November 19, 2004
Nov. 19 -- Cal State Dominguez Hills (home), 7:05 Nov. 22 -- at USC, 7:30 Nov. 27 -- at UCLA, 5 Dec. 4 -- Sacramento State (home), 7:05 Dec. 14 -- at Santa Clara, 7 Dec. 17 -- at San Jose State, 7 Dec. 21 -- New Mexico State (home), 7:35 Dec. 28 -- at Cal Poly SLO , 7:05 Dec. 30 -- UC Santa Barbara , 7:05 Jan 6. -- Cal State Northridge (home), 7:05 Jan. 8 -- Pacific (home), 7:05 Jan. 13 -- at UC Riverside , 7:05 Jan 15 -- at Cal State Fullerton , 7:05 Jan. 20 -- Long Beach State (home)
September 29, 2001
UC IRVINE - Coach Pat Douglass' UC Irvine men's basketball team is ranked sixth in the CollegeInsider.com Preseason Mid-Major Top 25 poll. UCI, after a school-record, 25-5 season last year, returns Big West Conference Player of the Year Jerry Green. Green, who was a honorable mention AP All-American last season, is a 2001-02 Wooden Award preseason All-American. Anteater sophomores Adam Parada and Stanislav Zuzak were Big West All-Freshman team members last season.
February 29, 2004
Barry Faulkner On a night when 4,210 spectators at the Bren Events Center said goodbye to the Anteater seniors, it was, perhaps, fitting they also saw the rise of a sophomore star in Ross Schraeder. Near the end of a disappointing season, some have already begun looking to the UCI program's future. But even the heroics of Schraeder, who followed his career-high 27 points Thursday with a game-high 20 points, the hosts fell victim to Big West Conference men's basketball leader and No. 23-ranked Utah State, 59-56.
January 18, 2003
Steve Virgen When UC Irvine senior Mike Hood hit the game-winner to lead the Anteaters to a 75-73 overtime win over Big West Conference rival Utah State Wednesday night, it seemed to have signified a turning point in UCI's season. The Anteaters, who had been seemingly searching for their identity, played their best basketball throughout their emotional win over Utah State. Now UCI will show if Wednesday night's win was truly pivotal. The Anteaters are tied for first in the conference with University of the Pacific and Cal State Fullerton, thanks to Cal Poly's 75-72 victory over Pacific Thursday night.
February 10, 2002
Amara Aguilar Ask UC Irvine men's basketball Coach Pat Douglass if the Anteaters' last-second victory over Utah State in the first round of Big West Conference play will have any bearing on tonight's game, and he'll say it doesn't mean a thing. Ask one of UCI's players, and it's a different story. "If I was them, I'd be pretty upset," UCI sophomore center Adam Parada said. "I'd come in here with a little more vengeance. I'm sure they're thinking the same thing we're thinking.
February 21, 2002
BREN EVENTS CENTER - It's coming down to the wire in the Big West Conference and the UC Irvine men's basketball team (18-8, 11-4 in the Big West), hanging on to second place and hoping to grab first in conference with three regular season contests remaining, battle visiting Cal Poly in a key matchup tonight at 7:05. The Mustangs aren't a team to take lightly as the Anteaters have learned in the past. Cal Poly (14-8, 8-6) defeated visiting UCI, 50-47, on Jan. 26 and upset conference-leading Utah State in the first round of conference action.
January 10, 2002
Amara Aguilar Get ready for a showdown. It features two of the top teams in the Big West Conference. One finished first in the standings last year and the other won the conference tournament. The UC Irvine men's basketball team, which sits at the top of the Big West standings, travels to second-place Utah State for a conference duel tonight at 8:05 in Logan, Utah. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN2. The Anteaters (10-4, 3-0 in the Big West)
January 29, 2004
The UC Irvine men's basketball team will attempt to cool off Big West Conference-leading Utah State tonight, when the Anteaters open a two-game, three-day road trip that also includes a stop at Idaho Saturday. Utah State (15-1, 7-0 in conference) has won 12 in a row to post the best start in the program's 101-season history, but has lost the last two games against UCI (9-7, 4-3) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Tipoff is 7:05 p.m. UCI, coming off a 77-74 overtime loss at Long Beach State Saturday, needs a victory to remain in contact with the Aggies, as well as second-place University of the Pacific (7-1 in the Big West and idle tonight)
November 8, 2001
BREN EVENTS CENTER - The UC Irvine men's basketball team was chosen as the favorite of the coaches and the media in the Big West preseason polls conducted at the Big West Conference Media Day at the Irvine Marriott Hotel Wednesday. The UCI women's team has a No. 4 ranking without a first-place vote in either poll. The Anteaters' men, last year's regular season champions, return just two starters from last year's squad, but they are key players in 2000-01 Big West Player of the Year Jerry Green and All-Freshman Team member Adam Parada.
September 10, 2003
Winning 20 games three seasons in a row apparently has rewards. The UC Irvine men's basketball team, which has won 20 games the past three years, but has not reached the NCAA Tournament, has been selected to participate in the 2004 ESPN Bracket Buster Series. In addition, when UCI hosts Utah State this season, the game will be televised on ESPN2, marking the first ESPN telecast of the UCI program from the Bren Events Center in 15 years. The ESPN Bracket Buster event will take place Feb. 21, 2004, and will include 46 teams from 11 conferences with the purpose of providing national exposure in the weeks leading up to the selection of the 65-team NCAA Tournament bracket.