UC Irvine vs. Long Beach State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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UC Irvine vs. Long Beach State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
UC Irvine 67
(20-14, 6-13 away)
Long Beach State 60
(19-13, 12-4 home)
Venue: Honda Center
9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT, March 15, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
UC Irvine 29 38 67
Long Beach State 28 32 60
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
UC Irvine A Young 18 W Davis II 9 D Starring 7
Long Beach State K King 15 M Caffey 9 M Caffey 4

On Friday, Mar. 15, UC Irvine took on Long Beach State and knocked off the 49ers 67-60 in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament. The Anteaters are now 2-1 against Long Beach State this season with the win. The Anteaters were led by Will Davis II, who got 14 points and nine rebounds. Alex Young had a game-high 18 points and added four assists. Michael Caffey finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the 49ers. Long Beach State (19-13) finished the regular season first in the Big West with a 14-4 conference record. To get to the semifinals, Long Beach State beat Cal State Fullerton (75-66).

UC Irvine Game Notes

  • The win over Long Beach State extended the UC Irvine winning streak to three games.
  • UCI beat the spread by eight points. That makes the 15th time this season the Anteaters have beaten the spread.
  • UC Irvine has won every game this season (4-0) after committing seven or fewer turnovers.
  • The Anteaters have won 75 percent of the time this season (12-4) after recording 13 or more free throws made.
  • UCI has won every game this season (12-0) when opponents record 60 or fewer total points.
  • This season UC Irvine has won 75 percent of the time (6-2) when Chris McNealy has 13 points or more, 100 percent of the time (4-0) when Alex Young has six free throws made or more, and 75 percent of the time (6-2) when Will Davis II has nine rebounds or more.
  • The top two scorers (Alex Young and Will Davis II) accounted for 47.7 percent of the points.
  • Will Davis II accounted for 32.1 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Alex Young has led the team in scoring in four out of 34 games this season.
  • Will Davis II has led the team in rebounding in 10 out of 34 games this season.
  • Chris McNealy has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris McNealy had a career high with six offensive rebounds.
  • Alex Young has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Will Davis II has eight straight double-digit point games.

Long Beach State Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Keala King and Tony Freeland) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Michael Caffey and Keala King) accounted for 42.5 percent of the rebounds.
  • Keala King has led the team in scoring three times in 32 games this season.
  • James Ennis has 32 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for James Ennis.
UCI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AWill Davis II301491031
AAlex Young311834001
ADaman Starring31747300
B+Chris McNealy311370102
B-Travis Souza14611101
C+John Ryan10211010
CMichael Wilder38520000
DDerick Flowers15200000
LBSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMichael Caffey361494104
AKeala King391582002
B+Tony Freeland321561002
B-Dan Jennings27561100
C+James Ennis331131013
-Deng Deng9010000
D-P. Pappageorge23020001

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