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

Long Beach State was defeated by UC Irvine 67-60 in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament on Friday, Mar. 15. The 49ers go to 1-2 against UC Irvine this season with the loss. The 49ers were paced by Michael Caffey, who put up 14 points and nine rebounds. Keala King had a team-high 15 points and added eight rebounds. Will Davis II finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Anteaters. Long Beach State (19-13) finished the regular season first in the Big West with a 14-4 record in conference play. To get to the semifinals, Long Beach State defeated Cal State Fullerton (75-66).

Long Beach State Game Notes

  • Long Beach State has lost 86 percent of the time this season (1-6) after recording one or fewer blocks.
  • The 49ers have lost 80 percent of the time this season (2-8) after having a field goal percentage of 41.7 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition records four or more blocks this season, Long Beach State has lost 86 percent of the time (1-6).
  • LBSU set season lows for free throws made (five) and steals (two).
  • The 49ers have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Long Beach State has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past four games.
  • 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 in three out of 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.

UC Irvine Game Notes

  • 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 four times in 34 games this season.
  • Will Davis II has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 34 games this season.
  • Chris McNealy has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris McNealy set 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.
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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