CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk set an NCAA single-season record with his 74th consecutive free throw Saturday and Eastern Washington made 16 3-pointers to beat Northern Arizona 85-68.
Bliznyuk, who passed Gary Buchanan's 73 consecutive free throws for Villanova in the 2000-01 season, finished with 15 points and 10 assists on his Senior Day. The Eagles (18-13, 13-5 Big Sky) ended the regular season tied with Weber State and will have a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk, who has won the last two Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honors, staked a big claim to a third straight honor, putting up 32 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to help power Eastern Washington to a 74-51 rout of Southern Utah in the penultimate game of the regular season Thursday night.
The Eagles are tied with Weber State for third place in the Big Sky after the Wildcats lost at Montana, 75-57.
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.
Eastern Washington holds 3rd, beats Northern Colorado, 67-65
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Sir Washington scored the final five points to allow Eastern Washington to hold off Northern Colorado, 67-65, in a key Big Sky Conference battle Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles now are no lower than third place in conference after entering the day tied with Idaho and the Bears for third behind unbeaten Montana and idle Weber State.
S Utah edges E Washington 66-62 in OT
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better scored 13 points with four 3-pointers, Jamal Aytes added 11 points and Southern Utah beat Eastern Washington 66-62 in overtime 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.