November 29, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 32

Eagle men look forward to being back at home

Eastern basketball team to play five of next six games at Reese Court

Jim Hayford has never been in this territory before as his Eastern Eagles prepare for their official home opening men’s basketball game Friday versus Cal Fullerton.

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EWU freshman Venky Jois was named to the All-Tournament team at the College Basketball Experience (CBE) Hall of Fame Classic.

“I have never started a season as a coach with a 1-5 record,” he said. “It is not easy, but I knew it would not be.”

This after Eastern played a grueling six games in 13 nights and spent 13 of the last 16 nights on the road, including the Thanksgiving holiday. So tomorrow’s 6:05 p.m. tip-off at remodeled Reese Court with its new seats and video board is a most welcome change.

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