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.
November 18, 2008
When: Tonight, 7 Where: UCI Bren Events Center Key Anteaters: Jr. G Darren Moore; Jr. C Zach Atkinson; Jr. F Chad DeCasas. Key Eagles: Jr. G Benny Valentine; Jr. C Brandon Moore. Breakdown: The Eagles, 11-19 last season in Coach Kirk Earlywine’s first campaign, are without a pair of projected starters still awaiting eligibility clearance ... Despite being short-handed, the Big Sky Conference unit was tied at 35 at halftime in its 66-50 season-opening loss at Illinois ... UCI dropped its opener, 78-55, at USC Saturday after being within two points until a buzzer-beating three-pointer by the Trojans before halftime ... Valentine, a 5-foot-7 transfer from Texas Tech, had a team-high 14 points in the Eagles’ opener ... The 6-9 Brandon Moore had 13 points and seven rebounds ... Darren Moore, who played in the Big Sky for Northern Colorado in 2006-07, led UCI with 16 points against USC ... DeCasas had a team-high 18 points in an exhibition win over Cal Poly Pomona, but was scoreless and took just one shot in 24 minutes at USC ... These two teams meet again Nov. 30 at Eastern Washington ... UCI plays host to Oregon Friday, the Anteaters’ final home game in nearly a month.
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 1, 2007
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Orange Coast 87, L.A. Pierce 70 SAN LUIS OBISPO — Pirates sophomore guard Cortney Ford scored 30 points, one shy of her season high, in the semifinals of the Conoco Phillips Invitational Friday at Cuesta College. Freshman Simone Ibbotson chipped in 16 points to help the Pirates cruise into today’s 4 p.m. title game against Friday’s Cuesta-Chaffey winner. Orange Coast, which sank 12 three-pointers, including four by Ford, improved to 8-1. L.A. Pierce is 7-1. Conoco Phillips Invitational Semifinal Orange Coast 87, L.A. Pierce 70 LAP – Portius 23, Battle 17, Richardson 12, Ringelburg 10, Puente 4, Thompson 3, Villagran 1. 3-pt.
October 16, 2007
SAN DIEGO — UC Irvine sophomore Patty Chawalitmetha shot two-under-par 70 to top the field and pace the Anteaters women’s golf team to the team lead after the first day of competition at Lady Azrec Fall Classic at the Salt Creek Golf Course Monday. UCI’s Kim Lorenzana shot 72 and joins Hawaii’s Lisa Kajihara in second place, heading into today’s final 18 holes. Freshman Sarah Fox (76 for 18th place), freshman Hillary Packard (79 for 50th) and senior Selaneé Henderson (89 for 100th)
November 14, 2006
IRVINE — The second half of the UC Irvine women's basketball season opener was eerily similar to the way the Anteaters have started the past two seasons — slowly spiraling out of control. But because it was only one half of play that lead to an 80-60 nonconference loss to Eastern Washington Monday at the Bren Events Center, the Anteaters believe the problems can easily be solved and their season righted before getting to seven- and nine-game losing streaks that kicked off the past two seasons, respectively.
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 17, 2003
UC Irvine's women's basketball team turned the ball over 24 times, including 11 in the second half, in an exhibition game against Love and Basketball Sunday and the miscues resulted in 27 points that helped carry Love and Basketball to a 72-55 victory at the Bren Events Center. Senior forward Christian Callaway led the Anteaters with 15 points and seven rebounds, but UCI was outscored, 43-21 in the second half, after building a 17-point lead at one point and taking a 34-29 lead into the halftime break.
September 1, 2002
FULLERTON -- Robyn Piotrowski scored twice to lead the UC Irvine women's soccer team a 2-0, season-opening win over Eastern Washington in the Soccer Town Classic at Titan Stadium in Fullerton Saturday. Piotrowski scored from 25 yards out to give the Anteaters a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute. Then she added another unassisted goal before halftime (38th minute) after Eastern Washington's goalie missed a kick to clear from the top of the box. Overall, Coach Marine Cano's Anteaters outshot the Eagles, 21-9.