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VIDEO: UC Irvine women’s team banks in half court buzzer-beater to win season opener


The UC Irvine women’s basketball team won its season opener in thrilling fashion on Friday night as redshirt junior Deijah Blanks banked in a halfcourt buzzer-beater to knock off visiting Utah State with an 87-84 victory.

The Anteaters found themselves trailing by 13 in the fourth quarter before making a furious rally to tie the game. Off of a steal and a deflection, Blanks corralled the loose ball and hoisted the half court prayer, banking it in for the unlikely win.

Not a bad way to open the season for UC Irvine. Blanks finished with 13 points in the win.