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Eagles fall in CBI semifinals at Nevada

EWU ice cold in second half


Last updated 3/24/2016 at 10:21am

A sensational first half just wasn’t enough for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team to advance in the College Basketball Invitational.

Playing without the school’s all-time leader scorer because of an injured knee, the Eagles led 45-43 at halftime, but faltered in the second half and lost 85-70 to Nevada March 21 in the quarterfinals of the CBI at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada.

Eagle senior Venky Jois was unable to play because of a sore knee suffered March 16 in Eastern’s opening-round win, 79-72 over Pepperdine.

The Eagles first-half performance was...

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