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Long Beach State 49ers (15-19)


Thu. 2/23 Sat. 2/25 Sat. 3/4 Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10
vs. CalPly 
L 71-78
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@ UCDav 
L 71-75
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vs. Hawaii 
W 84-75
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vs. Hawaii 
W 73-62
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@ UC-Irv 
L 57-62
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Martin, Nelson help UC Irvine reach Big West title game

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jaron Martin scored 18 points and Luke Nelson 14 as UC Irvine rallied late in the game to regain the lead and defeat Long Beach State 62-57 in a Big West Conference semifinal on Friday night.

The top-seeded Anteaters (21-13) will play No. 2 seed UC Davis (21-12) in the title game Saturday.

UC Irvine shot 25 of 54 from the field (46 percent) and Martin had three of the team's five 3-pointers. The shooting was enough to offset Long Beach State's seven 3-pointers, as the Roadrunners were 21 of 66 (32 percent) and committed 10 turnovers.

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Leaders
Points: E. Payne14.2
Rebounds: R. Prince6.9
Assists: J. Bibbins4.6
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Bibbins88.5%
3P%: J. Bibbins37.5%
Steals: J. Bibbins1.3
Blocks: G. Levin0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Big West Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
UC Irvine 12-4 21-15
UC Davis 11-5 23-13
Cal State Fullerton 10-6 17-15
Long Beach State 9-7 15-19
Hawaii 8-8 14-16
CSUN 7-9 11-19
Cal Poly 6-10 11-20
UC Riverside 5-11 7-21
UC Santa Barbara 4-12 6-22
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