Reality Sets In for Irvine When Shots Don't Go In

From Staff and Wire Reports

There was an actual glimmer of hope for winless UC Irvine before Pacific snuffed it out late in a 63-52 victory in the Big West Conference opener for both teams Thursday night at the Bren Center.

The Anteaters, 0-10 for the season, had outrebounded and outhustled the Tigers (10-1) to be tied, 49-49, with eight minutes then reverted to form by not making a field goal the rest of the game.

Guard Corey Anders had 20 points and 7-foot center Michael Olowokandi had 17 for Pacific, which is favored to win the Big West. Guard Lamarr Parker had 18 points for Irvine.

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