Where’s Cinderella? Favorites dominating in NCAA 2nd round
Fletcher Magee shot Wofford out of the NCAA Tournament. Murray State's Ja Morant scored 28 points but his team couldn't slow down Florida State.
Cartwright leads UC Irvine past Long Beach St. 75-67
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Robert Cartwright had 17 points to lead five UC Irvine players in double figures as the Anteaters defeated Long Beach State 75-67 in the semifinals of the Big West...
Welp, Leonard lead UC Irvine past Cal Poly 110-72
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Collin Welp had 19 points as UC Irvine won its 12th consecutive game, romping past Cal Poly 110-72 on Thursday night.
UC Irvine jumps out early, beats UT Rio Grande Valley 85-74
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Max Hazzard scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half as UC Irvine jumped out early and cruised to an 85-74 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night.
The Anteaters opened on a 14-1 run, built a 36-19 halftime lead and led by 20 points with about five minutes left. Hazzard hit four 3-pointers in the first half and finished 6 of 7 from distance.
Welp, Cartwright help UCI beat Eastern Michigan 52-48
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Freshman Collin Welp had his first double-double and Robert Cartwright hit a 3-pointer with 11.3 seconds left to help UC Irvine beat Eastern Michigan 52-48 on Wednesday night.
Welp finished with 11 points and a season-high 10 rebounds, Max Hazzard scored 14 points and Evan Leonard added 10 for UCI. The Anteaters (11-2) have won 10 consecutive road games — tied with Virginia for the longest active streak in Division I.
Rutherford leads UC Irvine to ninth straight road win
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Tommy Rutherford scored 14 points including a basket in the final minute for what proved to be the winning points and UC Irvine defeated California Baptist 69-66 on Wednesday night.
Rutherford's right-handed hook with 48 seconds left put the Anteaters up 68-65. Jordan Heading made 1 of 2 free throws for the Lancers (4-5) and Robert Cartwright did the same for UC Irvine before the Lancers missed two 3-pointers in the final six seconds.
Cartwright, UC Irvine beat UTSA 65-56 in Gulf Coast Showcase
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Robert Cartwright scored a season-high 17 points to help UC Irvine beat UTSA 65-56 on Monday in a first-round game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
The Anteaters (5-0), who are off to their best start since the 1981-82 season, will play Tulane in the semifinals on Tuesday.
Cartwright, a graduate transfer from Stanford, made 4 of 8 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and 6-of-7 free throws.
UC Irvine uses a 46-20 start to rout Life Pacific, 87-53
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Collin Welp and Robert Cartwright each scored 15 points and UC Irvine built a 26-point halftime lead and cruised to an 87-53 rout of NAIA Life Pacific on Monday night to win its third straight game to start the season.
Welp, the redshirt freshman son of former University of Washington Pac-10 Player of the Year Christian Welp, came off the bench to hit 6 of 9 shots from the field, including a 3-pointer, grab eight rebounds and collect a pair of steals.
Worku’s jumper with 6.4 left helps UC Irvine beat Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Before the UC Irvine men's basketball team headed across the street to attend Texas A&M's Midnight Yell Practice, the Anteaters made their own noise with a second-half rally that beat the Aggies 74-73 on Friday night.
Eyassu Worku quieted the crowd as he scored on a falling 12-footer with 6.4 seconds remaining that lifted UC Irvine to its second consecutive comeback victory.
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.
Travis scores 26 to lead Stanford past Cal Poly 78-62
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Reid Travis scored a game-high 26 points and had 12 rebounds and Stanford won its eighth straight season opener, beating Cal Poly 78-62 on Friday night.
Freshman Isaac White added 17 points for the Cardinal, who extended their winning streak against Cal Poly to six games. Dorian Pickens and Robert Cartwright each had 10 points and Michael Humphrey added nine boards.