UC Riverside men's, women's basketball teams open seasons

The Highlanders men’s and women’s basketball programs enter the 2021-22 season under the banner of “great expectations.” This will mark both teams’ 20th year in the Big West Conference. The men’s team finished last season 13-7, and 8-4 in Big West play. The team registered its highest Big West Tournament...

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UCR enters Big West tournament as No. 3 seed, first game Thursday

The UC Riverside men’s basketball team is hoping to cap off the best season in program history with a first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament. But the Highlanders will have to win the Big West Men’s Basketball Championship to do so, which begins this Tuesday at the at the Michelob...

By Omar Shamout | | Athletics

Men's, women's basketball teams release schedules

UC Riverside's men's and women's basketball teams have released modified schedules for the 2020-21 season.

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Men's Basketball names associate coach to top job

Associate men's basketball head coach Mike Magpayo will lead the Highlanders following the announcement that head coach David Patrick accepted the associate head Men's Basketball coaching position at the University of Arkansas, a move that provides Patrick with a return to the SEC and the opportunity to be closer to...

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A new beat on life

Before they arrived at UC Riverside, Kevin Krause ’92 and Ray Rodriguez ’92 were junior college rivals on the basketball court. So when they got to campus as Highlander teammates, they were surprised — and not altogether thrilled — to discover they would be roommates. “We had played each other...

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How UCR student-athletes, coaches, and athletics staff have responded to a shortened spring season

On the morning of March 12, head men’s basketball coach David Patrick was at an Anaheim hotel preparing his team to take on UC Santa Barbara in the first round of the Big West Tournament. But he didn’t really expect the game, which was scheduled to take place in only...

By Omar Shamout | | Athletics