Even the young'uns in Irvine remember a time when the Big West was basically them and Utah State, when Pacific was just a blip. But the glory days are becoming smaller in the rear-view, and after a freak injury to star guard Jeff Gloger over the summer, there was no joy in 'Eaterville. Add in a 79-56 beatdown by George Mason last week, and things were looking mighty grim for 05-06.
But yesterday at storied Maples Pavilion, a big young greenhorn from Fullerton had the game of his life - outhustling and outmuscling highly-recruited basketball robots to come within a board of a dub-dub. With the help of Ross Schrader's
19, the might Anteaters prevailed and gave coach Pat Douglass his 500th career victory. Zot! Zot! Zot!
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