UC Irvine vs Long Beach State

UC Irvine 67, Long Beach St. 60

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Alex Young scored 18 points and UC Irvine closed the game on a 24-11 run to knock off top-seeded Long Beach State 67-60 Friday night in the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament.

The fourth-seeded Anteaters (20-14) will meet second-seeded Pacific in the championship game on Saturday.

Irvine trailed 49-43 with 6:57 left in the game but got back-to-back 3-pointers from Travis Souza and Michael Wilder to start the game-ending run. Another 3 from Young at the 3:40 mark gave the Anteaters the lead for good, 54-53.

Will Davis II added 14 points and nine rebounds for Irvine, Chris McNealy scored 13 points and Starring had seven assists.

Long Beach State (19-13) got 15 points apiece from Tony Freeland and Keala King, 14 from Mike Caffey and 11 from James Ennis.

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Scoreboard
California Irvine (20-14) «293867
Long Beach State (19-13)283260
UCIRV:A. Young 18 Pts
UCIRV:W. Davis II 9 Reb
UCIRV:D. Starring 7 Ast
LNGBCH:T. Freeland 15 Pts
LNGBCH:M. Caffey 9 Reb
LNGBCH:M. Caffey 4 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
UC IrvineLong Beach State
UCIRV
Will Davis II
LNGBCH
Mike Caffey
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
14911494
UC Irvine Anteaters
M. Wilder, F382-80-02015
C. McNealy, F315-102-270213
W. Davis II, C306-82-391214
D. Starring, G312-113-44727
A. Young, G315-96-634218
D. Flowers151-40-00012
T. Souza142-40-01106
J. Ryan101-20-01122
Totals 24-5613-1528141267
 42.9%86.7% 
Long Beach State 49ers
T. Freeland, F326-103-561315
D. Jennings, F272-61-26105
K. King, G397-140-082415
M. Caffey, G366-161-294314
J. Ennis, G334-90-031511
P. Pappageorge230-30-02010
D. Deng90-20-01010
K. Gulley10-00-01000
Totals 25-605-94091760
 41.7%55.6% 
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CSNorthridge 5-1110-20280
Cal Poly4-1210-20236
CSFullerton3-1310-20290
 
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