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By Barry Faulkner | February 12, 2008
UC Irvine men?s basketball coach Pat Douglass needs one more win to surpass Bill Mulligan, who coached the Anteaters for 11 seasons from 1980 to 1991. Mulligan, who turns 78 on Feb. 24, still follows the Anteaters from his San Clemente home, which he shares with his wife, Dorothy. Mulligan also follows the exploits of the Capistrano Valley High boys? basketball team, which is coached by his son, Brian Mulligan. Bill Mulligan was 163-156 at UCI, where he coached the late Kevin Magee, a two-time Associated Press All-American, as well as future NBA players Tod Murphy, Scott Brooks, Ben McDonald, Bob Thornton and Johnny Rogers.
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SPORTS
By By Barry Faulkner | February 16, 2006
Lopsided triumph assures 'Eaters at least second, and berth in Big West tournament semis.IRVINE -- Just four days after the completion of the darkest week of its Big West Conference season, the UC Irvine men's basketball team found much to celebrate Wednesday night. There was the 63-37 thumping of UC Riverside, which locked up no worse than second place and the valuable postseason conference tournament seeding that goes with it. There was also a parade of walk-ons into the game in the final minutes, including freshman Chad McDaniel, who had not played all season.
SPORTS
By BARRY FAULKNER | February 7, 2006
Barry colleges columnThere are nearly as many theories as reasons behind the UC Irvine men's basketball team's surprising ascent to the top of the Big West Conference. While the Anteaters rebounded from a five-game losing streak to enter conference play -- including their second loss of the season to an NCAA Division II program -- to win their first eight conference games, the search for answers produced varied results. Some were quick to pin the turnaround on the return of sophomore Patrick Sanders, who was injured in the season opener and missed the next six games, before coming back for the Dec. 17 loss at Colorado.
NEWS
December 12, 2001
Richard Dunn SAN DIEGO - There are some things UC Irvine men's basketball Coach Pat Douglass just can't explain, such as why his Anteaters have never defeated the University of San Diego. The host Toreros (5-3) rallied from a first-half deficit and slowed down UCI's vaunted scoring machine, Jerry Green as they beat the Anteaters, 63-52, Tuesday night in nonconference action. Green, who ranks fifth nationally with a scoring average of 24.9 points per game, was limited to just 16 points against the Toreros, shooting five of 13 from the field, including four of 11 from three-point territory.
NEWS
March 6, 2005
BREN EVENTS CENTER -- Contrary to the more familiar quotation attributed to Leo Durocher, nice guys also finish fifth. Greg Ethington, UC Irvine's lone senior, who is noted among his teammates and coaches for his consistent geniality, made sure the Anteaters did exactly that in the Big West Conference men's basketball race this week. The 6-foot-8 center followed his first double-double of the season in Thursday's home win over UC Santa Barbara with 21 points, 10 rebounds and at least double-figure ovations, to pace a 79-49 conference victory over visiting Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Saturday before 2,046 on Senior Night.
NEWS
December 7, 2003
Barry Faulkner In order to heat up, UC Irvine sophomore guard Mike Efevberha had to first tone down, and the result Saturday night was clearly something to shout about. Efevberha, averaging just 7.2 points coming in, after erupting for 41 in two combined exhibition games this season, more than doubled his previous career high with 37 points in a breakout performance against Arkansas-Monticello. His heroics keyed an 84-67 triumph over the Division II school in the finale of the two-game McCaffrey Classic at Fresno State's Save Mart Center.
NEWS
January 28, 2002
Amara Aguilar It was a day of one-hit wonders for the Vanguard University softball team. For starters, the Lions received some top-of-the-line performances from their pitching staff Friday in a season-opening doubleheader at Cal Lutheran. Senior Gina Liebengood was in the circle for the Lions' first game, a 4-0 triumph. She faced 21 batters, struck out 13 and allowed only one hit. "Gina was dominating and Cal Lutheran is a team that she should have dominated and she definitely did," Vanguard Coach Beth Renkoski said.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | December 5, 2011
If, as most believe, losing can be a valuable teacher, then the UC Irvine men's basketball team was as ready for Saturday's 99-79 win over visiting San Diego as it would like to be for this week's academic finals. Coach Russell Turner's Anteaters ended their six-game drought to begin the season in impressive fashion, draining shots, sharing the ball, maintaining defensive intensity and leaving the Toreros (4-3) wondering if that 0-6 on the UCI stat sheet may have been some kind of cruel typo.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | December 16, 2011
COSTA MESA - All second-year Vanguard University men's basketball coach Rhett Soliday wanted for Christmas was a little confidence. The Lions' 82-78 nonconference victory over visiting La Sierra on Friday helped solidify that request, though there was more sobering news on the injury front for a program that is still trying to gain more substantial footing in the competitive Golden State Athletic Conference. Vanguard (7-4) ended the game with a 16-4 run to turn away the Golden Eagles (0-10)
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