UC Riverside welcomes Houston Baptist to UC Riverside Student Recreation Center on Saturday. It all starts at 4 p.m. ET.

In spite of 15 points from Steven Thornton, the Highlanders came up short 77-66 against UCLA on December 10. He tallies 7.9 points per game and also adds 2.2 rebounds per game.

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Game Info:
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014
1:00PM PST / 4:00PM EST

Location:
UC Riverside Student Recreation Center
Riverside, CA


UC Riverside Stumbles with Loss to UCLA 77-66

UC Riverside was outshot 53.2 percent-32.4 percent by UCLA and was clipped by the Bruins 77-66 on Wednesday, December. 10. The Highlanders got a good performance from Taylor Johns, who put up 13 points and eight rebounds. Steven Jones also had a solid game, scoring 11 points. Tony Parker recorded a double-double for the Bruins with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Read more...

8 days ago

UC Riverside vs UCLA: Recap Notes

    The top two scorers (Steven Thornton and Taylor Johns) accounted for 42.4 percent of the points. Kevon Looney recorded the seventh double-digit rebound game of his career.
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8 days ago

UC Riverside (5-3) Goes Up against UCLA (7-2)

UC Riverside travels to Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday to take on UCLA. The game starts at 11 p.m. ET and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network. The Highlanders have not played the Bruins since the 2006-07 season, when they fell 61-38.

In their last game on December 6, Taylor Johns put up 20 po Read more...

11 days ago

Utah Moves Up 12 Spots to #13 in AP Poll: Dec 8th, 2014

Washington enters the AP Top 25 at #17 this week and is one of four new teams in the poll. Utah also made great strides for the week, rocketing 12 spots to #13.

Kentucky hangs on to number one for the sixth week in a row. Washington enters the Top 25 with an upset win at home over then-13th ranked San Diego State, 49-36. Read more...

11 days ago

Derrick Marks from Boise State Wins StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week - December 8th, 2014

With an outing that included a personal season high in rebounds, Derrick Marks, a 6-3 senior from Boise State, has been selected StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week. StatSheet's NCAA Freshman of the Week is Sacred Heart's Cane Broome and StatSheet's NCAA 6th Man of the Week is Tim Quarterman from LSU. Read more...

11 days ago

UC Riverside Smashes Portland State 88-62

On Saturday, December. 6, UC Riverside shot 64.8 percent from the floor and blew out Portland State 88-62. The game looked like it would be close until the end as UC Riverside only led by five at the half, but they pulled away in the second half and ended up winning big. Steven Jones played brilliantly for the Highlanders and got nine points and six assists. Read more...

12 days ago

Portland State vs UC Riverside: Recap Notes

    The top two scorers (DaShaun Wiggins and Gary Winston) accounted for 51.6 percent of the points. Tiegbe Bamba has led the team in rebounding three times in seven games this season.
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12 days ago

UC Riverside (4-3) and Portland State (4-2) Square Off

UC Riverside hosts Portland State at UC Riverside Student Recreation Center on Saturday. The game gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. The Highlanders are 0-2 against the Vikings over the last four years. They lost 66-58 the last time they played (February 23, 2013).

The 21 points and seven rebou Read more...

14 days ago

UC Riverside Holds Off Cal State Bakersfield 59-58

On Tuesday, December. 2, UC Riverside took on Cal State Bakersfield and just barely beat the Roadrunners 59-58. The Highlanders got the win with a game-high 21 points and seven rebounds from Taylor Johns. Nick Gruninger also had a strong showing, scoring 13 points and adding five rebounds. Kevin Read more...

16 days ago

UC Riverside vs Cal State Bakersfield: Recap Notes

    Taylor Johns accounted for 35.5 percent of the team's points. The top two rebounders (Taylor Johns and Nick Gruninger) accounted for 48.0 percent of the rebounds.
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16 days ago

UC Riverside (3-3) Squares Off with Cal State Bakersfield (1-5)

On Tuesday, UC Riverside travels to Icardo Center to take on Cal State Bakersfield. Tipoff will be at 10 p.m. ET. The Highlanders last met the Roadrunners on December 22, 2010 and lost 89-80.

In a 76-56 dismantling of Abilene Christian on November 29, Steven Jones put up 16 points for the Highlanders. He is averaging 5.5 points and 2.7 assists per game. Read more...

18 days ago

Iowa State Moves Down 7 Spots to #20 in AP Poll: Dec 1st, 2014

Maryland makes an appearance at #21 in the AP Top 25 poll this week, one of five new teams. North Carolina was penalized the most for its play this week, falling seven spots to #12.

Kentucky remains number one for the fifth week in a row. Maryland breaks into the Top 25 with a win on the r Read more...

18 days ago

Trevor Lacey from NC State Wins StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week - December 1st, 2014

With two outings that included a team season high in scoring, Trevor Lacey, a 6-3 junior from NC State, has earned the StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week. Iona's Schadrac Casimir is the StatSheet NCAA Freshman of the Week and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson from Arizona is StatSheet's NCAA 6th Man of the Week. Lacey put up a strong 20 points per game and 4. Read more...

18 days ago

UC Riverside Slams Abilene Christian 76-56

UC Riverside easily took down Abilene Christian 76-56 on a day when they outrebounded the Wildcats 47-21. The game lacked drama, as UC Riverside led 41-22 at the half and never allowed Abilene Christian back in it. Taylor Johns earned a double-double in the Highlanders win with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Read more...

19 days ago

Season Preview: UCR is very unlikely to have a better team than last year. Read our Season Preview
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Big West Standings

OverallConf
1 UC Irvine 23-12 13-3
2 UCSB 21-9 12-4
3 LBSU 15-17 10-6
4 Hawaii 20-11 9-7
5 CSUN 17-18 7-9
6 Cal Poly 14-20 6-10
6 CSUF 11-20 6-10
 8UC Riverside 10-21 5-11
9 UC Davis 9-22 4-12
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2014-2015 Roster

#4 K. Acevedo Jr G 6-0 185
#1 Jaylen Bland Jr G 6-3 205
#12 Robert Boezeman Fr F 6-7 220
#22 Colin Gruber Sr F 6-5 190
#0 Nick Gruninger Sr G 5-10 160
#5 Taylor Johns Jr F 6-7 220
#10 Steven Jones Jr G 6-0 175
#21 Alex Larsson Fr F 6-9 245
#35 Austin Quick Sr G 6-3 180
#3 C. Standifer Sr G 6-5 185
#31 Chris Tang Fr G 6-3 190
#20 Cheick Thiero Jr F 6-9 225
#13 Steven Thornton Sr F 6-4 215
#11 T. Tisdell Jr. Jr F 6-7 220
#15 Brian Wright Fr G 6-3 170