Eastern claims first outright 'Sky title since 2004

Eagles beat Weber State 78-69 to advance to the Big Sky Conference Tournament as the No. 1 seed


Last updated 3/12/2020 at 12:13pm

CHENEY — Eastern Washington made fellow Big Sky Conference coaches look good and the media not so much in the pool of experts.

The Eagles broke away from a 59-all tie near the midpoint of the second half with a 10-0 run and outscored Weber State 19-10 down the stretch Feb. 7 to earn a 78-69 victory and win the outright Big Sky Conference title on Senior Day at Reese Court.

Back in October, conference coaches predicted the Eagles had the necessary horses to battle their way to the title. Eastern closed the conference season with a school-record 16 Big Sky wins and just four losses. Overall...

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