Scores

Final

UC Irvine 72

(13-19, 6-10 Big West)

Long Beach St 79

(21-10, 14-2 Big West)

    3:00 PM ET, March 10, 2011

    Honda Center, Anaheim, California

    1 2 T
    UCI 29 4372
    LBSU 30 4979

    Top Performers

    UC Irvine: E. Wise 23 Pts, 5 Reb

    Long Beach State: C. Ware 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Long Beach St. 79, UC Irvine 72

    Associated Press

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Casper Ware scored 23 points and Larry Anderson 18 as Long Beach State defeated UC Irvine 79-72 in the quarterfinals of the Big West tournament Thursday.

    Ware gave the 49ers (21-10) the lead for good at 65-63 on a 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining, and Anderson scored the final five points of the game.

    The eighth-seeded Anteaters (13-19) closed to 74-72 when Eric Wise scored, but Anderson responded with a three-point play.

    Anderson scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half. Ware, the conference player of the year, briefly left the game with an apparent leg cramp with 2:48 to go but returned.

    Wise led UC Irvine with 23 points, including 19 in the second half. Patrick Rembert added 19 points and nine rebounds.

    Long Beach State took a 30-29 lead into halftime despite missing 10 of its first 11 shots.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCI
    LBSU
    Points 72 79
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 23-49 (.469)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-19 (.895) 25-33 (.758)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 7

    2010-11 Season

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