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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Eagles are going dancing

Maybe not elite, but Eastern Washington is no stranger to March basketball


Last updated 3/18/2021 at 11:06am

Brooks Nuanez /Skyline Sports / EWU Athletics

Forward Tanner Groves hugs teammate Jack Perry after Eastern Washington knocked off Montana State to win the Big Sky Conference tournament title and automatic berth into this week's NCAA tournament.

CHENEY - NCAA March Madness will have a West Plains flavor this year.

By virtue of its win over Montana State last Saturday, Eastern Washington University will be making its third trip to the Big Dance - earning a Saturday matchup with one of the elites of men's basketball, Kansas. The Eagles and Jayhawks tangle at 10:15 a.m., location undisclosed at press time but somewhere in Indiana in a tournament restricted this year to just one state because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It's Eastern's third trip to the NCAA's, and 12 post-season appearance overall, stretching back the days when the sc...

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