December 1, 2008
MEN’S BASKETBALL Eastern Washington 78, UC Irvine 64 CHENEY, Wash. — The host Eagles made a three-pointer at the first-half buzzer to erase the Anteaters’ 31-29 lead, then dominated the second half of the nonconference game Sunday night. Senior guard Brett Lauer, making his first start of the season, was five of six from three-point range to pace the Anteaters (0-5) with 16 points. Senior Kevin Bland, who started at center, had 13 points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes, before fouling out. Freshman Eric Wise and junior Michael Hunter added 13 points apiece for UCI, which visits former Big West Conference rival Utah State tonight at 6:05 in Logan.
June 27, 2008
The UC Irvine men?s basketball team?s 2008-09 schedule includes three teams that played in the NCAA Tournament last season, including USC in the regular-season opener at the Galen Center on Nov. 15 and at home against Oregon, Nov. 21. The other NCAA Tournament team on the slate is Big West Conference rival Cal State Fullerton. The Anteaters play host to the Titans in the Big West Conference opener Jan. 3 and visit Titan Gym in the Big West regular-season finale on March 7. Cal State Fullerton defeated UCI, 81-66, in the championship game of the Big West Conference Tournament last season to earn the school?
December 6, 2013
UC Irvine Pregame Vs. Pepperdine Saturday 7 p.m. at Bren Events Center The Anteaters enter their only December home game at 5-4, before hitting the road for four straight games. Pepperdine (5-4) lost at Cal State Fullerton, 78-64, on Tuesday. UCI has won the last four games against Pepperdine in the Bren Center, including double-overtime wins in 2003 and 2001. The Waves have won the last two in Malibu, including 72-62 last season. UCI has four players averaging in double figures, led by senior guard Chris McNealy at 11.9 points per game.
November 22, 2003
Barry Faulkner Without its projected starting floor leader, the UC Irvine women's basketball team's attempt to defeat a more aggressive and efficient Eastern Washington squad in Friday's nonconference season opener proved, well, pointless. But the absence of sophomore Cal transfer Jackie Lord, sidelined by a strained quadriceps muscle that Coach Mark Adams termed a complication from knee surgery she underwent while at Brea Olinda High, would be too simple a scapegoat for the Anteaters' disappointing debut.
November 19, 2008
IRVINE — Freshman Eric Wise may be the golden child of the UC Irvine men’s basketball program. But, Wednesday night against visiting Eastern Washington, all he amounted to was a silver lining. Wise, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound mound of potential, talent and, according to his coach, superior basketball IQ, had a team-high 19 points, six rebounds and two assists in just 23 minutes in his first collegiate start. But it was the finish, a 74-69 nonconference loss to the unheralded Big Sky Conference representative, that cast a noticeable cloud upon the modest home crowd of 1,021.
May 29, 2012
A cloth ladder was placed on the sand at Brookhurst, along with cones nearby and sticks strategically placed to cause cutting moves for Estancia High star running back Robert Murtha. Every Sunday for the past five weeks, Murtha has been going through an intense workout to prepare for an important senior season. This certainly isn't a day at the beach. He also hops over metal rings dug into the sand and closes the challenging training session with a 40-yard sprint while hooked up to a parachute.