UC Irvine beats UC Riverside 63-44 in Big West tourney

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) 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.

Evan Leonard and Max Hazzard added 13 points for UC Irvine (28-5).

Jordan Gilliam had 11 points for the Highlanders (10-23). Menno Dijkstra added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Callum McRae had three assists.

Dikymbe Martin, who led the Highlanders in scoring coming into the matchup with 15 points per game, failed to make a shot (0 of 6).

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