Little known Tyler Harvey the national leader in DI scoring

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Tyler Harvey is mostly an unknown name outside of those in the Big Sky Conference that he's tormented for three seasons at Eastern Washington. Yet Harvey will go into the final week of the regular season as the leading scorer in all of Division I basketball. In itself, that's noteworthy and cause for recognition. It's the rest of Harvey's story that makes what...
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Montana edges Eastern Washington 77-76

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Martin Breunig scored 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Montana edged Eastern Washington 77-76 on Saturday. Montana (17-11, 13-4) moved a half-game ahead of Eastern Washington (21-8, 12-4) near the top of the Big Sky Conference. Montana went up by five with 3:54 to go after a 9-1 run, including Brandon Gfeller's 3-pointer. But Bogdan Bliznyuk intercepted a pass...
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Jois leads Eastern Washington in rout of Montana State 92-68

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Venky Jois scored 27 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and Eastern Washington routed Montana State 92-68 on Thursday night for its Division I school record 21st win. Eastern Washington (21-7, 12-3 Big Sky) pulled even with Sacramento State (18-8, 12-3) for the top spot in the conference, and leads Montana (16-11, 12-4) by a half-game. The Eagles, who are 13-1 at home...
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Dixon, Northern Arizona beat Eastern Washington 73-69

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Aaseem Dixon scored 23, and Kris Yanku had 19 points and eight assists to help Northern Arizona beat Eastern Washington 73-69 on Saturday. Ako Kaluna added 14 points for Northern Arizona (15-12, 10-4 Big Sky), which has won three games in a row and seven of its last eight. Back-to-back layups by Venky Jois gave Eastern Washington (20-7, 11-3) a 69-68 lead with...
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NAU locks down, upsets Eastern Washington

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona men's basketball team held first-place Eastern Washington scoreless for the final three minutes, 15 seconds as the Lumberjacks took down the Eagles 73-69 Saturday at the Walkup Skydome. "We had one big play right after another," NAU coach Jack Murphy said. "Our guys dug deep today and didn't give up. Eastern Washington came in here today and...
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Jois helps Eastern Washington defeat Southern Utah 78-75

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) Venky Jois scored 22 points and Eastern Washington reached 20 wins for only the second time as a Division I school with a 78-75 win over Southern Utah on Thursday night. The Eagles (20-6, 11-2 Big Sky) were leading 72-70 when Drew Brandon went to the foul line with 36 seconds left. He made the first free throw and when he missed the second went around the players...
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Portland State upsets Eastern Washington 68-66

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) DaShaun Wiggins scored 14 points to lead four Portland State players in double figures and the Vikings surprised Eastern Washington 68-66 on Saturday. The Eagles closed to within two points four times after losing the lead with 12:37 to go, the final time on Parker Kelley's put-back with two seconds left. But after PSU missed a free throw, the Eagles were short...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington tops Sacramento St. 64-61, leads Big Sky

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Ognjen Miljkovic and Parker Kelly combined for 31 points, hitting 11 of 17 3-pointers and Eastern Washington held on to defeat Sacramento State 64-61 on Thursday in a showdown for first place in the Big Sky Conference. Drew Brandon added 13 points, including two free throws with 3.1 seconds left for the Eagles (19-5, 10-1), who won their sixth straight since losing...
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Eastern Washington rallies past Idaho 98-95 in OT

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Drew Brandon capped a furious rally with a buzzer-beating layup to force overtime and finished a rebound shy of a triple-double on Saturday as Eastern Washington shocked Idaho 98-95. Freshman Bogdan Bliznyuk had his second double-double for the Eagles (16-5, 7-1 Big Sky) with 21 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to help offset a season-low 13 points for Tyler...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington scores 65 in 2nd half to top North Dakota

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Tyler Harvey, the nation's leading scorer, had 26 points and freshman Bogdan Bliznyuk had a career-high 25 and Eastern Washington scored 67 points in the second half to beat North Dakota 102-80 on Saturday. Ognjen Miljkovic scored 18 points and Drew Brandon 11, all in the second half, with Drew adding a career-high 13 assists and eight rebounds for the Eagles...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington outlasts Portland State, 92-85

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Tyler Harvey scored 23 points on 7 of 15 shooting from the field and added six rebounds and five assists to lead Eastern Washington to a 92-85 victory over Portland State on Thursday night. Parker Kelly finished with 19 points, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range, and Bogdan Bliznyuk had 18 points off the bench for the Eagles (13-4, 4-0 Big Sky Conference). Eastern...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington turns back Idaho State 65-57

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Tyler Harvey hit three 3-pointers, including the 200th of his career, and scored 16 points to lead Eastern Washington to a 65-57 win over Idaho State on Saturday. Freshman Bogdan Bliznyuk led the Eagles (11-4, 2-0 Big Sky) with a career-high 17 points and Venky Jois had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks, matching his career high and leaving him one from...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvey rallies E Washington past Weber St 84-78

