Scores

Final

Long Beach St 84

(13-6, 4-2 Big West)

UC Irvine 88

(10-11, 4-3 Big West)

    10:05 PM ET, January 25, 2007

    Bren Events Center, Irvine, California

    1 2 T
    LBSU 33 5184
    UCI 49 3988

    Top Performers

    Long Beach St: K. Johnson 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    UC Irvine: M. Kelley 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Blk

    UC Irvine 88, Long Beach St 84

    Associated Press

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Kelley scored 15 points and Patrick Sanders had 14 as UC Irvine beat Long Beach State 88-84 on Thursday night.

    Nic Campbell added 13 for the Anteaters (10-11, 4-3 Big West).

    Kejuan Johnson scored 23 points while Aaron Nixon had 19 points for the 49ers (13-6, 4-2).

    Long Beach had a 13-5 run in the opening minutes of the second half, then narrowed the lead to 71-70 at 6:11. But UC Irvine stretched the lead to 80-72 at 2:05 after a 3-pointer by Michael Hunter.

    Long Beach pulled within one point, 82-81, after Johnson's three-pointer with 30.8 seconds remaining. Chuma Awaji then hit six-of-six free throws in the final 15.3 seconds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LBSU
    UCI
    Points 84 88
    FG Made-Attempted 30-65 (.462) 30-58 (.517)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-31 (.419) 9-21 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-13 (.846) 19-26 (.731)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 22

    2006-07 Season

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