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Eastern Washington guard Steele Venters (2) and Colorado guard KJ Simpson (2) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 60-57. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team is scheduled to face No. 1-seeded Oklahoma State in the 2023 National Invitation Tournament’s second round Sunday at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, according to an EWU news release.

The Eagles advanced to the NIT second round for the first time after Steele Venters, a 6-foot, 7-inch sophomore guard/forward from Ellensburg, led the way with 27 points including the game-winning 3-pointer with 16 seconds left.

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