Southern Utah hosts Eastern Washington at Centrum Arena on Saturday. The game tips off at 9:05 EST. The Thunderbirds have not played the Eagles since the 1993-94 season, when they fell 69-65.
Southern Utah is in 4th place in the conference, Eastern Washington is in 11th place.
The Thunderbirds got past Portland State 76-63 on January 24th with the help of 21 points from Jackson Stevenett. He leads the team with 16.2 points per game. For the Eagles, Venky Jois finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds in the 72-56 loss to Northern Colorado on January 19th. With 9.4 rebounds per game and 2.3 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
StatSmack! Southern Utah is better than Eastern Washington
Winning is in our blood. Southern Utah had a better record in close games than Eastern Washington last season (7-6 vs 2-5).
More violent crime happens per capita in Cheney so be careful if you visit (when compared to Cedar City -- according to the FBI).
At least you keep showing up. Southern Utah has an average margin of victory of 14 over Eastern Washington in 3 wins since 1992.
It's only wins and losses, but Southern Utah has a better overall record than Eastern Washington this season (4-7 vs 3-9).