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UC Irvine sneaks past Long Beach State 72-69
UC IRVINE 72, LONG BEACH ST 69
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Wilder scored 10 points, grabbed
10 rebounds and hit two key free throws for UC Irvine with 3
seconds left to seal the deal in a 72-69 victory over Big West
conference leader Long Beach State on Saturday night.
Alex Young hit two free throws to put the Anteaters up 70-66
with 19 seconds left but Mike Caffey of Long Beach State
answered with a 3-pointer, cutting UC Irvine's lead to one with
4 seconds left, making it 70-69. Keala King fouled Wilder on the
inbounds pass and he calmly knocked both down to give UC Irvine
(17-13, 10-6 Big West) the win.
Caffey finished with 23 points on five 3-pointers to lead Long
Beach State (17-11, 13-3).
Will Davis II had 12 points, five rebounds and eight blocked
shots for the Anteaters, breaking Terrance O'Kelley's record of
seven blocks he set against Nevada on Jan. 10, 1994.
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