UCI invites local middle schoolers to watch college hoops and showcase math skills

Listen up, middle school math enthusiasts — especially those of you who happen to be fans of college hoops.

UCI Math Night2UC Irvine and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation are inviting IUSD middle schoolers and their families to catch a free basketball game featuring the mighty Anteaters against the University of Texas at Arlington as part of UCI’s first-ever “Mathletics Night.”

Of course, as the name implies, there’s a little bit of a twist here. During the first half, participating students will be challenged to track game statistics and calculate percentages, with the top scorers earning prizes provided by UCI.

Each IUSD middle school student — and teacher — is eligible for up to four free tickets to the game, which tips off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Additional tickets may also be purchased. Those interested should RSVP no later than Nov. 28 by clicking here.

Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. For more information, click to enlarge the flier.