UC Irvine nearly pulled off a first-round upset against Louisville in the NCAA Tournament Friday but they fell short and lost 57-55. You could tell how much the defeat impacted head coach Russell Turner, who was choked up while talking at his postgame news conference. “It’s tough to lose but there’s an incredible positive feeling...Read More
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Russell Turner isn't about to play the victim but in a sense, his top-seeded Anteaters are somewhat a victim of the college basketball tournament system. But on the other side of things, Cal Poly is working that system, extending their improbable run through the Big West Championship Tournament right into the final round, as they knocked off the regular season...
IRVINE, Calif. -- Super Bowl XLVIII might have been the best thing to happen to the UC Irvine basketball team during the conference season. A team built on defense, head coach Russell Turner has used that game as an example of just how far a defense can take a team ever since. Saturday, that defense let very few shots through the net and finished off its night by cutting the...
UC Irvine coach Russell Turner found it hard to find many positives after the Anteaters were thrashed 91-63 by No. 13 Oregon on Tuesday night, and pointed to turnovers and lax defense. ''We got dominated,'' Turner said. ''That wasn't much fun. I give Oregon credit for that.'' Will Davis II had 20 points for the Anteaters (6-6) and Luke Nelson added 13 points, five rebounds and...
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