February 21, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 44

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.

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Tyler Harvey completes an acrobatic basket last Saturday in EWU’s 86-72 victory over Southern Utah.

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...

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