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Souza hits 4 treys, leads UC Irvine past Bradley 55-47

LAS VEGAS (AP) Travis Souza hit four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points to lead UC Irvine in a strong second half to get past Bradley 55-47 in the opening round of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic on Sunday. Bradley led by as many as 14 points in the first half and led 27-22 at the break. UC Irvine opened the second half on a 13-0 run to take a 35-27 lead, and had a 12-point...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

UT Arlington beats UC Irvine 70-62

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Drew Charles scored 10 of his career-high 15 points in the final 4:02 and Kevin Hervey added 15 more to lead UT Arlington past UC Irvine 70-62 Saturday night. Charles was 4 of 4 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line. Luke Nelson's 3-pointer gave UC Irvine (4-4) a 57-53 lead with about 6 minutes to play. Charles scored...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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

College World Series Day 1 Recap

UC Irvine Anteaters vs Texas Longhorns In front of a crowd of 23,796 that was leaning towards the Longhorns, UC Irvine and Texas engaged in a pitcher’s dual that most people expected coming in. The Longhorns drew first blood in the second inning with a bunt single by Zane Gurwitz that didn’t quite look like it was supposed to be more than a sacrifice. Unfortunately for the team...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 15, 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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