer awareness will be featured as part of events taking place in conjunction with upcoming Eastern Washington University basketball games.
January 20, 2014
Eagles Hope to Continue Home Success Thursday versus Hungry Thunderbirds
Finding an elusive road victory will have to wait, but protecting their home court is paramount for the Eagles this week. Unbeaten at home and winless on the road thus far in Big Sky Conference play, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team faces a hungry Southern Utah squad this Thursday (Jan. 23) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 19, 2014
Eagles Rally From 21-Point Deficit But Lose to Sacramento State 75-64
Some timely shooting helped the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team rally from a 21-point deficit, but Sacramento State’s own hot shooting propelled the Hornets to a 75-64 Big Sky Conference victory Saturday (Jan. 18) at “The Nest” in Sacramento, Calif.
January 16, 2014
Big Sky Honors Rodney Stuckey at 13th on All-Time List
After 1,438 points as an Eagle and more than 6,000 points as a pro, Rodney Stuckey has scored again. The former Eastern Washington University men’s basketball standout has been recognized as No. 13 among the best 50 male athletes all-time in the Big Sky Conference. He is the lone basketball representative from EWU on the list thus far announced by the league in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
January 16, 2014
Eastern Goes Cold From Outside and Falls to NAU 84-65
The game featured season highs for lead changes with eight and ties with seven for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. Unfortunately, all of those came in the first 15 1/2 minutes of the game, as Northern Arizona took advantage of cold Eagle shooting from the outside for an 84-65 Big Sky Conference victory Thursday (Jan. 16) at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.
January 13, 2014
Even at 2-2, Eagles Seek First Road Win This Week
The way to make Jim Hayford an even prouder head coach is for his Eagles to register a Big Sky Conference road breakthrough. Fresh off a hard-earned home sweep, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team gets its chance this week when EWU plays at Northern Arizona Thursday (Jan. 16) at 5:35 p.m. Pacific time, followed by a Saturday (Jan. 18) game at Sacramento State at 7:05 p.m. Pacific time.
January 13, 2014
Venky Jois and Tyler Harvey Honored for Big Sky Home Sweep
After a weekend full of big performances and key plays made by several members of the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team, sophomore forward Venky Jois and sophomore guard Tyler Harvey have been rewarded. Jois is this week’s co-Big Sky Conference Player of the Week, while Harvey earned the same honor from College Sports Madness. They helped Eastern register a home sweep to even their league record at 2-2, beating Montana 69-62 and Montana State 77-72 at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 11, 2014
Eastern Rallies From 11-Point Second-Half Deficit to Hand Bobcats First League Loss
Nearly finishing with a triple-double, junior Drew Brandon had two key offensive rebounds down the stretch and made two free throws with eight seconds to play to lift Eastern to a 77-72 victory over Montana State and hand the Bobcats their first Big Sky Conference men’s basketball loss of the season Saturday (Jan. 11) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 10, 2014
League Unbeaten Montana State Visits Reese Court Saturday
They only get bigger as the season progresses. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team took a huge step toward being a Big Sky Conference contender with a 69-62 victory over Montana, and now faces another challenge in league unbeaten Montana State Saturday at 2:05 p.m. at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 10, 2014
Martin Seiferth’s Big Night Helps Eastern Past Montana 69-62
The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team received its usual offensive production from Tyler Harvey and Venky Jois, and stellar defensive play from Parker Kelly. But six-foot-10 junior Martin Seiferth came to the party with 21 points and 12 rebounds as the Eagles opened their Big Sky Conference home schedule Thursday (Jan. 9) with a 69-62 victory over two-time defending champion Montana at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
January 6, 2014
Eagles Finally Back at Reese Court to Open Home League Slate
The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball is overjoyed to be back home, regardless of the opposition. After a four-game road stretch that challenged the Eagles on and off the court, EWU opens its Big Sky Conference home schedule on Thursday (Jan. 9) when two-time defending champion Montana visits Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. Tipoff is 6:05 p.m. Pacific time, followed by a home game Saturday (Jan. 11) against Montana State at 2:05 p.m. Pacific time.
