Eastern Washington Eagles men's basketball

The Eastern Washington Eagles men's basketball team represents Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Big Sky Conference, of which it has been a member since 1987. The Eagles are currently coached by Shantay Legans.

Eastern Washington Eagles
2018–19 Eastern Washington Eagles men's basketball team
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UniversityEastern Washington University
Head coachShantay Legans (2nd season)
ConferenceBig Sky
LocationCheney, Washington
ArenaReese Court
(Capacity: 6,000)
NicknameEagles
Student sectionFlight Club
ColorsRed and White[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Home
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Away jersey
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Away
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Alternate jersey
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Alternate
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2004, 2015
Conference Tournament Champions
2004, 2015
Conference Regular Season Champions
2000, 2004, 2015

Contents

Key statisticsEdit

Overall
Years of basketball 109
First season 1903–04
Head coaches (all-time) 19
All Games
All-time record 1,408–1,205 (.539)
20+ win seasons 16 (1935, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1986, 2015, 2017)
30+ win seasons 1 (1946)
Conference Games
Conference Record 212–264 (.445)
Big Sky Conference Regular Season Championships 3 (2000, 2004, 2015)
Big Sky Conference Tournament Championships 2 (2004, 2015)
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Appearances 2
NCAA W-L record 0-2 (.000)
Sweet Sixteens 0
Elite Eights 0
Final Fours 0
National Invitational Tournament
NIT Appearances 1
NIT W-L record 0-1 (.000)
NIT championships 0
Accurate as of 04/21/2017

CoachesEdit

Coach Years Record Pct.
Unknown 1903–05, 1911–12 1–4 .200
N. E. Hinch 1905–06 3–6 .333
Paul Lienau 1906–09 16–10 .615
Albert Fertsch 1912–16 11–2 .846
Vin Eustis 1919–27 108–43 .715
A.C. Woodward 1927–30 26–29 .473
Bob Brumblay 1942–45 75–17 .815
Red Reese 1930–42, 1945–64 470–301 .610
Ernie McKie 1965–67 23–52 .307
Jerry Krause 1967–82, 1983–85 261–197 .570
Joe Folda 1982, 1985–87 42–42 .500
Bob Hofman 1987–90 32–54 .372
John Wade 1990–95 34–98 .258
Steve Aggers 1995–00 51–82 .383
Ray Giacoletti 2000–04 69–50 .580
Mike Burns 2004–07 38–49 .437
Kirk Earlywine 2007–11 42–78 .350
Jim Hayford 2011–17 106–91 .538
Shantay Legans 2017–present 20–15 .571

PostseasonEdit

NCAA tournament resultsEdit

The Eagles have appeared in two NCAA Tournaments, with a combined record of 0–2.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2004 15 E Round of 64 (2) #4 Oklahoma State L 56–75
2015 13 S Round of 64 (4) #22 Georgetown L 74–84

NIT resultsEdit

The Eagles have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT), and lost their opener.

Year Round Opponent Result
2003 First Round Wyoming L 71–78

CBI resultsEdit

The Eagles have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) three times, with a combined record of 1–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2016 First Round
Quarterfinals
Pepperdine
Nevada
W 79–72
L 70–85
2017 First Round Wyoming L 81–91
2018 First Round Utah Valley L 65–87

NAIA tournament resultsEdit

The Eagles appeared in the NAIA Tournament five times, with a combined record of 6–5.

Year Round Opponent Result
1942 First Round Southeastern Oklahoma State L 33–43
1943 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Valparaiso
Saint Cloud State
Southeast Missouri State
W 45–42
W 54–41
L 51–57
1945 First Round Doane L 51–54
1946 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Louisiana Tech
Southeastern Oklahoma State
Pepperdine
W 66–44
W 45–37
L 42–46
1947 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Culver–Stockton
Dakota Wesleyan
Marshall
W 51–48
W 62–48
L 48–56

All-time NBA Draft selectionsEdit

NBA Draft Selections (3)
# Year Round Pick Overall Name Team
1 1977 6 11 121 Ron Cox Cleveland Cavaliers
2 2007 1 15 15 Rodney Stuckey Detroit Pistons
3 2015 2 21 51 Tyler Harvey Orlando Magic

AwardsEdit

Associated Press All-Americans

(*) Denotes Honorable Mention

Big Sky Most Valuable Player

  • Alvin Snow – 2004
  • Rodney Stuckey – 2006
  • Jacob Wiley – 2017
  • Bogdan Bliznyuk – 2018

Big Sky Coach of the Year

Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year

  • Alvin Snow – 2002

Big Sky Freshman of the Year

  • Marc Axton – 2002
  • Matt Nelson – 2004
  • Rodney Stuckey – 2006
  • Glen Dean – 2010
  • Venky Jois – 2013
  • Bogdan Bliznyuk – 2015

Awards information comes from the 2016–2017 media guide. [2]

Retired jerseysEdit

Retired Jerseys
No. Player Year
3 Rodney Stuckey (2006–07) 2008
30 Ron Cox (1973–1977) 2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EWU Identity Standards (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  2. ^ [1]

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