California Irvine vs Long Beach State

Long Beach St. 77, UC Irvine 50


LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Casper Ware scored 16 points Wednesday night and Big West regular-season champion Long Beach State cruised to a 77-50 win over UC Irvine.

T.J. Robinson 10 points and 12 rebounds, Eugene Phelps scored 11 points and Edis Dervisevic 10 points for Long Beach State (22-7, 15-0), which has won 23 consecutive conference games. The 49ers finished their home season 12-0.

Mike Best scored 11 points to lead the Anteaters (11-18, 6-9). UC Irvine is still alive for a top four seed in next week's conference tournament in Anaheim, Calif.

The 49ers, who play at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, need a win to become the first team to finish the Big West regular season without a loss since Pacific did it in 2004-05.

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California Irvine (11-18)203050
Long Beach State (22-7) «383977

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California Irvine Anteaters
M. Wilder, F243-81-25209
A. Folker, C243-80-39026
D. Flowers, G282-51-21126
C. McNealy, G263-91-22028
D. Starring, G241-90-03322
C. Woods241-50-22203
M. Best215-101-280411
T. Souza172-40-03205
M. Bradley120-50-25110
Totals 20-634-1543111350
Long Beach State 49ers
E. Phelps, F275-121-240311
T. Robinson, F274-52-4121110
L. Anderson, G282-81-27415
J. Ennis, G273-51-23219
C. Ware, G236-110-034216
M. Caffey201-50-07112
E. Dervisevic154-72-531310
S. Starkey124-80-01018
N. Shepherd110-14-40024
P. Pappageorge91-10-01002
C. Jackson10-00-00000
Totals 30-6311-1944131577
Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Irvine12-421-15133
UC Davis11-523-13166
CSNorthridge 7-911-19313
Cal Poly6-1011-20296
UC Riverside5-117-21330
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SDSU 66 Final
Boise St 53
UNLV 59 Final
Colo St 66