Sunday, November 30, 2014

Preview Eastern Oregon Mountaineers @ Eastern Washington Eagles

Good morning Eagle fans, this afternoon the Eagles will host DII Eastern Oregon in their penultimate home game of the 2014-2015 non-conference season.

For the Mountaineers, this game is an exhibition, but they took their last DI exhibition opponent very seriously.  The Idaho Vandals escaped with just an 8 point victory on November 14th.  They are led by Junior Forward Bryan McGriff (#22) who leads the team in scorping with 20.7 points per game and rebounds with 10.5 per game.  He's had 5 double doubles in 9 games and was only 3 rebounds short of the feat against Idaho.  Junior Guard Case Rada (#21) adds 17.3 points, 5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.  Senior Guard De'Sean Mattox (#5) is hitting 43% of his 3 pointers this season scoring 16.3 points per game and also adds 4.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest.  Deonta Edwards (#2) is also a double digit scorer averaging 11.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.  Senior Wing Michael Crane (#10) is corralling 8.9 rebounds per  game and adding 7.1 points per game.

Look for Eastern to experiment with their line up a bit and get some of their reserves into the game early.  I think the Mountaineers can keep the game interesting if the Eagles don't play to their standard on each possession.  Tip off is at 2:05 p.m. PT at Reese Court

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