Eagles toughen up to topple Thunderbirds
The first time Eastern Washington and Southern Utah met on the basketball court in a Big Sky Conference game the Eagles got pushed around – and lost 69-55 in Cedar City.
Last Saturday, when pushed, Eastern pushed back and it helped earn them a rugged 86-72 victory at Reese Court. The win, the Eagles’ second straight, improved their BSC record to 6-9 and 8-17 overall. Southern Utah slipped to 8-8 in the league and 10-15 on the season.
The outcome, combined with the Eagles’ 89-80 loss at Portland State Monday (see separate story) further confused the conference postseason picture with...