@EWUWBB Opens Final Home Stand Against Idaho State Thursday

@EWUWBB Opens Final Home Stand Against Idaho State Thursday
EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES (17-10, 10-6 Big Sky Conference)
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IDAHO STATE BENGALS (13-14, 8-8 Big Sky Conference)
Game #28
Thursday, Mar. 5 | 6:00 p.m. PT
Reese Court (5,000) | Cheney, Wash.
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Cheney, Wash. – The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team will play its final two regular season games this week, beginning on Thursday, Mar. 5, against Idaho State at Reese Court.

Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. PT. EWU faculty and staff are eligible to purchase $2 tickets as part of Faculty/Staff Appreciate Night.

Eastern (17-10, 10-6 Big Sky Conference) is looking to enter next week's Big Sky Tournament on a high note after suffering a pair of road setbacks at Montana State and Montana last week. EWU had won six straight games and was alone in second place in the league standings prior to its defeat at MSU last Thursday, Feb. 26.

The Eagles now sit in fourth place in the Big Sky standings with one week remaining. Five teams have already clinched spots in the tournament, including Montana, who claimed the Big Sky regular season title and hosting rights with its win over Eastern last Saturday, Feb. 28.

Sacramento State, Northern Colorado and North Dakota have all secured bids while Idaho State, Northern Arizona, Montana State, Southern Utah, Idaho and Weber State remain in the hunt for the final three spots.

If the tournament started today, EWU would face North Dakota in the first round in Missoula, Mont., on Thursday, Mar. 12.

Idaho State (13-14, 8-8 BSC) enters Thursday's game on a two-game winning streak, notching home victories over Montana State and Weber State. The Bengals had lost their previous four outings prior to their win over MSU and are just 3-8 on the road this season.

Apiphany Woods (14.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg) and Grace Kenyon (11.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg) are ISU's top scorers while Anna Policicchio (10.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg) also averages double figures.

Eastern won this season's first meeting, 88-75, in Pocatello, Idaho, back on Jan. 3. The Eagles are 20-12 all-time against Idaho State in Cheney.

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