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March 9, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER
UC Irvine's Kevin Simmons was named Big West freshman of the year Wednesday and Anteater point guard Raimonds Miglinieks was an All-Big West first-team selection. Utah State center Eric Franson was named player of the year. Simmons led the Anteaters in scoring (14.8 points a game) and rebounding (7.5). Miglinieks ranks third in the nation with an average of 8.2 assists. Long Beach State center Joe McNaull also was a first-team pick.
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March 6, 1996 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rod Baker and Raimonds Miglinieks, who led UC Irvine to its best record in a decade, were voted the Big West Conference men's coach and player of the year by the coaches, the conference announced Tuesday. "It's a nice part to this season," said Baker, in his fifth season at UCI. "It's not the end-all be-all to the season, but it's nice when your peers think well of you." Baker's Anteaters were 15-11, 11-7 in the Big West.
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February 13, 1996 | Mike Penner
Raimonds Miglinieks called it "the biggest victory in UCI history," which is understandable on at least four counts and disputable on, oh, dozens of others. Understandable because: 1) Miglinieks played in this one, an 84-81 victory over Long Beach State at the Pyramid--UC Irvine's first victory at Long Beach in 10 years. 2) The victory left Irvine 9-3 in the Big West and alone in first place for the first time this late in a season. 3) Miglinieks failed to consult Kevin Magee and Bill Mulligan.
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February 13, 1996 | Mike Penner
Raimonds Miglinieks called it "the biggest victory in UCI history," which is understandable on at least four counts and disputable on, oh, dozens of others. Understandable because: 1) Miglinieks played in this one, an 84-81 victory over Long Beach State at the Pyramid--UC Irvine's first victory at Long Beach in 10 years. 2) The victory left Irvine 9-3 in the Big West and alone in first place for the first time this late in a season. 3) Miglinieks failed to consult Kevin Magee and Bill Mulligan.
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March 6, 1996 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rod Baker and Raimonds Miglinieks, who led UC Irvine to its best record in a decade, were voted the Big West Conference men's coach and player of the year by the coaches, the conference announced Tuesday. "It's a nice part to this season," said Baker, in his fifth season at UCI. "It's not the end-all be-all to the season, but it's nice when your peers think well of you." Baker's Anteaters were 15-11, 11-7 in the Big West.
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February 6, 1996 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With UC Irvine's Raimonds Miglinieks, what you don't see is what gets you. Ask the defenders who only hear the basketball as it whizzes past their ears on the way to Kevin Simmons' waiting hands before proceeding to its ultimate destination, the basket. Or ask an unsuspecting teammate who was looking elsewhere when the ball bounced off his nose. "Until you get used to it, playing with him must mean playing with stubbed fingers and black eyes," marveled Chris Wallace, a scout for the Miami Heat.
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September 19, 1994 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Red Army captain, a Russian making no attempt to hide his contempt for the Latvian conscript seated in his office, wasn't smiling when he said it. "I see you are an athlete, but I think we will send you to Afghanistan anyway." For Raimonds Miglinieks, a young man whose life had revolved around the basketball courts of the Soviet sports-school system as a member of numerous junior national teams, the officer's words instantly gave new meaning to the term "shooting."
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March 10, 1996 | JOHN WEYLER
UC Irvine figured it finally had found a way to stop San Jose State forward Olivier Saint-Jean, who picked up two fouls in the first 52 seconds and had only two first-half points. But Saint-Jean scored 24 points in the second half as the Spartans rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to upset the Anteaters, 71-67, Saturday night in a Big West tournament semifinal game at the Lawlor Events Center.
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March 5, 1995 | LON EUBANKS
The game was for eighth place in the Big West Conference, and UC Irvine won it, 91-83, but don't suggest to Coach Rod Baker that Saturday's victory over Cal State Fullerton was any less important than when the teams meet again in the postseason tournament. "This was a very important game for us," Baker said. "We hadn't beaten this team before, and they're the team that put us on the road to trouble in our first conference game.
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January 27, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday's victory over hapless San Jose State did little but end UC Irvine's six-game losing streak. Thursday night's 78-68 victory over Long Beach State proved that the Anteaters indeed can live up to their potential against Big West competition. The Anteaters shot better than 50% for the first time this season. They were tied late in the game after taking a big lead, but played good defense at the end at the Bren Center to improve to 6-9 overall and 2-6 in the conference.
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February 6, 1996 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With UC Irvine's Raimonds Miglinieks, what you don't see is what gets you. Ask the defenders who only hear the basketball as it whizzes past their ears on the way to Kevin Simmons' waiting hands before proceeding to its ultimate destination, the basket. Or ask an unsuspecting teammate who was looking elsewhere when the ball bounced off his nose. "Until you get used to it, playing with him must mean playing with stubbed fingers and black eyes," marveled Chris Wallace, a scout for the Miami Heat.
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March 9, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER
UC Irvine's Kevin Simmons was named Big West freshman of the year Wednesday and Anteater point guard Raimonds Miglinieks was an All-Big West first-team selection. Utah State center Eric Franson was named player of the year. Simmons led the Anteaters in scoring (14.8 points a game) and rebounding (7.5). Miglinieks ranks third in the nation with an average of 8.2 assists. Long Beach State center Joe McNaull also was a first-team pick.
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September 19, 1994 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Red Army captain, a Russian making no attempt to hide his contempt for the Latvian conscript seated in his office, wasn't smiling when he said it. "I see you are an athlete, but I think we will send you to Afghanistan anyway." For Raimonds Miglinieks, a young man whose life had revolved around the basketball courts of the Soviet sports-school system as a member of numerous junior national teams, the officer's words instantly gave new meaning to the term "shooting."
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January 29, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How do you turn around a season on the brink of disaster? For UC Irvine, it has been as easy as two-three. The Anteaters were 0-6 in the Big West before they "discovered" the 2-3 zone. You know, that defense your favorite high school team plays all the time, three guys underneath the basket along the baseline and two on the ends of the free-throw line. Simple? Yes. And, for Irvine, very effective.
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November 19, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER
UC Irvine made nine of 15 first-half three-point attempts and shot 70% from the floor in the second half of a 117-103 exhibition victory over the Son's of Blue Angels Saturday night at the Bren Center. A crowd of 1,477 saw sophomore guard Brian Keefe, recently named team captain, lead the Anteaters with 32 points. Keefe made six of nine three-pointers and scored 17 second-half points as Irvine defeated the Washington state-based team of former college players.
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