January 5, 2014
Big First Half Lead Holds Up for ISU in 83-72 Loss for Eastern
Finally, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team can put recent stops in New Jersey, Connecticut, Utah and Idaho in its rearview mirror. Idaho State jumped out to a 17-point lead in the first half and held off the Eagles after halftime for an 83-72 Big Sky Conference basketball victory Saturday (Jan. 4) at Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho.
January 2, 2014
Hot Harvey Not Enough as Eagles Lose Opener
Sophomore Tyler Harvey got off to a hot start in Big Sky Conference play. But so did Weber State, and the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team began its 27th season as a member of the league with a 74-67 loss at Weber State on Thursday (Jan. 2)
December 30, 2013
League Play for EWU Begins at Preseason Favorite
When league play begins, the season starts anew. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team begins its 27th season as a member of the Big Sky Conference when league play begins on the road at Weber State Thursday (Jan. 2) and Idaho State Saturday (Jan. 4). Tipoff in both games is 6:05 p.m. Pacific time.
December 28, 2013
Eagles Battle From Start to Finish, But Fall to No. 15 UConn 82-65
It wasn’t the signature victory the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team had hoped for, but it was certainly mission accomplished for EWU.
December 23, 2013
EWU Faces Huge Challenge at No. 15 Connecticut
The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team has had this one circled on their calendars for a long time. One of the biggest challenges in school history awaits the Eagles this Saturday (Dec. 28) when they play at 10th-ranked Connecticut at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., to wrap-up the non-conference portion of the EWU schedule.
December 22, 2013
After Promising First Half, Eagles Succumb to Seton Hall 92-70
It was a first half that made head coach Jim Hayford proud. But the second half was a different matter and the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team opened a two-game East Coast road swing with a 92-70 loss to Seton Hall on Sunday (Dec. 22) at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
December 17, 2013
Eagles Play at Seton Hall on Sunday
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 Connecticut on Dec. 28. Tipoff Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., is 2 p.m. Pacific time.
December 15, 2013
Anteaters and 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye Defeat EWU 70-61
His stat line isn’t overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team’s defense certainly is. For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries season by a 70-61 score Sunday (Dec. 15) in a non-conference men’s game at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
December 11, 2013
Jois To Be Featured on Fran Fraschilla's "All-Aussie" Team Saturday on ESPN
Eastern Washington University sophomore forward Venky Jois from Boronia, Australia, will be mentioned on an ESPN broadcast this weekend on the "All-Aussie" team selected by analyst Fran Fraschilla.
December 10, 2013
Eagles Host UC Irvine Sunday in Rematch
It is finals week, but it’s also a week of atonement and retribution for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. The Eagles put their perfect 3-0 home record on the line – if not pride as well – this Sunday (Dec. 15) at 2:05 p.m. when the Eagles host UC Irvine in a non-conference men’s game at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
December 8, 2013
Unbeaten Gaels Open Early Lead and Beat Eagles 93-65
Saint Mary’s is hard to beat at all – let alone at home -- and the Gaels made sure early against Eastern Washington University that their streak wasn’t going to come to an end. The Gaels won for the 25th-straight time at home against a non-conference opponent with a wire-to-wire 93-65 victory over the Eagles in a men’s basketball game at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif., on Sunday (Dec. 8).
December 3, 2013
Tyler Harvey is Big Sky Conference Player of the Week
Eastern guard Tyler Harvey was selected as this week's Big Sky Conference Player of the Week after his 30-point performance against Seattle in an 82-75 victory last Friday (Nov. 29).
December 3, 2013
5-2 Eagles Tackle Unbeaten Saint Mary’s in Moraga
After a month of progress, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will follow that with a month of opportunity. Unbeaten West Coach Conference powerhouse Saint Mary’s will usher in a challenging month of December for the Eagles when they travel to Moraga, Calif., on Sunday (Dec. 8).
