CHENEY, Wash. – Eastern Washington hit its stride late in the first half and carried it over to the second half as the Eagles earned a 74-49 Big Sky Conference men’s basketball win on Saturday, Feb. 8, over Montana State at Reese Court.
An Amin Adamu dunk at the 7 minute, 45-second mark of the first half put MSU down 15-11 despite a 2-of-20 start from the floor. That’s when Eastern Washington began its offensive spree.
The Eags closed the first half on a 20-5 run and led 35-16 at the break. MSU missed 20 of its first 24 shots and ended the first half 6-of-30.
MSU’s Harald Frey got the scoring started in the second half with a layup, but EWU pulled away by following the Frey bucket with a 14-point run of its own.
Frey finished with four points, his season-low. He has been held under 10 points each of the last two games, marking the second and third times this season the All-Big Sky senior did not reach double figures scoring.
The Eags improved to 16-7 overall and 9-3 in conference play. MSU fell to 12-11 overall and 6-6 in the Big Sky.