Scores

Final

Long Beach St 58

(9-13, 5-3 Big West)

UC Irvine 61

(15-9, 6-2 Big West)

    10:30 PM ET, February 6, 2014

    Bren Events Center, Irvine, California

    1 2 T
    LBSU 31 2758
    UCI 31 3061

    Top Performers

    Long Beach State: T. Hammonds 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UC Irvine: L. Nelson 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    UC Irvine edges Long Beach State 61-58

    Associated Press

    IRVINE, Calif. -- Luke Nelson scored a career-high 28 points and UC Irvine held on for a 61-58 win over Long Beach State Thursday.

    UC Irvine (15-9, 6-2 Big West) led 58-54 with less than 2 minutes left, and held off a late rally from Long Beach State (9-13, 5-3).

    Tyler Lamb's 3-pointer cut the lead to 58-57 with 1:24 remaining, but Nelson answered with 44 seconds left to extend the lead to 60-57.

    Nelson made 1 of 2 free throws with 7 seconds remaining to put the Anteaters up 61-58, and Lamb's last-second 3-point attempt bounced off the rim.

    Nelson was 5 of 8 on 3-pointers and the lone UC Irvine scorer in double figures. Mamadou Ndiaye had eight points, 10 rebounds and a Big West single-game record 11 blocks.

    Dan Jennings led the 49ers with 14 points. Travis Hammonds added 10 points and 10 rebounds while A.J. Spencer contributed 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LBSU
    UCI
    Points 58 61
    FG Made-Attempted 22-65 (.338) 20-49 (.408)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 14-20 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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