Collin Welp came off the bench to score 15 points and lead UC Irvine to a 63-44 win over UC Riverside in the quarterfinals of the Big West Conference Tournament on Thursday night.
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Callum McRae hit a layup with 2 seconds remaining in the game and Menno Dijkstra had 12 points and 10 rebounds to carry UC Riverside to a 71-70 win over UC Davis on Saturday.
Deishuan Booker and Edon Maxhuni scored 21 points apiece as Long Beach State beat UC Riverside 70-57 on Wednesday night.
Evan Leonard scored 14 points and Collin Welp added 13 more off the bench as UC Irvine cruised to its 11th straight win Saturday night, a 68-47 victory over UC Riverside that clinched the Big West Conference regular-season crown.
With under two seconds to play, Terrell Gomez made a quick move to his right, shedding a defender, and launched a high-arching jump shot that swished through for the win as CSU Northridge edged UC Riverside 70-68 Wednesday night.
Deishuan Booker and Jordan Roberts scored 18 points apiece and Long Beach State beat UC Riverside 71-67 on Saturday night in overtime.
Jack Purchase scored 23 points and hit five of Hawaii's 13 3-pointers and the Rainbow Warriors never trailed in their 87-64 win over UC Riverside on Saturday night.
Dikymbe Martin scored 18 points -- surpassing 1,000 career points -- and UC Riverside upset UC Santa Barbara 71-57 Thursday night, using a barrage of 3-pointers to take control early.
Kyle Allman scored 30 points with four 3-pointers to help Cal State Fullerton beat UC Riverside 77-54 on Saturday night.
TJ Shorts II scored 23 points and made all 11 of his foul shots and UC Davis beat UC Riverside 84-71 on Saturday night.
Marcellus Garrick had 18 points on six 3-pointers, Job Alexander added 15 points, six rebounds and six assists and Cal Poly used a big second-half to defeat UC Riverside 71-45 on Thursday night.
Senior Elston Jones scored a career-high 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds to help UC Irvine beat UC Riverside 82-64 on Saturday night.
Ajani Kennedy scored 15 points with nine rebounds and UC Riverside broke away in the second half to defeat Cal Poly 74-51 on Wednesday night.
Freshman Dragan Elkaz scored a career-best 25 points on seven 3-pointers and UC Riverside picked up its first conference win, beating Hawai'i 75-71 on Saturday night.
Kyle Allman Jr. scored 21 points to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 69-61 victory over UC Riverside on Thursday night for its first Big West Conference win.
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You can't stop 7-foot-6 going to the hole
UC-Irvine's Mamadou Ndiaye gets the ball in the post and throws down the dunk over a UC-Riverside defender who has no chance.
UC Irvine secured its first-ever NCAA tournament bid last season, and the Anteaters are the Big West favorite to go dancing again.