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UC Irvine looks to ride its defense back to the NCAA Tournament

Mid-Major Madness checks in with Russell Turner and the Anteaters.

What JaQuori McLaughlin brings to the Dallas Mavericks

The Big West Player of the Year has a two-way deal with the Mavs

Out of the box: Toni Rocak continues unique basketball journey at UC San Diego

The Swiss sensation was pigeon-holed for years as a conventional big man. Now he’s poised to break out for one of Division I’s newest teams.

Pacific’s WCC potential remains an intriguing open question

With a big name coach gone it’s now on Leonard Perry to get the Tigers back to their Big West best.

Postseason awards: All-Mid-Major Madness third team

Versatile, playmaking guards are the theme of the third team.

UC Santa Barbara loses a heartbreaker to Creighton

It was right there for the Gauchos.

Why UCSB will upset Creighton

The Gauchos have the best player on the court and the interior physicality necessary to win

Big West Tournament preview: Is it finally the Gauchos’ year?

UCSB is the 1 seed, but familiar foes await in Las Vegas

UC Santa Barbara: Built to Make a Run in March

The Gauchos have the ingredients to win big in March, but can they get over the UC Irvine hump?

Sam’s Mid-Major Crush of the Week: The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

JaQuori McLaughlin looks like the Big West Player of the Year and the Gauchos are taking advantage

Magpayo, UC Riverside Make History in Upset

Highlanders get a great win over Washington and get a nice little bonus along the way

Jaylen Shead’s powerful statements about his time at Texas State and Cal Poly gives both schools the opportunity to make things right

Shead played for Danny Kaspar in 2018-19 and Joe Callero from 2015-17.

Lamine Diane’s whirlwind basketball journey continues with NBA draft

Seven years after moving to the United States, one of the country’s most accomplished college players has his sights set on the NBA

Big West Tournament bracket, preview and schedule: Anteaters look to make it two in a row

Tournament will be played in front of no fans due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns.

Which mid-major programs are sleeping giants?

It’s just a matter of time until some of these programs find a way to make their mark.

Buzzer-beaters and overtime thrillers give the Big West its second undefeated night


Eddie Stansberry and Hawaii are worth staying up to watch

Do you stan Eddie Stansberry? If not, it’s about time to start doing so.

Hawaii coach Eran Ganot announces medical leave of absence

Ganot’s leave comes one day before the season opener

The Other Top 25 preseason rankings: No. 21 UC Irvine Anteaters

Don’t call it a rebuilding year. The UC Irvine Anteaters are the favorites to repeat as Big West champions.

Postseason awards: Cal State Northridge’s Lamine Diane put up numbers of mythical proportions in 2018-19

Cal State Northridge’s double-double machine was the first freshman to win Big West Player of the Year in 25 years.

NCAA Tournament Recap: UC Irvine falls to Oregon 73-54 in the round of 32

Despite mounting a huge second-half comeback, Oregon’s athleticism and shooting was too much to handle.

NCAA Tournament Recap: Three-point barrage helps UC Irvine upset Kansas State

The upset was the Anteaters first NCAA Tournament win in program history.

NCAA Tournament Profile: Get to know the UC Irvine Anteaters

The 30-5 Anteaters are a trendy upset pick for a reason.

Big West semifinals bracket, preview and schedule: Long Beach State’s heroics set up rematch with UC Irvine

The 49ers’ 18-point comeback stole the show on an otherwise chalk day.

Big West Roundup, Vol. 1: UC Irvine leads a field battered by non-conference play

The Big West limps into conference play with only two KenPom top-150 teams and five with double-digit losses.

Big West Rapid Roundup, Vol. 1: Sifting through the aftermath of opening night

The Big West was two possessions away from making a lot of noise last night.

Big West Preseason Power Rankings: UC Santa Barbara leads a crowded field at the top

The Big West’s top half will be stacked this season.

Big West Preseason Awards: Cal State Fullerton’s Allman, UC Davis’s Shorts lead the pack

Most of the Big West’s best players from last year return, setting up a thrilling Player of the Year race.

Ron Artest III, son of Metta World Peace, will play for Cal State Northridge this season

Feel old yet?

Summer travel blog: Hawai’i’s tour of Australia ends in Sydney

Zoar Nedd reflects on the trip as a whole before starting his freshman year on Monday.

Summer travel blog: Hawai’i goes sightseeing in Melbourne, falls short against Melbourne Tigers

Zoar Nedd fills us in on the team’s first two games, watching some Australian Rules Football and visiting senior forward Jack Purchase’s childhood home.

Summer travel blog: Hawai’i arrives in Brisbane, adjusts to Australian culture and competition

Hawai’i freshman forward Zoar Nedd reflects on the Rainbow Warriors’ first day abroad.


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