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Eagles hope to end losing skid against Sacramento State

CHENEY, Wash. - Eastern Washington will try to find a way to snap a six-game losing streak, as the Eagles host Sacramento State Thursday night at Reese Court.

A match-up with the Hornets might be exactly what the Eagles need to get back on track.  The Eagles have fallen to 7th place in the Big Sky Conference, two games ahead of - you guessed it - 8th place Sacramento State (2-20, 1-8).

"Obviously we're in a tough stretch right now," head coach Kirk Earlywinie said in a news release this week.  "We're getting back in the right direction, but the steps we are taking need to be big leaps instead of steps.  We need to try to be significantly better and not just a little better."

The Eagles haven't won a game since beating Idaho State 71-68 on Jan. 8.  They need a win Thursday, then another one against Northern Arizona on Saturday to get into sixth place and advance to the Big Sky Tournament in March.

"I think we were a lot better in Bozeman and in Missoula," Earlywine said in reference to the Eagles recent losses against Montana and Montana State.  "Hopefully we'll have an ‘A' effort instead of a ‘B' effort."

Tipoff for Thursday night's game against Sacramento State is 7:05 p.m. at Reese Court in Cheney.