Booker helps Long Beach St down UC Irvine with 28 points
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Deishuan Booker scored 28 points and distributed six assists and Long Beach State beat UC Irvine 80-70 on Wednesday night.
Booker made a pair of free throws to tie it at 56-all and that started a 9-0 run that ended with Booker's layup with five minutes left. Booker made 15 of 16 foul shots and the 49ers finished 23 of 27 from the line.
Sanford scores 18 points, Toledo beats UC Irvine 67-60
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Jaelan Sanford scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Toledo beat UC Irvine 67-60 on Wednesday night.
Sanford was 8 of 15 from the field for the Rockets (5-1). Luke Knapke added 17 points, six rebounds and three assists.
UC Irvine beats Tulane 67-55 in Gulf Coast Showcase
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Collin Welp tied his career high with 15 points, Elston Jones had 10 points and nine rebounds and UC Irvine beat Tulane 67-55 on Tuesday in the Gulf Coast Showcase.
The Anteaters made their first 11 shots of the second half, breaking a tie at 36 at the start of a 13-1 run, with eight points from Welp, for a 49-37 lead. UC Irvine was 12 of 15 at one point and finished the half at 13 of 21.
Worku scores 18 to help UC Irvine beat Idaho 86-68 in opener
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Eyassu Worku had 18 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, and six assists to help UC Irvine beat Idaho 86-68 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
John Edgar Jr. added 14 points and Max Hazzard scored 11 for UCI.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Reserves Max Hazzard and Elston Jones combined to score 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting and UC Irvine held UC Santa Barbara without a field goal for the final five-plus minutes to beat the Gauchos 61-58 on Friday night in the Big West Conference Tournament.
Edgar Jr., Rutherford help UC Irvine beat Hawaii 66-57
HONOLULU (AP) — Evan Leonard had 19 points and John Edgar Jr. scored nine of his 14 points in the second half to help UC Irvine pull away late for a 66-57 win over Hawaii on Saturday night.
Leonard made 6 of 11 from the field, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range and Edgar grabbed eight rebounds. Tommy Rutherford added 12 points for Irvine (16-15, 11-4 Big West).
Edgar Jr., Leonard score 21 apiece; UC Irvine beats Cal Poly
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — John Edgar Jr. and Evan Leonard scored 21 points apiece to help UC Irvine beat Cal Poly 75-58 on Saturday night.
Edgar made 9 of 14 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds, while Leonard made three 3-pointers and finished 7-of-13 shooting overall. Eyassu Worku added 10 points and eight assists for UC Irvine (14-15, 9-4 Big West). The Anteaters remain tied with UC Davis for second in the conference standings, a half-game behind UC Santa Barbara.
Leonard, Worku help UC Irvine beat Long Beach St. 86-73
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Evan Leonard hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points — both career highs — and Eyassu Worku added 20 points and six assists to help UC Irvine beat Long Beach State 86-73 on Saturday night.
John Edgar Jr. had career highs with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Max Hazzard scored 14 points for Irvine (6-12, 1-1 Big West).
UC Irvine beats Idaho 67-59 behind Leonard’s 20 points
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Evan Leonard scored a career-high 20 points, Jonathan Galloway grabbed 13 rebounds, and UC Irvine pulled away late to beat Idaho 67-59 in Thursday night's Holiday Hoops Classic.
Akoh with career-high 23; Montana beats UC Irvine 86-68
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh had a career-high 23 points to go with seven rebounds and Montana stayed perfect at home with an 86-68 win over UC Irvine on Tuesday night.
Michael Oguine added 16 points and Timmy Falls scored 14 for the Grizzlies (7-4), who improved to 5-0 on their home court.
Saint Mary’s stays strong down stretch, tops UC Irvine 73-66
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jock Landale had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Calvin Hermanson and Emmett Naar scored 15 each and Saint Mary's beat UC Irvine 73-66 on Saturday night.
The Gaels (9-2) pulled away with a 6-0 run capped by Landale's dunk to make it 65-56 with 4:54 left.
UC Irvine has 6 reach double figures, beats Whittier 112-65
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Evan Leonard and Tommy Rutherford scored 16 points apiece to lead six UC Irvine players in double figures and help the Anteaters beat Division III Whittier 112-65 on Wednesday night.
Eyassu Worku had 14 points and seven assists, John Edgar Jr. scored 12 points and Justin Wertner and Darrian Traylor added 11 apiece for UC Irvine (4-5). The Anteaters, who came in averaging 72.1 points per game with a previous season high of 91, shot 62 percent (41 of 66) from the field.
UC Irvine beats winless NAU 77-71 in Las Vegas Invitational
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eyassu Worku scored 13 points, Max Hazzard added 12 and UC Irvine beat winless Northern Arizona 77-71 on Friday in the Las Vegas Invitational.
Tommy Rutherford scored four quick points to give UC Irvine a 68-61 lead with 2:24 left in the game, but NAU answered with a 7-2 run. Rutherford had another dunk and Worku scored the next four points to extend the Anteaters' lead to 76-68 with six seconds remaining.
UC Irvine cruises to 83-69 win over Denver
DENVER (AP) — Evan Leonard had 19 points to lead five UC Irvine players in double figures for an 83-69 win over Denver on Sunday.
Eyassu Worku scored 12 points for UC Irvine (1-1), while Tommy Rutherford, John Edgar Jr. and Justin Wertner each had 10. Rutherford also hauled in 11 rebounds to get his second career double-double.
UC Irvine jumps out early, cruises to 84-56 win over Hawaii
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Ioannis Dimakopoulos and Jaron Martin scored 12 points apiece, and UC Irvine rolled to an 84-56 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night for its fourth straight win.
Dimakopoulos was 6 of 10 from the field and Martin 5 of 8 with a pair of 3s. John Edgar Jr. added 10 points for the Anteaters (9-9, 2-0 Big West), who shot 57 percent from the floor and outrebounded Hawaii 39-28.
UC Irvine holds off Santa Clara 58-55
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ioannis Dimakopoulos had 15 points, John Edgar Jr. added 13 and UC Irvine held off a late rally to beat Santa Clara 58-55 on Wednesday night.
The Anteaters (4-4) led 55-45 on Edgar's jumper with 7:06 left but missed four of their last five shots and had five turnovers while Santa Clara closed the deficit.