Big West Conference
Luke Nelson scored 17 points and UC Irvine earned its first ticket to the NCAA Tournament in the school’s 38-year basketball program history with a 67-58 victory over Hawaii in the Big West championship game on Saturday night.
Luke Nelson scored 15 points, hitting all but one of his 10 free throws, to lead UC Irvine to a 68-62 win over Cal State-Fullerton on Thursday night.
Corey Hawkins scored 26 points and UC Davis topped Long Beach State 65-58 on Thursday, reaching the 20-win plateau for the first time as a Division I member.
Will Davis II scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and UC Irvine pulled away in the second half for a 75-60 win over Hawaii on Thursday night.
Reese Morgan hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Cal Poly to a 65-54 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Thursday night.
Tyler Les scored 15 points off the bench — draining five 3-pointers — to help UC Davis to a 71-61 win over Cal State Northridge in the Big West Conference opener for both teams Wednesday night.
Josh Greene scored 27 points and Stephan Hicks added 21 to help No. 5 seed Cal State Northridge outlast fourth-seeded Hawaii in overtime 87-84 in the Big West Conference tournament quarterfinals Thursday night.
Alan Williams scored 24 points on Friday night as UC Santa Barbara defeated Cal for the first time 72-65.
Ross Rivera scored 21 points and Sama Taku added 20 with 11 free throws as Pacific outlasted UC Irvine 84-79 Tuesday night.
Alan Williams led all scorers with 21 points to lead UCSB to an 86-65 victory over UNLV Tuesday night.