Thursday, February 09, 2006

Sports: Anteaters face the Gauchos

UCI (13-9, 9-1) have a home game against UCSB (8-11, 1-6).

Will liveblog until the server outage later this evening.

UPDATE: UCI is in a dogfight tonight! UCSB is shooting well and has gotten to the foul line. Tied up at 27!

UPDATE: UCI is out of synch tonight. Fouls, turnovers, not responding to the press. UCSB is the last place team in the Big West but are giving the 'Eaters fits tonight. UCSB leads 29-28 with less than a minute to go in the half.

UPDATE: About 1/2 way through the 2nd half, its a close game, UCI leads 43-42. Fitzgerald has 3 fouls but Coach Douglass is keeping his senior guard in the game.

UPDATE: Douglas has now taken Fitzgerald out. Anteaters are working the 1/2 court offense and draws a play-control foul from the Gauchos. Price who is in for Fitzgerald hits both free-throws. 45-42, Anteaters lead.

UPDATE: UCI turns the ball over again. UCSB doesn't score. UCI working the 1/2 court game but again fail to score. UCSB hits the three to take the lead 49-46. 5:46 left.

UPDATE: 51-48. UCI taking the ball up. They missed the shot. UCSB working down some time. They miss but get the offensive rebound with a bit over 3 minutes left. They hit the three. 54-48.

UPDATE: 3:10 left, UCI hits a three making it 54-51 and UCSB calls a time out.

UPDATE: UCI force a turnover and are now running the offense. Fitzgerald draws the foul and goes to the line for a one-and-one. 2:49 left. He hits them both. 54-53. UCI down by one.

UPDATE: UCSB runs down the clock and hits the shot! 56-53. TO by UCSB.

UPDATE: 2:13 left and UCI running their half-court offense. Fitzgerald draws the foul and goes to the line. 56-55, down by one.

UPDATE: UCSB running down the clock against UCI's 2-3 zone. UCI gets the ball and they score. 57-56! One minute to go!

UPDATE: UCSB scores on a tough shot to retake the lead! They got 3 shots on that possession. UCI call a timeout down 58-57. 39 seconds left.

UPDATE: UCI took the shot fast but miss. UCSB gets the rebound and UCI must foul and do.

UPDATE: UCSB misses the free throw but get the rebound and put it in. UCI quickly runs down the floor and score. UCI is still down 60-59. UCSB calls timeout. UCI will set up to press and if they don't get the steal, they will foul. 12.7 seconds left.

UPDATE: UCSB miss the free throw. UCI rebounds but UCI fails to score. Irvine lose 60-59. They fall to 9-2.


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