Monday Dec 2
The News Tribune
Loyola Marymount gets by UC Riverside 73-69
UC Riverside had an early lead but Loyola Marymount gained the advantage 17-15 on an Ireland jump shot midway through the first period.
GAME NOTES: UC Riverside looks to build off its first win of the season as the Highlanders head north to take on the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in a non- conference tilt.
COLUMN: Highlanders aren't there yet, but getting closer
Just five nights after being bludgeoned in their season opener -and looking as bad as the score indicated, in a 77-41 loss at San Diego State - the Highlanders displayed loads of heart and grit and effort, almost enough to knock off Pepperdine.
Pepperdine finishes strong vs. UC Riverside, 69-66
The Highlanders, trailing by as many as 11 early in the second half, climbed back to tie up the score 63-63 with 33.7 seconds remaining.
ALEXANDER: For UCR hoops, nowhere to go but up
It seems to have become part of the ritual, for media members invited to vote in the Big West's annual preseason polls to predict the order of finish in men's and women's basketball: Start by putting UC Riverside ninth and last, and work up from there.