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Tyler Harvey hit 7 3-pointers to score a career-high 39 points and Eastern Washington's defense took over down the stretch on Thursday to open Big Sky Conference play with an 84-78 win over defending champion Weber State. The Eagles (10-4) held the Wildcats (5-7) without a field goal from the 5:57 mark until Ryan Richardson's 3-pointer with seven seconds left...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvey hits 8 3s, lifts E Washington past Lewis-Clark 87-81

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Tyler Harvey hit 8 of 10 3-pointers to set the program mark for career treys and scored 34 points to lead Eastern Washington to an 87-81 win over Lewis-Clark State on Monday. Venky Jois added 13 points for the Eagles (9-4), surpassing 1,000 points for his career. Bogdan Blilznyuk had 13 points off the bench, Ognjen Miljkvic added 11 and Drew Brandon had 11 assists...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal beats Eastern Washington 78-67 for seventh straight win

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Cuonzo Martin wasn't expecting much out of forward Christian Behrens when he first took over as California's coach in the spring. Expectations have certainly changed since then, both for Behrens and the Golden Bears. Behrens scored a career-high 20 points, including eight late in the second half, Tyrone Wallace added 21 points and 11 rebounds, and California...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

EWU's Adams, SDSU's Zenner lead FCS All-Americans

Vernon Adams only needed to play 10 games for Eastern Washington to become an All-American. Adams was chosen the first-team quarterback for The Associated Press FCS All-America team released Wednesday after a remarkable - yet abbreviated - season. The junior broke his foot against Idaho State on Oct. 4 and missed four games. Because he missed so much time, Adams doesn't qualify to...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

E. Washington-Washington Preview

Two years of barely cracking .500 was enough for Washington, and Lorenzo Romar's team showed just how set it is on putting those times behind it with a smothering performance against a ranked opponent the last time out. The 17th-ranked Huskies now face a less-vaunted foe, though Eastern Washington could further establish up-and-coming status by denying Romar's team its best start...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington knocks off San Francisco 81-76

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ognjen Miljkovic scored 20 points and Eastern Washington knocked off San Francisco 81-76 on Thursday. Venky Jois' three-point play with 2:56 gave Eastern a 70-67 lead, Parker Kelly's trey extended the lead to six, and the Eagles made 8 of 10 free throws down the stretch to ice it. Jois - who was coming off back-to-back 38 point games - finished with 15 points...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington races by Eastern Oregon 104-87

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Venky Jois scored a career-high 38 points and Ognjen Miljkovic and Tyler Harvey scored 23 apiece to lead Eastern Washington to a 104-87 win over Eastern Oregon on Sunday. Jim Hayford, in his fourth year at Eastern Washington, picked up his 300th win as a head coach while the Eagles are 6-1 for the first time in 37 years. Bryan McGriff had 32 points and 10 rebounds...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington whips Northern Kentucky 81-60

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Tyler Harvey scored 20 points and Eastern Washington continued its torrid shooting, scorching Northern Kentucky 81-60 on Wednesday night. The Eagles (5-1) showed no letdown after their historic win at Indiana on Monday, shooting 55.8 percent from the field, including a 12-of-24 showing from 3-point range. The last time EWU opened 5-1 was in 1985. Eastern's only...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington’s Venky Jois on Indiana’s defense: ‘They weren’t doing anything’

From far outside the Eastern Washington postgame locker room on Monday night, you could hear the screaming and the celebrating. During his postgame interview, Eagles star Tyler Harvey mouthed to teammate Venky Jois, “Oh my god.” As Eastern Washington (4-1) walked off Branch McCracken Court after their upset over Indiana (4-1), ending the Hoosiers’ 43-game non-conference […...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minute After: Eastern Washington

Thoughts on an 88-86 loss to the Eagles: This is what happens when your only rotational big man can’t defend the post. Indiana become helpless against the size of Venky Jois. He goes off for 20 points and 14 boards. Indiana’s lack of size allows Eastern Washington to gobble up 41 percent of its misses […] The post The Minute After: Eastern Washington appeared first on Inside...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jim Hayford, EWU players react to win at Indiana

Eastern Washington coach Jim Hayford, along with Jenky Vois, Tyler Harvey and Drew Brandon, met with the media following a 88-86 win at Indiana on Monday night at Assembly Hall. Watch the full press conference below: The post Video: Jim Hayford, EWU players react to win at Indiana appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington rallies to stun Hoosiers 88-86

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Drew Brandon scored a career-high 27 points, and Eastern Washington used a late 9-0 run to stun Indiana 88-86 on Monday night. Tyler Harvey had 25 points to help the Eagles (4-1) get their first win against a Big Ten foe and their first win in front of a crowd of 10,000 or more. Eastern Washington is now 1-13 all-time against the Big Ten and 1-20 in front...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington races past Portland St. 56-34

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Jabari Wilson rushed for three touchdowns and Vernon Adams Jr. passed for 309 yards and two more as Eastern Washington scored six TDs after halftime, defeating Portland State 56-34 Friday night and winning its third-straight Big Sky Conference championship. The three-peat is a first for Eastern (10-2, 7-1), which also earns the Big Sky's automatic berth to the...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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