November 29, 2013
Tyler Harvey Scores Career-High 30 in 82-75 Victory Over Redhawks
His first 26 points were impressive, his last four were clutch. Sophomore Tyler Harvey scored a career-high 30 points, including four crucial free throws in the final three minutes, and the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team defeated Seattle 82-75 Friday (Nov. 29) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
November 26, 2013
Seattle Visits Reese Court Friday in Lone Game of the Week for Eagles
The fourth win this season for the Eagles came a lot sooner than last year. And the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team is hoping the fifth victory comes this Friday when it hosts Seattle at 6 p.m. at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. As part of a “Black Friday” promotion, upper level tickets at Reese Court are only $2.
November 25, 2013
Basketball Coaches Shows Begin Tuesday and Football Continues Tonight
Eastern Washington University Coaches Shows on 700 ESPN will take place both today (Nov. 25) and Tuesday (Nov. 26) this week and will feature head men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford in addition to head football coach Beau Baldwin. The public is invited to attend the live shows, which begin at 6 p.m. and are hosted by veteran Eastern announcer Larry Weir.
November 24, 2013
Eagles Dig Hole in First Half and Fall 81-58 to UC Irvine
Winning three games in three days is a tall order, especially when you lose your shooting eye. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team followed a 64 percent shooting night with a 24 percent half and went on to lose to UC Irvine 81-58 Sunday (Nov. 24) at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif., in the 2K Sports Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.
November 23, 2013
Eastern Jumps Out to 28-1 Lead in Cruising past LIU Brooklyn 102-70
Junior Parker Kelly from Spokane, Wash., started out red hot, then was joined by his teammates. Six players scored in double figures as the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team opened a 28-1 lead and cruised past LIU Brooklyn 102-100 Saturday (Nov. 23) in Irvine, Calif., in the 2K Sports Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.
November 22, 2013
Eagles Use Hot Shooting and Defense to Surge Past BU 80-68
If the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team liked the way it looked at the top of the Big Sky Conference standings entering the game, they’ll really like the way it looks now. Four players scored in double figures on a hot-shooting night for the Eagles, and EWU surged past Boston University 80-68 Friday (Nov. 22) in Irvine, Calif
November 21, 2013
With Tournament Feel, Eagles Play Three Games in Three Days in Irvine
The next three are going to be harder to predict. Coming off a season-opening three-game stretch with a pair of victories and a loss, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team plays three games in three nights this week in Irvine, Calif. The games are part of the of the 2K Sports Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.
November 19, 2013
Near 20-20 For Seiferth as Eastern Rolls Past Walla Walla 82-44
Coming two rebounds shy of a rare 20-20 performance, junior Martin Seiferth finished with 24 points and 18 rebounds as the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team rolled to a 82-44 victory over Walla Walla Tuesday (Nov. 19) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
November 17, 2013
Huskies Use 12-0 Second-Half Run to Turn Away EWU Upset Attempt
The turnovers and free throws started mounting, and the lead slipped away. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball held a double-digit lead much of the game, but a late 12-0 run helped Washington pull away for a 92-80 victory Sunday (Nov. 17) at Alaska Airlines Arena. The game was part of the 2K Sports Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.
November 13, 2013
Eagles Sign Will Ferris from Newport HS in Bellevue
Guard Will Ferris, who guided Newport High School in Bellevue, Wash., to a sixth-place state finish a year ago, has signed a letter of intent to attend Eastern Washington University and play for the Eagles next year.
November 12, 2013
Schedule Toughens for Eastern With Game at UW
While the Huskies are busy playing, the Eagles are waiting in the wings. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team plays its second game of the season this Sunday (Nov. 17) when the Eagles travel to Seattle to play at the University of Washington for the first time in Jim Hayford’s tenure as EWU head coach.
November 10, 2013
Five Starters Finish in Double Figures in 87-58 Win
Getting rid of the first-game jitters was the main game plan. and Eastern Washington University’s starting five did their part. Sophomore forward Venky Jois had a double-double and EWU’s other four starters scored in double figures to lead the Eagles to an 87-58 men’s basketball victory over Pacific University Sunday (Nov. 10) in the season opener for both teams at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
November 7, 2013
Stuckey’s 40 Ranks 34th on Big Sky List
Rodney Stuckey has played more than 400 regular season games in the National Basketball Association, but his performance two days before Christmas in 2008 was particularly impressive. The former Eastern Washington University All-American scored 40 points for the Detroit Pistons against the Chicago Bulls that night, and, as a result, has been selected No. 34 on the Big Sky Conference list of top moments in the 50-year history of the league.
