COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The visiting No. 12-seeded Anteaters matched the No. 5 Terrapins in shots, 10-10, but the hosts scored in the 32nd minute to end UCI's season in the NCAA round of 16 on Sunday.
UCI (15-5-3) made it to the round of 16 for the second time in the program's history.
Maryland (15-3-5) broke UCI's season-long scoreless streak at 380 minutes when Patrick Mullins redirected a cross into the net for his 16th goal of the season.
UCI also saw its school-record eight-game winning streak halted.
Cal 73, UC Irvine 56
BERKELEY — The visiting Anteaters shot a season-low 29.4% from the field, hitting 20 of 68 field-goal tries in the nonconference game on Monday.
Senior Chris McNealy had 13 points and six rebounds to lead the team, while freshman Like Nelson had 12 points and three assists for the Anteaters (5-4).
Cal (6-2) led, 35-19, at halftime and finished with a 50-41 rebounding advantage.
UCI plays host to Pepperdine on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Grand Canyon 82, Vanguard 73
PHOENIX — Senior guard Preston Wynne had 29 points to lead the visiting Lions in the nonconference game Tuesday.
DeAngelo Jones had 18 points while Keith Mason had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Lions (7-3).
Grand Canyon, for which former UC Irvine assistant Todd Lee is an assistant to head man and former NBA standout Dan Majerle, overcame a 38-28 halftime deficit to improve to 5-3.