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Eastern hangs with UConn, but fades in end


Eastern Washington fell short of the tall order of toppling legendary basketball giant, the University of Connecticut, but it certainly was not for lack of trying.

The Eagles hung with the No. 15 UConn Huskies off and on most of the game before falling 82-65 last Saturday at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. as Eastern concluded its nonconference schedule. The Eagles spent the week of Christmas on the East Coast opening with a 92-70 loss to Seton Hall Dec. 22.

“It was a good day for us even though we didn’t get the win,” Eastern head coach Jim Hayford said.

Eastern stayed clos...

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