Scores

Final

UC Riverside 37

(3-19, 3-8 Big West)

UC Irvine 63

(14-11, 10-3 Big West)

    10:00 PM ET, February 15, 2006

    Bren Events Center, Irvine, California

    1 2 T
    UCRV 12 2537
    UCI 35 2863

    Top Performers

    UC Riverside: S. Williams 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl

    UC Irvine: D. Fells 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    UC Irvine 63, UC Riverside 37

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Darren Fells had 11 points and eight rebounds to lead UC Irvine to a 63-37 win over UC Riverside Wednesday night.

    The victory gives the Anteaters (14-11, 10-3) a guaranteed top-two finish in the Big West and an automatic berth into the semifinals of the conference tournament in March. Irvine has pulled within percentage points of Big West leader Pacific as the conference schedule winds down.

    The loss drops UC Riverside (3-19, 3-8) into sole possession of last place.

    The 37-point total was the lowest UC Irvine has allowed a Division I school since a 57-37 win at St. Mary's on January 3, 2001.

    With the game tied 12-12 with 8:14 to play in the first half, Irvine went on a 23-0 run that featured four 3-pointers. The Anteaters went into halftime with a 35-12 lead.

    UC Riverside shot 18.5 percent in the first half, and never threatened in the second half.

    Steve Williams led the Highlanders with 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCRV
    UCI
    Points 37 63
    FG Made-Attempted 14-53 (.264) 23-55 (.418)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 11-22 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 26

    2005-06 Season

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    Jan 19, 2006 UCI 71, @UCRV 61Recap
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