UC Irvine Takes Down Long Beach State 67-60, Advances to Championship of Big West Tournament

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Big West Conference Tourney

  UC Irvine 29 38 67 +1.0
  Long Beach State 28 32 60 -1.0
Fri, Mar 15 2013, 07:30 PM PDT

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Anaheim, CA

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On Friday, Mar. 15, UC Irvine took on Long Beach State and knocked off the 49ers 67-60 in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament. The Anteaters are now 2-1 against Long Beach State this season with the win. The Anteaters were led by Will Davis II, who got 14 points and nine rebounds. Alex Young had a game-high 18 points and added four assists. Michael Caffey finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the 49ers. Long Beach State (19-13) finished the regular season first in the Big West with a 14-4 conference record. To get to the semifinals, Long Beach State beat Cal State Fullerton (75-66).

UCI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AWill Davis II301491031
AAlex Young311834001
ADaman Starring31747300
B+Chris McNealy311370102
B-Travis Souza14611101
C+John Ryan10211010
CMichael Wilder38520000
DDerick Flowers15200000
LBSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMichael Caffey361494104
AKeala King391582002
B+Tony Freeland321561002
B-Dan Jennings27561100
C+James Ennis331131013
-Deng Deng9010000
D-P. Pappageorge23020001

UC Irvine Game Notes:
  • Alex Young has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris McNealy had a career high with six offensive rebounds.
  • The Anteaters have won 75 percent of the time this season (12-4) after recording 13 or more free throws made.
  • UCI beat the spread by eight points. That makes the 15th time this season the Anteaters have beaten the spread.
  • Alex Young has led the team in scoring in four out of 34 games this season.

Long Beach State Game Notes:
  • This was the first foul out of the season for James Ennis.
  • Keala King has led the team in scoring three times in 32 games this season.
  • The top two rebounders (Michael Caffey and Keala King) accounted for 42.5 percent of the rebounds.
  • James Ennis has 32 straight double-digit point games.
  • The top two scorers (Keala King and Tony Freeland) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.

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Big West Standings

 1UC Irvine 23-12 13-3
2 UCSB 21-9 12-4
3 LBSU 15-17 10-6
4 Hawaii 20-11 9-7
5 CSUN 17-18 7-9
6 Cal Poly 14-20 6-10
6 CSUF 11-20 6-10
8 UC Riverside 10-21 5-11
9 UC Davis 9-22 4-12
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#33 Mike Best So F 6-10 215
#42 Conor Clifford So C 7-0 260
#3 Will Davis II Jr F 6-8 210
#12 I. Dimakopoulos Fr F/C 7-2 255
#24 D. Dunning So G 6-4 212
#35 Ege Mala Fr F 6-7 210
#0 Jaron Martin Fr G 5-10 160
#4 Reed McConnell So G 6-5 195
#5 Chris McNealy Sr G 6-4 195
#34 Mamadou Ndiaye Fr C 7-6 290
#10 Luke Nelson Fr G 6-3 182
#20 Shawn Ray Jr F 6-8 232
#25 John Ryan Jr C 6-10 248
#2 Travis Souza Jr G 6-5 212
#32 Aaron Wright So G 6-3 198
#1 Alex Young So G 6-1 190