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Big West Tournament: Cal Poly upsets UC Irvine in semis

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...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Irvine captures Big West regular season title

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...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Irvine stymied in 91-63 loss to No. 13 Oregon

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...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Trio of 7-footers aiming high at UC Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. There's something big going on down in south Orange County.UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner is a pretty tall guy himself at 6-foot-7, but as his team gathers around him and his clipboard at practice, Turner is dwarfed.Two players at 6-foot-10, Connor Clifford at 7-even, Ioannis Dimakopoulos at 7-foot-2 and then finally, the one that stands more than a head...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

UC Irvine 56, California 77

UC Irvine coach Russell Turner spent nearly a decade learning from Mike Montgomery as an assistant, so before he faced his longtime friend from the opposite bench Turner invited Montgomery over to meet his team. Montgomery stayed only briefly and said only a few words. The gesture still meant plenty to Turner, whose team lost 77-56 to No. 24 California on Friday night. ''...
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November 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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