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Eastern Washington takes break from Big Sky, hosts Seattle U

EWU's Andy Genao goes for a layup in a recent game at Reese Court (Photo: KHQ) EWU's Andy Genao goes for a layup in a recent game at Reese Court (Photo: KHQ)

CHENEY, Wash. - Eastern Washington takes a break from its Big Sky schedule, hosting Seattle University Tuesday night in Cheney.  Yes, that Seattle - the school that's playing its first season of Division I basketball in nearly 30 years.

The Redhawks from the west side bring with them a 17-6 record, including a nine-game winning streak with wins over programs like North Dakota, South Dakota, and Cal State Bakersfield.

The goal for the Eagles will be to play in the moment, forgetting for a while they have one remaining regular season conference game.  That game against Portland State on Saturday, along with other games around the Big Sky, will determine whether the Eagles get to play in the postseason.

In all reality, Eastern will have to win Saturday against PSU, and hope Montana beats Northern Colorado and Montana State loses its final three games (Portland State, Northern Colorado, Weber State).  With that said, however, it's still possible EWU could finish 6-10 in the Big Sky and still have a better overall record than Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona, which would propel them into the postseason.

First things should always come first, however.  Tuesday's game against Seattle tips off at 7:05 p.m. at Reese Court.
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