Scores

Final OT

UC Riverside 70

(12-18, 6-10 Big West)

Cal Poly 66

(15-15, 10-6 Big West)

    9:00 PM ET, March 10, 2011

    Honda Center, Anaheim, California

    1 2 OT T
    UCRV 28 27 1570
    CP 23 32 1166

    Top Performers

    UC Riverside: K. Nitoto 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Cal Poly: S. Lewis 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    UC Riverside 70, Cal Poly-SLO 66

    Associated Press

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kareem Nitoto's three-point play with 14.7 seconds remaining in overtime lifted seventh-seeded UC Riverside to a 70-66 victory over No. 2 seed Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in the first round of the Big West tournament on Thursday night.

    Nitoto, who led all scorers with 23 points, made a layup and was fouled on the basket. He converted the free throw to give the Highlanders (12-18) a 68-66 lead.

    The Highlanders (12-18) used a 14-0 run to take the lead in the first half but had to overcome the hot shooting of Shawn Lewis and David Hanson in the second. Lewis and Hanson each average 15.1 points per game for the Mustangs (15-15) but were held to a collective six points in the first half.

    Lewis scored 16 of his team-high 18 points in the second half. Hanson finished with 16, after netting four points in the opening half.

    Cal Poly also improved in its outside shooting. The Mustangs were 1 of 9 from 3-point range in the first half but went 12 for 27 after the intermission.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCRV
    CP
    Points 70 66
    FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 25-61 (.410)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 13-36 (.361)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 3-4 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 5

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 20, 2011 CP 65, @UCRV 60Recap
    Feb 12, 2011 @CP 56, UCRV 40Recap
    » Mar 10, 2011 UCRV 70, @CP 66Recap