Scores

Final

UC Irvine 67

(20-14, 11-7 Big West)

Long Beach St 60

(19-13, 14-4 Big West)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:30 PM ET, March 15, 2013

    Honda Center, Anaheim, California

    1 2 T
    UCI 29 3867
    LBSU 28 3260

    Top Performers

    UC Irvine: W. Davis II 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Long Beach St: K. King 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast

    UC Irvine 67, Long Beach St. 60

    Associated Press

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Alex Young scored 18 points and UC Irvine closed the game on a 24-11 run to knock off top-seeded Long Beach State 67-60 Friday night in the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament.

    The fourth-seeded Anteaters (20-14) will meet second-seeded Pacific in the championship game on Saturday.

    Irvine trailed 49-43 with 6:57 left in the game but got back-to-back 3-pointers from Travis Souza and Michael Wilder to start the game-ending run. Another 3 from Young at the 3:40 mark gave the Anteaters the lead for good, 54-53.

    Will Davis II added 14 points and nine rebounds for Irvine, Chris McNealy scored 13 points and Starring had seven assists.

    Long Beach State (19-13) got 15 points apiece from Tony Freeland and Keala King, 14 from Mike Caffey and 11 from James Ennis.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCI
    LBSU
    Points 67 60
    FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 25-60 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-15 (.867) 5-9 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 7

    2012-13 Season

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