Last I've heard, UW intends to play it's game tonight despite a lot of public officials' recommendations that folks stay home to ride out the expected winter storm.
(Speaking of that, note the misguided headline on the EWU game notes: Eagles escape snow but have to face Huskies...)
Here's my story from today's paper.
Here's a quick scouting report:
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EASTERN WASHINGTON (6-4 OVERALL, 1-0 BIG SKY CONFERNCE)
AT WASHINGTON (6-3)
7 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Series: UW leads 9-1. The Eagles' only win came in 2003. Since then, the Huskies have won five straight in the series, including 82-68 last season.
Statistical leaders: For EWU, G Benny Valentine, 16.8 ppg and 3.2 apg; C/F Brandon Moore, 6.7 rpg. For UW, F Jon Brockman, 16.8 ppg and 11.4 rpg; G Isaiah Thomas, 3.4 apg.
Scouting report: Washington comes in with a four-game winning streak. Brockman is expected to play after sitting out the Sunday win over Portland State due to a right ankle sprain. … EWU lost Thursday to Missouri-Kansas City, 68-61. The Eagles' previous losses had come to Big Ten teams Illinois and Minnesota. … Eastern leads the Big Sky in defense, allowing 67.2 points per game and holding their opponents to 39.9 percent shooting from the field. … The Huskies and Eagles share one common opponent: Washington lost at Portland, 80-74; EWU won there, 63-58. Eastern is 2-3 on the road; UW is 6-0 at home. … Moore is from Graham and graduated from Bethel High School in 2005. The only other Puget Sound area player on the EWU roster is freshman forward Abebe Demissie, who played at Rainier Beach in Seattle.
Next: 3 p.m. Tuesday, vs. Lehigh, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.