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Souza hits 5 treys, lifts UC Irvine over Cal Poly 67-57

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Travis Souza hit five 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 17 points to help UC Irvine pull away and beat Cal Poly 67-57 on Thursday night. Leading 44-43 midway through the second half, UC Irvine used a 17-2 run and rolled to its fifth straight win. Will Davis II scored 14 points and Luke Nelson matched a career-best with eight assists for UC Irvine (12-8,...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

UC Irvine routs Cal State Northridge 80-49

LOS ANGELES (AP) Luke Nelson scored 16 points, Travis Souza scored a career-high 15 - all 3-pointers - and UC Irvine routed Cal State Northridge 80-49 on Thursday, holding the Matadors under 50 points for the first time this season. The Matadors (6-14, 2-3 Big West) made 16 of 54 field goals (29.6 percent) and hit 1 of 10 3-pointers in their lowest offensive output since their 62...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks fry Anteaters in OT, 69-67

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent Throw it DOWN, big man: Dillon Brooks goes up strong in Oregon’s 69-67 overtime win over Cal Irvine on Monday night (Godofredo Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports photo.) Ducks make it 2 in a row in overtime wins, this time, escaping with a 69-67 win over the UC Irvine Anteaters at Matt Knight Arena Monday night. It wasn’t pretty. The Ducks...
Via The Duck Stops Here
December 30, 2014  |  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’s 7-foot-6 Center Throws Out First-Pitch, Proceeds To Dwarf Anteaters

UC Irvine’s 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye set a Mountain West single season record recording 98 blocks during his freshman campaign. Ndiaye, a native of Senegal, showed during UC Irvine’s baseball game against Cal State Northridge that the talent doesn’t just apply to the hardwood. Ndiaye averaged 8.0 points and 6.2. rebounds while helping the Anteaters reach the NIT this past...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 15, 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 AP on Fox
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Irvine handles Cal State-Fullerton 72-54

Chris McNealy scored 22 points Thursday night as UC Irvine rolled over Cal State-Fullerton 72-54 for its third straight Big West Conference win. Will Davis II scored 11 points, Mamadou Ndiaye scored 10 and grabbed nine rebounds, and the Anteaters (12-7, 3-0) outshot the Titans 50 percent to 36 percent. Alex Young had nine assists. Cal State Fullerton rallied to a 15-13 first-half...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 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 AP on Fox
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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