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By Barry Faulkner | January 11, 2014
RIVERSIDE - Just because UC Irvine men's basketball coach Russell Turner elected not to play starting big men Will Davis and Mamadou Ndiaye didn't mean the Anteaters gave anything less than their "Best" effort Saturday night. Mike Best, a 6-foot- 10 sophomore who along with 6-10 junior John Ryan replaced the aforementioned standouts in the starting lineup for the first time all season, had nine points, nine rebounds and five blocks to help the visiting Anteaters handle UC Riverside, 72-52, in a Big West Conference clash at the Student Recreation Center.
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January 8, 2014
UCI Pregame Vs. Long Beach State Thursday, 8 p.m. at Walter Pyramid The 93rd meeting between the two neighboring rivals is the Big West Conference opener for both. Long Beach State (4-10) holds a 57-35 advantage in the series, including five straight wins at the Pyramid. But UCI (9-7) has won the last two games against the 49ers, including a 67-60 upset in last year's Big West Tournament semifinals. Though Monday, UCI was leading the nation in total assists (282)
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December 31, 2013
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Washington 72, UC Irvine 69 SEATTLE — Senior guard Jennifer Tsurumoto led the Anteaters with 17 points, including four three pointers in the nonconference game Monday. Junior guard Madison McKenney came off the bench to go five for 10 from the field for 10 points for UCI (6-7). Senior Lauren Spinazze tied her season-high with nine points to go with a season-best six rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Anteaters.
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December 27, 2013
A celebration commemorating the life and writing of respected longtime journalist Joseph N. Bell is scheduled for Jan. 21. The event is set to take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m at UC Irvine's University Club, 801 East Peltason Drive, Irvine. Bell, a former Daily Pilot columnist, died on Thanksgiving following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. The Newport Beach resident was 92. An Indiana native, Bell studied journalism at the University of Missouri before serving in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he returned to Missouri and earned his degree.
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December 18, 2013
Whitney Pavlik, a former UC Irvine women's indoor volleyball standout, teamed with Jennifer Kessy to finish third at the Federation International de Volleyball beach event completed Saturday in Durban, South Africa. Pavlik and Kessy lost in the semifinals to a team from Germany, 21-16, 24-26, 15-12. The Americans staved off eight match points to win the second set. Pavlik and Kessy outlasted another German duo, 36-34, 21-18, in the third-place match. It was the first tournament for Pavlik after undergoing shoulder surgery in October.
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By Barry Faulkner | December 18, 2013
For a program that has grown so accustomed to winning, perhaps the greatest accomplishment achieved by UC Irvine men's volleyball is its ability to withstand loss. After capturing their third NCAA title in six seasons in 2012, the Anteaters last season absorbed the loss of their figurehead, leader and coach, John Speraw, as well as a four-time All-American in Carson Clark, who just happens to be the school's all-time kills leader. The result was yet another national crown that first-year coach and former Speraw assistant David Kniffin trumpeted as a triumph of the culture of success that permeates the program.
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December 3, 2013
MEN'S SOCCER Maryland 1, UC Irvine 0 COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The visiting No. 12-seeded Anteaters matched the No. 5 Terrapins in shots, 10-10, but the hosts scored in the 32nd minute to end UCI's season in the NCAA round of 16 on Sunday. UCI (15-5-3) made it to the round of 16 for the second time in the program's history. Maryland (15-3-5) broke UCI's season-long scoreless streak at 380 minutes when Patrick Mullins redirected a cross into the net for his 16th goal of the season.
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