FRESNO — Momentum won't be an issue tonight when UC Irvine and Fresno State, devastated in their Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. openers, meet at Selland Arena for a 7:30 game.
Irvine is coming off the second worst defeat in its history, a 114-72 embarrassment at Nevada Las Vegas Saturday night. Fresno is coming off its worst home conference defeat since 1973, a 65-47 loss to Cal State Fullerton Saturday.
So they both will be playing to forget when the Bulldogs (5-7) host the Anteaters (5-5) in an arena in which Irvine has never won. Irvine is 0-10 at Selland.
Of course, all of those losses came during the Boyd Grant era, when Selland was known as Grant's Tomb and the Bulldogs won 113 of 130 home games. Under new coach Ron Adams, Fresno is 5-2 at home.