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16-5, 1st in Big West

Irvine dominates 2nd half, sinks Northridge 74-68

Eyassu Worku scored 17 points, Collin Welp and Max Hazzard combined for 25 of their 27 in the second half and UC Irvine erased an 18-point deficit to defeat Cal State Northridge 74-68 on Saturday.

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Beware of these Giant Killers

Remember Loyola-Chicago? The Ramblers are back to cause more trouble - and they aren't alone.

CSU Fullerton's Allman throws down the exclamation mark (0:37)
Holiday gets steal for big slam (0:27)
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Lakers to work out six Monday

The Lakers are set to host six prospects Monday for a pre-draft workout: Gonzaga F Zach Collins, Clemson G Avry Holmes, Creighton F Cole Huff, UC Irvine G Luke Nelson, Columbia F Luke Petrasek and Alabama-Huntsville F Seab Webster.

UC Davis captures Big West championship (0:57)
UC Davis celebrates after holding off UC Irvine (0:54)
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Who will win all 32 conference tournaments and why

Good luck picking a conference tournament winner in the Pac-12 with its three top-10 teams. And who will go dancing from the other 31 conferences? We're here to help.

Chris Morris

Lots of changes to Joe Lunardi's bubble

  • Ten new teams in field of 68
  • VCU is "last team in"
  • Texas Tech is "first team out"
  • Ohio State among "next four out"

California rallies to top UC Irvine in OT (1:36)
Domingo's 3-pointer has Cal up in OT (0:17)

2017 Bracketology: No. 13 Seeds

  • East: Oakland Golden Grizzlies
  • West: UC Irvine Anteaters
  • South: New Mexico State Aggies
  • Midwest: Akron Zips
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Inbounds play ends in nasty dunk

When you have a guy like Hawaii's Aaron Valdes, designing inbounds plays becomes very easy.

Hawaii player throws down windmill dunk during warmup. (0:08)

You can't stop 7-foot-6 going to the hole

UC-Irvine's Mamadou Ndiaye gets the ball in the post and throws down the dunk over a UC-Riverside defender who has no chance.


Highlight: Kansas rocks UC Irvine

Kansas outscored the Anteaters 50-27 in the second half en route to its 10th straight win. Next up for the Jayhawks are ranked conference opponents, Baylor and Oklahoma.

Kansas rocks UC Irvine (0:53)

Kansas opening up big lead on UC Irvine

The 2nd-ranked Jayhawks got a stiff test from the Anteaters in the first half, but they have since opened up a double digit lead late in the second half. Landen Lucas helped with an impressive putback.


Anteaters big man's got game

Kansas may need to change the defensive strategy as 7-2 center Ioannis Dimakopoulos buried the wide-open 3-pointer, his second of the half. His UC-Irvine team trails No. 2 Kansas by just two points at the half.

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(2) Kansas to face big opponent -- literally

The Jayhawks are looking for their first 10-game win streak since an 18-game run in 2012-13. They will be challenged by UC-Irvine's 7-6 center Mamadou Ndiaye, who is coming off a 21-point game. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

UC Irvine wins in a big way -- literally

The Anteaters started what is believed to be the tallest lineup in college basketball history in a 65-51 win vs. Division-III Chapman. The lineup featured 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye, 7-2 Ioannis Dimakopoulos, 6-10 Mike Best, 6-10 Jonathan Galloway and 6-8 Shawn Ray. Recap

UC Irvine to make history with tall lineup

The Anteaters are anything but small tonight, University of California Irvine will start two players over 7-feet tall when they face Chapman. This will mark the tallest starting lineup in NCAA history. The shortest starter stands at 6-foot-8.

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Here is UC Irvine coach Russell Turner's starting backcourt tonight: 6'10 Mike Best at the point and 7'2" Ionnis Dimakopoulos at the 2. I feel bad for the poor Chapman coach.

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.2
Rebounds Per Game40.3
Assists Per Game12.4
Points Allowed64.732nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-1
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances1