July 7, 2008
Patrick Sanders, who led UC Irvine in scoring as a senior this past season, is on the Sacramento Kings’ roster for the NBA Summer League that starts this weekend in Las Vegas. The 6-foot-6 Sanders is one of 17 players on the roster. The team practices Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Sacramento before leaving for Las Vegas. Sacramento plays the first of its five games Saturday against Toronto at 1 p.m. at Cox Pavilion. All five games will be webcast on NBA.com and three games will also be televised on NBA TV. Sanders averaged 15.1 points for the Anteaters and was named first-team All-Big West Conference in 2007-08.
February 20, 2008
UC IRVINE AT UC RIVERSIDE WHEN: Tonight, 7:05 WHERE: Student Recreation Center RADIO: KUCI/88.9 FM BREAKDOWN: The Anteaters, coming off a big win over Pacific, have the chance to continue their rhythm on the road in its final away game of the regular season. UCI (11-13, 6-5 in the Big West Conference) is 3-13 in games away from Irvine, but it has won two of its last three road games ... UCI is in fifth place, 1 1/2 games behind UC Santa Barbara and Pacific.
February 7, 2008
UC IRVINE AT CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO WHEN: Tonight, 7:05 WHERE: Mott Gymnasium RADIO: KUCI/88.9; Sirius/channel 125 BREAKDOWN: UCI Coach Pat Douglass is one win away from tying Bill Mulligan atop the school’s career coaching victory list. Douglass, in his 11th season, is 162-150, while Mulligan was 163-156 in 11 seasons from 1980-1991 … UCI (9-12, 4-4 in the Big West Conference) has won two of its last three, including its first conference road win Saturday at Long Beach State, when it used its seventh different starting lineup of the season … UCI senior guard Chuma Awaji’s career is over due to academic ineligibility.
March 4, 2008
UC Irvine senior forward Patrick Sanders has been named the Big West Conference Player of the Week for the first time in his career. The 6-foot-6 Sanders averaged 19.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in UCI’s two home wins last week as the Anteaters improved to 11-0 in on-campus games this season. Sanders scored 23 points in Thursday’s 64-57 win over Long Beach State as he netted UCI’s final 11 points after the Anteaters trailed 55-53 with just over four minutes left.
December 15, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO AT UC IRVINE WHEN: Tonight, 7:05 WHERE: Bren Events Center RADIO: KUCI/88.9 FM BREAKDOWN: It’s the 300th game at UCI for Coach Pat Douglass, who began his UCI career with a 75-59 loss to USF at the Bren Center in 1997 ... Douglass brings a 156-143 record into the contest, needing just eight wins to surpass Bill Mulligan atop the program’s career victories list ... UCI ended...
December 2, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY — The UC Irvine men’s basketball team led host Utah, 56-43 with 10:28 remaining in the game, but was overcome down the stretch as the Utes prevailed, 78-66, in the nonconference game at the Huntsman Center Saturday. The Anteaters used four of their 13 three-pointers to put together a 15-5 run to open the second half, turning a 31-28 halftime deficit into a 43-36 lead. UCI made 13 of 22 three-point tries (59.1%) including eight of 12 after intermission, led by junior guard Brett Lauer (three for three)
February 28, 2008
LONG BEACH STATE AT UC IRVINE WHEN: Tonight, 7:35 WHERE: Bren Events Center RADIO: KUCI/88.9 FM TV: Cox3 Sports BREAKDOWN: The Anteaters (12-14, 6-6 in the Big West Conference), who are 9-0 in games played on campus this season, play their last four regular-season conference games at home, beginning with the 49ers (6-20, 3-9). But even three wins may not be enough to push UCI into the top four, which would result in a first-round bye in the postseason conference tournament ... UCI enters tonight’s action 1 1/2 games behind fourth-place Pacific and 2 1/2 behind third-place UC Santa Barbara.
January 20, 2008
STOCKTON — The UC Irvine men’s basketball team failed to shake its road demons Saturday, dropping a 59-53 Big West Conference game at Pacific. Back-to-back three-pointers by sophomore guard Michael Hunter pulled the Anteaters within 56-53 with 1:07 left, and UCI had the ball with a chance to tie after Darren Fells rebounded a Pacific miss on the Tigers’ subsequent possession. UCI senior Patrick Sanders, however, missed a floating jumper in the lane with 24 seconds left and UOP made three of four free throws down the stretch to improve to 13-5, 4-1 in conference, 7-1 at home.
March 11, 2008
UC Irvine senior forward Patrick Sanders has been named to the All-Big West Conference first team and senior center Darren Fells was selected to the second team. The 6-foot-6 Sanders leads the Anteaters in scoring at 15.8 points per game, which ranks sixth in the Big West Conference. He is third in three-point field-goal percentage (.446), sixth in field-goal percentage (.480) and seventh in free-throw percentage (.820). Sanders ranks 16th all-time at UCI with 1,095 points, plus he has 451 career rebounds and 111 blocked shots.