California Irvine vs California Riverside

UC Riverside 72, UC Irvine 69


RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Phil Martin scored 27 points and Robert Smith had five of his 11 points in overtime to lead UC Riverside to a 72-69 victory against UC Irvine on Saturday night.

Kareem Nitoto had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Highlanders (14-16, 7-9 Big West), who will be the No. 5 seed in next week's conference tournament. UC Riverside opens against fourth-seeded Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in Thursday's first round.

Chris McNealy scored 19 points and Derick Flowers 15 for the Anteaters (11-19, 6-10), who are the No. 7 seed and face second-seeded Cal State Fullerton on Thursday.

Flowers' 3-pointer with two minutes left in overtime cut UC Riverside's lead to 69-66, but that was the last score until Martin's free throw with sox seconds left. Flowers drained a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining to make the score 70-69, but Martin added two more free throws.

Travis Souza's 3-pointer for UC Irvine with six seconds left in regulation forced the extra period.

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M. Wilder, F274-100-05159
A. Folker, C303-104-8100410
D. Flowers, G444-85-633415
C. McNealy, G418-130-264419
D. Starring, G323-112-23349
W. Davis II231-30-08122
T. Souza141-61-24104
M. Best100-31-22021
C. Woods40-00-01010
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B. Shearry, F301-53-55255
E. Berry, F200-40-01010
P. Martin, G428-139-1260127
K. Nitoto, G303-76-1190113
H. Gaines, G213-103-31029
D. Chavarria270-10-04140
A. Quick241-42-21124
R. Smith233-64-643211
D. Cowlah61-21-11013
T. Burke20-10-01020
Totals 20-5328-403872172
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