Scores

Final OT

UC Irvine 69

(11-19, 6-10 Big West)

UC Riverside 72

(14-16, 7-9 Big West)

    8:00 PM ET, March 3, 2012

    Student Recreation Center, Riverside, California

    1 2 OT T
    UCI 26 36 769
    UCRV 36 26 1072

    Top Performers

    UC Irvine: C. McNealy 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    UC Riverside: P. Martin 27 Pts, 6 Reb

    UC Riverside 72, UC Irvine 69

    Associated Press

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Phil Martin scored 27 points and Robert Smith had five of his 11 points in overtime to lead UC Riverside to a 72-69 victory against UC Irvine on Saturday night.

    Kareem Nitoto had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Highlanders (14-16, 7-9 Big West), who will be the No. 5 seed in next week's conference tournament. UC Riverside opens against fourth-seeded Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in Thursday's first round.

    Chris McNealy scored 19 points and Derick Flowers 15 for the Anteaters (11-19, 6-10), who are the No. 7 seed and face second-seeded Cal State Fullerton on Thursday.

    Flowers' 3-pointer with two minutes left in overtime cut UC Riverside's lead to 69-66, but that was the last score until Martin's free throw with sox seconds left. Flowers drained a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining to make the score 70-69, but Martin added two more free throws.

    Travis Souza's 3-pointer for UC Irvine with six seconds left in regulation forced the extra period.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCI
    UCRV
    Points 69 72
    FG Made-Attempted 24-64 (.375) 20-53 (.377)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-29 (.276) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-22 (.591) 28-40 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    2011-12 Season

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