Scores

Final

Long Beach St 69

(17-11, 13-3 Big West)

UC Irvine 72

(17-13, 10-6 Big West)

    7:00 PM ET, March 2, 2013

    Bren Events Center, Irvine, California

    1 2 T
    LBSU 22 4769
    UCI 33 3972

    Top Performers

    Long Beach St: M. Caffey 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UC Irvine: W. Davis II 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 8 Blk

    UC Irvine 72, Long Beach St. 69

    Associated Press

    IRVINE, Calif. -- Michael Wilder scored 10 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and hit two key free throws for UC Irvine with 3 seconds left to seal the deal in a 72-69 victory over Big West conference leader Long Beach State on Saturday night.

    Alex Young hit two free throws to put the Anteaters up 70-66 with 19 seconds left but Mike Caffey of Long Beach State answered with a 3-pointer, cutting UC Irvine's lead to one with 4 seconds left, making it 70-69. Keala King fouled Wilder on the inbounds pass and he calmly knocked both down to give UC Irvine (17-13, 10-6 Big West) the win.

    Caffey finished with 23 points on five 3-pointers to lead Long Beach State (17-11, 13-3).

    Will Davis II had 12 points, five rebounds and eight blocked shots for the Anteaters, breaking Terrance O'Kelley's record of seven blocks he set against Nevada on Jan. 10, 1994.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LBSU
    UCI
    Points 69 72
    FG Made-Attempted 28-63 (.444) 26-57 (.456)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 15-18 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 11

    2012-13 Season

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