By Tim Kowols
Both the men’s and the women’s Green Phoenix basketball teams head west for games Friday night.
The men will virtually switch spots with the Green Bay Packers when they face Eastern Washington at 6:45 p.m. The Phoenix are looking for their first win of the season against a Division 1 opponent after tough losses against Indiana State (78-74) and Iowa (93-82) in the season’s opening weeks. The team will stay on the coast through the weekend as they also prepare for a Tuesday matchup against #13 Oregon.
The women are in uncharted territory for them as they hope to avoid going 0-3 for the first time to open a season in several years after two close losses to Northwestern and DePaul. It will be the second game in a row that the Phoenix face a ranked major conference foe when they take the court against #16 Missouri at 6:00 p.m.