Scores

Final

Hawaii 60

(17-14, 10-8 Big West)

UC Irvine 71

(19-14, 11-7 Big West)

    11:30 PM ET, March 14, 2013

    Honda Center, Anaheim, California

    1 2 T
    HAW 22 3860
    UCI 44 2771

    Top Performers

    Hawaii: H. Brereton 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    UC Irvine: W. Davis II 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    UC Irvine 71, Hawaii 60

    Associated Press

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Michael Wilder scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and fourth-seeded UC Irvine put away Hawaii early to advance in the Big West Conference tournament with a 71-60 win over the Warriors on Thursday night.

    UC Irvine (19-14), which has won seven of its last eight games, jumped out to a 24-5 lead midway through the first half and led by as many as 23 points before taking a 42-22 lead at halftime.

    Hawaii battled back to begin the second half with a 20-8 run to cut the Anteaters' lead to 52-42, but despite the rally, the Warriors were never able to cut UC Irvine's lead to single digits in the second half.

    Hauns Brereton and Vander Joaquim scored 18 points apiece for fifth-seeded Hawaii (17-14).

    UC Irvine will face top seeded Long Beach State in the tournament semifinals Friday. The Anteaters split the season series with Long Beach State, winning the last meeting on March 2, 72-69.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HAW
    UCI
    Points 60 71
    FG Made-Attempted 22-63 (.349) 21-52 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-18 (.222) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 23-31 (.742)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

    2012-13 Season

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