Southern Utah, EWU meet in Big Sky semis
Southern Utah (16-15, 11-11) vs. Eastern Washington (15-17, 13-8)
Big Sky Conference Tourney Semifinals, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT
Peatling lifts EWU to 90-84 win in Big Sky quarterfinal
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Mason Peatling had 28 points plus 14 rebounds as Eastern Washington got past Montana State 90-84 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament on Thursday night....
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Cody Benzel scored a career-high 30 points and Jesse Hunt scored 14 with 16 rebounds and Eastern Washington pulled away from Idaho State in the second half for a 91-62 win...
Benzel hits 7 3s, E. Washington beats NAIA Corban 92-73
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Cody Benzel scored 23 points, including a career-high tying seven 3-pointers, to lead five Eastern Washington players in double figures and the Eagles beat NAIA Corban 92-73 on Friday.
Tyler Kidd and Jess Hunt had 14 points apiece, Austin Fadal scored 13 and Jacob Davison added 11 for Eastern Washington. The Eagles (2-9) snapped a six-game skid.
Green Bay trio sparks OT win over Eastern Washington
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — ShanQuan Hemphill and reserve Jayquan McCloud scored 19 points apiece and Cody Schwartz came off the bench to score 18 to help Green Bay turn back Eastern Washington 82-78 in overtime on Friday night.
Sandy Cohen III, who finished with nine points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, three blocked shots and a steal for the Phoenix (2-2), scored on a layup with eight seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Bliznyuk scores 25, EWU beats Montana State 84-79
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 25 points with nine rebounds and nine assists, and Eastern Washington beat Montana State 84-79 on Saturday.
Mason Peatling scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, and Jack Perry and Cody Benzel scored 11 points apiece and combined for six of 10 3s for the Eagles (14-13, 9-5 Big Sky Conference).
Sanders blocks shot at buzzer; Idaho edges EWU 66-64
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Nate Sherwood scored 23 points, and Victor Sanders blocked a shot at the buzzer to give Idaho a 66-64 victory over Eastern Washington on Friday night.
Idaho (17-7, 9-3 Big Sky Conference) has won seven of its last eight games and moves into third place in the conference standings, a half-game back of Weber State (9-2). Eastern Washington (12-13, 7-5) has lost two straight.
Woods scores 29, Portland State tops Eastern Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Holland Woods scored a career-high 29 points on a school record 10-for-10 shooting and Portland State lead from wire-to-wire for a 94-81 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday.
Traylin Farris and Deante Strickland each added 13 points for the Vikings (14-9, 4-6 Big Sky Conference), who ended a three-game losing skid and stopped the Eagles' three-game winning streak. Brandon Hollins and Michael Mayhew scored 12 apiece.
Bliznyuk sets all-time scoring mark, EWU tops N Dakota 95-71
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 28 points and his first basket, a pretty 3 from the corner a little over a minute into the game, made him the all-time leading scorer at Eastern Washington, which went on to defeat North Dakota 95-71 Thursday night.
Eastern Washington edges Northern Arizona from line, 81-76
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk hit four free throws in the final six seconds to cement Eastern Washington's 81-76 victory over Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference battle Thursday night.
Eastern Washington has now won four of the last seven games it's played at Northern Arizona. A loss in Flagstaff cost the Eagles a share of the Big Sky title a year ago.
Cody Benzel scores career-high 25 to lead Eastern Washington to win
Cody Benzel took what Sacramento State gave him Saturday afternoon – and then some.
As the Hornets put the clamps on leading scorer Bogdan Bliznyuk, the junior from Ferris came through with a career day to give Eastern Washington an 82-67 Big Sky Conference win over Sacramento State.
“It’s about time to have one of those games,” said Benzel, who hit 7 of 10 long-range shots and finished with a career-high 25 points.
Benzel’s 7 3s, 25 points lift E Wash over Sac St 82-67
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Cody Benzel scored a career-high 25 points on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range and Eastern Washington defeated Sacramento State 82-67 on Saturday.
Bliznyuk scores 29 as E Washington tops North Dakota 77-64
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk went on a tear in the second half, scored 29 points on 12-for-18 shooting and Eastern Washington defeated North Dakota 77-64 on Sunday.
The win was the first time Eastern Washington (6-9, 1-1 Big Sky Conference) has won in Grand Forks.
The Eagles led 42-26 at halftime but North Dakota (4-9, 0-2) steadily worked the lead down to 50-47 when Tray Buchanan hit from 3 with 10:38 remaining.
Bliznyuk scores 18; Eastern Washington beats Walla Walla
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 18 points to help Eastern Washington cruise to an 82-61 victory over NAIA Walla Walla on Friday.
It was Shantay Legans' first collegiate win as a head coach. Legans spent the past eight seasons as an EWU assistant.
Bliznyuk made 5 of 9 field goals and was 8-of-9 shooting from the free-throw line. Jesse Hunt added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles. Ty Gibson finished with 11 points and Luka Vulikic had 10.