Sports In Brief

Men’s Basketball Falls to Illinois and USC, to Host Sports Classic Tournament

The Anteaters traveled to No. 13 Illinois on Nov. 8 to open up the regular season. Senior Darren Moore led the Anteaters with 18 points, but the ’Eaters fell to the Fighting Illini, 79-65. Patrick Rembert added 12 points and forwards Eric Wise and Pavol Losonsky chipped in with 11.
After losing to the Fighting Illini, the Anteaters faced USC on Nov. 13. The Anteaters fell to the Trojans, 62-49. Losonsky led the Anteaters with 13 points and Wise helped with 12. With this loss against USC, the Anteaters began the season with a 0-2 record.

The Anteaters return home to host the 2K Sports Classic benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer on Nov. 19-21. The Anteaters will face Navy, Seattle University and Louisiana Tech.

Lady Anteaters Lose at UTEP in Season Opener, Travel to Fresno

UC Irvine women’s basketball opened up the regular season on Nov. 13 with a 72-57 loss to University of Texas, El Paso. Junior forward Mikah Maly-Karros led with 24 points, hitting 6 of 15 shots from the field and 11-16 from the free-throw line. Maly-Karros also snagged eight rebounds and notched one block.

The Anteaters continue on the road as they travel to Fresno on Nov. 20 to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs.