Douglass out at UC Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. -- Pat Douglass is out after 13 seasons as UC Irvine men's basketball coach.

Athletic director Mike Izzi said Thursday in a faxed statement that Douglass' contract won't be renewed.

He says the decision will allow Irvine to move the program in a new direction with the goal of being in the upper tier of the Big West Conference yearly and competing in the NCAA tournament.

Douglass had a record of 197-191 at Irvine, which lost 73-69 to Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in the first round of the Big West tournament on Wednesday. The Anteaters finished with a 14-18 mark.