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Jim Hayford leaves EWU to become head basketball coach at Seattle University

Jim Hayford leaves EWU to become head basketball coach at Seattle University

March 29, 2017

After a six-year stint as EWU men’s basketball head coach, Jim Hayford is heading to the west side of the state. Hayford, 49, has been hired as the men...

EWU promotes longtime assistant Shantay Legans as next head basketball coach

EWU promotes longtime assistant Shantay Legans as next head basketball coach

March 29, 2017

Just a few hours after the announcement of former EWU basketball coach Jim Hayford leaving to take over as head coach at Seattle University, EWU has ann...

His Blood Is Worth Bottling

His Blood Is Worth Bottling

March 9, 2017

In his final year with the team, senior Felix Von Hofe has become the winningest player in EWU’s NCAA Division I history, earning 80 wins during his time...

Men’s Basketball Clinches First-Round Bye and Wins 20th Game of Season in Final Homestand

Men’s Basketball Clinches First-Round Bye and Wins 20th Game of Season in Final Homestand

March 2, 2017

A bittersweet day that began with an emotional Senior Day ceremony ended with an extra dose of sweetness as EWU defeated Idaho State 89-77 to earn their...

Men’s Basketball Moves Into Sole Possession of Third Place With Home Win Over Idaho

Men’s Basketball Moves Into Sole Possession of Third Place With Home Win Over Idaho

February 23, 2017

Sometimes it takes team effort to come out on top. That is exactly what the EWU men needed in Friday’s 77-67 victory over Idaho at Reese Court, as f...

Defense Trending Upwards as Eagles Sweep Home Stand

Defense Trending Upwards as Eagles Sweep Home Stand

January 26, 2017

After a home sweep of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah this weekend, EWU improved to a 5-2 record in the Big Sky Conference (BSC), the third-best record of...

EWU basketball begins 2016-17 season

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

November 17, 2016

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Men's Basketball The EWU men’s basketball team opened up the 2016-17 season with a pair of drastically different games, beating the Division III Linfield Wildcats 70-47 at home and falling to the Big Ten’s Northwestern Wildcats 86-72 on the road. Senior Felix Von Hofe led the Eagles in scoring against Linfield, scoring 21 points while shooting 7-12 (58.3 percent) from ...

Eagles beat Seattle University 76-70 in Wednesday matinee

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

November 18, 2015

Filed under Sports

In the first of two matchups with Seattle University this season, the Eagles made 15 of 34 three-pointers en route to a 76-70 win over the Redhawks at Reese Court on Nov. 18. It was an efficient day from forward Felix Von Hofe, who was 7 of 12 from the perimeter and finished the game with 25 points, leading all scorers on the afternoon. Von Hofe stuffed the stat sheet, chippin...

Harvey leaving EWU for the 2015 NBA draft

Harvey leaving EWU for the 2015 NBA draft

April 8, 2015

The nation’s leading scorer has taken his last shot at Reese Court. EWU junior guard Tyler Harvey announced April 1  he would be forgoing his senior...

Men’s basketball success beams bright future for program

Men’s basketball success beams bright future for program

April 8, 2015

Harvey set lofty expectations for the 2014-2015 EWU men’s basketball team back in October, and it was with good reason. “Win the Big Sky and go...

Late rally not enough, (13) Eagles fall to (4) Hoyas

Late rally not enough, (13) Eagles fall to (4) Hoyas

March 22, 2015

The music stops and the dancing comes to an end for the Eastern Washington Eagles men’s basketball team. EWU’s season came to an end after an 84-74...

EWU advances to first NCAA Tournament since 2004

EWU advances to first NCAA Tournament since 2004

March 15, 2015

It was looking grim. Everything the Eastern’s men’s basketball team had worked for in the offseason and in 33 grueling games during the season was...

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