Men’s Basketball Loses Game, Bid to Conference Tournament

The UC Irvine Men’s Basketball team failed to qualify for the Big West Conference Tournament held at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 10 through 13.
Following a 59-56 loss to Utah State before a national television audience on Feb. 28, the Anteaters needed only one win to qualify for the conference tournament as they ventured off for a two-game road trip against UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
On the first game of the road-swing, UCI dropped a 56-55 decision to UCSB on March 4 and then proceeded to lose against CSLO 70-62 on March 6 in the eventual season finale game for the Anteaters.