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UC Irvine Opens Hoops Season With Loss To #13 Illinois

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Reserve Brandon Paul scored all of his 18 points on 3-pointers to lead No. 13 Illinois to a 79-65 season-opening win over UC-Irvine on Monday night in the opening round of the 2K Sports Classic.

Paul, a sophomore guard, hit his first five 3-point attempts as the Illini opened a 42-18 halftime lead.

Demetri McCamey added 13 points and eight assists for Illinois.

Darren Moore scored 18 points for the Anteaters.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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