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Video: UC Irvine forces overtime in epic fashion

The UC Irvine Anteaters should change their name to the UC Irvine Gamblers after last night’s game against Cal Poly, which they won 78-72 in overtime. Why the name change? Well, take a look at the video below to see how overtime was forced! If this ain't #SCTop10 for @UCImbb, I don't know what is… Game-tying 3! #BWCMBB pic.twitter.com/upFjPdUoZI — Big West MBB (@BigWestMBB...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UC Irvine holds on for 78-72 win over Cal Poly in OT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Mamadou Ndiaye made a 3-point play with 36 seconds to go in overtime to give UC Irvine the lead for good in a 78-72 win over Cal Poly on Wednesday night. The Anteaters (18-6, 7-1 Big West) trailed 72-70 in overtime before Ndiaye gave them the lead. Luke Nelson made four free throws and Jaron Martin added another to seal it for UC Irvine. Ndiaye and...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UC Irvine edges New Mexico State 54-52

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Alex Young scored 17 points and Mike Best sank the winning bucket to lift UC Irvine past New Mexico State 54-52 on Saturday night. Trailing by six with under three minutes to play, Irvine (11-5) got a bucket from Best to spark an 8-0 run capped by his winning jumper with 20 seconds left. New Mexico State's Ian Baker missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Young...
Via Associated Press
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Here's what happens when two 7'6" centers meet for opening tip-off (VIDEO)

The UC-Irvine Anteaters played the UCF Knights in Orlando Wednesday night, but the really big news was that it was the first time two 7'6" players ever appeared on a basketball court at the same time. UC-Irvine has Mamadou N'diaye, a junior from Dakar, Senegal and UCF has Tacko Fall, a freshman who comes from the same home city — both seven-and-a-half footers.  ...
Via The Other Paper
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The tallest tip-off will make you laugh hysterically

The UCF Knights and UC-Irvine Anteaters are playing each other tonight and the tip-off was nothing short of hysterical. That’s because the team’s two centers, UCF’s Tacko Fall and UCI’s Mamadou Ndiaye, are both 7-foot-6 and don’t exactly have the smoothest hands. Check out their classic tip-off below! Stay tuned to Campus Sports for more updates on this classic matchup...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Season Review: 3B Taylor Sparks

Taylor Sparks began the 2014 season as the reigning Co-Big West Conference Player of the Year, and a preseason All-American candidate for the UC Irvine Anteaters. He responded to the expectations by slashing a solid .308/.389/.506 during his junior campaign, which propelled him to become the 2nd round pick of the Cincinnati Reds in the June draft. Upon signing for a cool $972,800...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Irvine set to defend Big West title

It all looked so good on paper. The UC Irvine Anteaters, the 2013-2014 Big West Champions, had a dominant offense, a stifling defense, depth at every position and two of the best big men in the conference. But then along came the Cinderella known as Cal Poly in the conference tournament.  "We got surprised," said center Mamadou Ndiaye, the Big West's Defensive Player of the Year...
Via Fox Sports West
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Anteaters embrace underdog role in College World Series

IRVINE, Calif. -- Every tournament needs a Cinderella story, and the College World Series that begins this weekend has a good one. The UC Irvine Anteaters didn't figure to get there, not after losing eight of their last nine games in the regular season and then facing the No. 1 overall seed, Oregon State, in the regionals. But Wednesday morning they'll board a flight to Omaha, Neb...
Via Fox Sports West
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Irvine 7-foot-6 basketball player throws out first pitch

YouTube UC Irvine 7-foot-6 center Mamadou Ndiaye threw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night prior to the Cal State Northridge UC Irvine baseball game. Disappointingly, he didn’t throw from the mound where he would have stood eight feet tall. Instead, he chose to throw it from about 45 feet where he practically handed it to the catcher. [CBT] The freshman scored 8.0 points...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson, UC Irvine to Cal Poly 64-50

Luke Nelson scored 15 points and Alex Young added 14 and five assists as UC Irvine beat Cal Poly 64-50 Saturday night. Mike Best finished with 10 points for Irvine, which shot 7 of 16 (43.8 percent) from 3-point range and remained tied with UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State for first place in the Big West Conference. Cal Poly (8-13, 4-4 Big West Conference) scored on five of...
Via Associated Press
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Irvine runs past San Diego Christian 91-56

Will Davis II led the way for UC Irvine with 17 points and seven rebounds in a 91-56 victory over NAIA San Diego Christian on Saturday night. After a relatively low scoring first half in which Irvine (8-7) held a 31-19 advantage, the Anteaters exploded for 60 second-half points including a 16-0 run midway through the period. John Ryan and Chris McNealy added 12 points each for...
Via Associated Press
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

When a 5-foot-8 player posts up a 7-foot-6 player, it’s funny because of height disparity (photo)

@oregonMBB UC Irvine's Mamadou Ndiaye (7' 6") battles Oregon's Johnathan Loyd (5' 8") in the paint. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/ZTgBNvo0YP — Brian Davies (@daviesphoto) December 18, 2013 During Tuesday night’s showdown between the Oregon Ducks and UC Irvine Anteaters, Ducks diminutive point guard Johnathan Loyd posted up Anteater Mamadou Ndiaye in a hilarious example of ridiculous...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiny Oregon player Johnathan Loyd posts up 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye

Mismatch! Mismatch! During Oregon’s 91-63 win over UC Irvine on Tuesday night, Ducks point guard Johnthan Loyd somehow got matched up with Mamadou Ndiaye for a brief moment. Why is this noteworthy? Well, have a look at this photo and you’ll get the point: You must see this photo by @daviesphoto. 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye vs. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

McNealy, UC Irvine beat LIU Brooklyn 84-64

Chris McNealy scored 15 points, to lead four players in double figures, as UC Irvine pulled away early from LIU Brooklyn for an 84-64 win Friday night. Landon Atterberry scored LIU Brooklyn's first nine points, the last of which came on a 3-point shot with 15:44 left in the first half, to keep the Blackbirds close in the first few minutes of the game but Will Davis II sparked a...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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