Scores

Final

UC Irvine 46

(10-7, 1-0 Big West)

Long Beach St 44

(4-11, 0-1 Big West)

11:00 PM ET, January 9, 2014

Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California

1 2 T
UCI 23 2346
LBSU 24 2044

Top Performers

UC Irvine: M. Ndiaye 4 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Blk

Long Beach State: T. Hammonds 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl

UC Irvine holds on to beat Long Beach State 46-44

Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Chris McNealy scored 12 points and Alex Young 11 as UC Irvine survived a 10-minute scoring drought in the second half and hung on to defeat Long Beach State 46-44 on Thursday night.

Young's basket at 10:25 of the second half gave the Anteaters (10-7, 1-0 Big West) a 43-32 lead. The 49ers (4-11, 0-1) scored the next 10 points before UCI's 7-foot-6 center Mamadou Ndiaye, who had 11 rebounds, scored on a dunk for a 45-42 advantage with 2:06 left.

Travis Hammonds' basket got the 49ers within 45-44 with 49 seconds left. UCI missed its next shot, but so did Long Beach State. A free throw by UCI's Mike Best with 10 seconds left accounted for the final score.

Long Beach State was led by Hammonds with 12 points and Tyler Lamb with 11. The 49ers, the three-time Big West regular-season champions, had won 26 consecutive conference home games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCI
LBSU
Points 46 44
FG Made-Attempted 17-50 (.340) 17-54 (.315)
3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 3-12 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 7-14 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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» Jan 9, 2014 UCI 46, @LBSU 44Recap
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