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Men's Hoops Fall on the Road to UC Irvine, 77-56

IRVINE, Calif. ( – The Eastern Michigan University men's basketball team dropped its first decision of the 2019-20 campaign, falling to the University of California Irvine, 77-56, in non-conference action tonight, Nov. 30. The Anteaters (5-4) used hot three-point shooting to put the Eagles (6-1) away, as UCI connected on 14-of-32 attempts from downtown.

The Eagles played catch up for most of the first half after surrendering a two-point lead early, but went on a 5-0 run to close out the first half and bring the score to within six, 33-27. Redshirt senior Boubacar Toure (Dakar, Senegal-Phase One Academy (Grand Canyon)) led the Green and White with nine points in the half.