November 4, 2013
Eagles Host Pacific on Sunday to Open Season
Before the Eagles can play the big dogs, they have to get by the Boxers. Pacific University of Forest Grove, Ore., visits Eastern Washington University on Sunday (Nov. 10) in the season-opening game for the Eagle men’s basketball team. Tipoff at Reese Court is 2:05 p.m. Pacific time in a game broadcast live on 700-AM ESPN and via www.watchbigsky.com.
October 29, 2013
Collin Chiverton Latest Addition to List of Former Eagles in the Pro Ranks
Former Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year Collin Chiverton has joined the Al Maseerah basketball team in Saudi Arabia, adding to the long list of former Eagles currently in the professional ranks.
October 23, 2013
SEASON OUTLOOK: EWU Hopes Pendulum Swings Eagles Back Into Big Sky Tourney
The pendulum is swinging toward experience for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball program. A year ago, Eastern utilized six freshmen/sophomores who each started at least three games with a collective total of 97 starts between them. This season, the Eagles will look to those same players – only a more improved and experienced group -- to help get the EWU back to the Big Sky Conference Tournament in the 2013-14 season.
October 17, 2013
Eagles Picked to Finish in the Middle of the Pack
Encouraged by a youthful team with a fast finish a year ago, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team has been picked to finish fifth by the coaches and sixth by the media in preseason polls announced by the Big Sky Conference Thursday (Oct. 17).
October 15, 2013
Venky Jois is Selected to Preseason All-Australian Collegiate Team
Eastern Washington University’s Venky Jois has been selected as one of the top five collegiate men’s basketball players from Australia in a feature story on the sophomore forward by “The Pick and Roll.”
October 3, 2013
Eagle Basketball Season Tickets Now Available
Season Ticket sales are underway for the 2013-14 Eastern Washington University men’s and women’s basketball teams, giving fans a great opportunity to support the Eagles in a combined 30 home games this season.
October 3, 2013
Men's Basketball Holds First Practice Of 2013-14 Season
Head coach Jim Hayford and sophomore Venky Jois discuss getting on the court for the first time in preparation for the Eagles' 2013-14 season.
September 26, 2013
Eagles Open Practices on Oct. 1
Practices for the 2013-14 Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will begin on Oct. 1, and the Eagles will need every one of them in preparation for the early tests they will get when they open their 31-game schedule in November.
August 28, 2013
Alex Pribble Joins Eagle Basketball Coaching Staff
Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford has announced the addition of Alex Pribble as an interim assistant coach for the Eagles.
July 18, 2013
Eastern Receives Inaugural NABC Team Academic Excellence Award
The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team is among the 96 schools nationally to receive the inaugural Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The recipients of the award, which was created by the NABC Committee on Academics, were announced Thursday (July 18).
July 17, 2013
Jordan Hickert & Kevin Winford on NABC Honors Court
Former Eastern Washington University men’s basketball players Jordan Hickert and Kevin Winford have been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on the NABC Honors Court, which was announced Wednesday (July 17).
July 11, 2013
Eastern Assistant Craig Ehlo Steps Down
After two seasons as an assistant coach for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball program, Craig Ehlo has stepped down, EWU head coach Jim Hayford said Thursday (July 11).
July 10, 2013
Von Hofe Averages Nearly 10 Points at World Championships
Future Eastern Washington University men’s basketball player Felix Von Hofe averaged nearly 10 points per game and had the second-most 3-pointers made in the entire tournament in leading Australia to a 4-5 record at the recently-concluded International Basketball Federation (FIBA) U19 World Championships at Prague, Czech Republic.
David Riley Hired as Eagle Assistant Coach Under Jim Hayford
Eastern Washington University director of basketball operations David Riley has been elevated to an assistant men’s coaching position at EWU, fourth-year head coach Jim Hayford has announced.