REPORT: Travis DeCuire, Jim Les, Eric Musselman, Russell Turner the first four Cal coaching interviews

We have actual news. College basketball analyst Jordan Schultz has four names that Cal will interview first for their head coaching vacancy. Make of it what you will. Here are the names to look at: Eric Musselman, Nevada Wolf Pack head coach: Musselman had a solid season of success with Nevada and also has NBA experience with the Kings and the Warriors, so he is a Northern California...
Via California Golden Blogs
March 20, 2017

Cal MBB vs. UC Irvine: Preview

Can the Bears improve to 2-0 against the Anteaters? The Bears should be brimming with confidence as they head into a Wednesday night hoops matchup with UC Irvine. Cal thumped South Dakota State 82-53 on Friday despite Ivan Rabb missing the contest with a toe injury. They were rewarded with a #25 ranking in the AP poll. Sam Singer and Roger Moute a Bidias both had strong games...
Via California Golden Blogs
November 16, 2016

WATCH: 2016-17 Men's Basketball Season Preview

Russell Turner looks ahead to the upcoming 2016-17 season for his Anteaters. Follow the 'Eaters!
Via UC Irvine Anteaters Athletics
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Whicker: Tim Duncan lived a nearly-perfect basketball life, one shared briefly by UC Irvine coach Russell Turner

@MWhicker03LANG on TwitterThe only game he played was basketball. He didn't pose, he didn't sell, he didn't market, he didn't Tweet, he didn't post (except in the lane), he didn't "brand.
Via LA Daily News
July 17, 2016

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 — Big West MBB (@BigWestMBB...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

UC Irvine coach Russell Turner choked up after loss to Louisville (Video)

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports West
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...
Via Fox Sports West
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 added 13 points, five rebounds and...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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