IRVINE, Calif. -- Will Davis II scored 14 points to lead UC Irvine in a 74-46 rout against UC Davis, and the Anteaters clinched the Big West title to close out the regular season on Saturday night.
UC Irvine (22-10, 13-3) ended the first half shooting just 11 of 33 (33.3 percent) from the floor but led 35-28. The Anteaters 17-4 run -- which spanned the first 10 minutes of the second half -- gave them a double-digit lead that they never surrendered. UC Davis went over 6 minutes without a basket during the run.
Top-seeded UC Irvine will face No. 8 seed UC Riverside on Thursday in the Big West tournament.