UC Irvine Dances Past Hawaii 67-58 To Win Big West Title, 1st NCAA BidLuke 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.
UC Irvine To Meet Hawaii, With NCAA Tournament Berth On The LineUC Irvine stands one game away from its first trip to the NCAA basketball tournament after defeating UC Santa Barbara 72-63 in the Big West semifinals Friday night at Honda Center in Anaheim
Nelson, Ndiaye Lead Irvine Past Fullerton, 68-62Luke 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.
Davis, Souza Lead UC Irvine Past Hawaii, 75-60Will 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.
Souza Nets Career-High 17 As Irvine Downs Poly, 67-57Travis Souza hit five 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 17 points to help UC Irvine pull away and beat Cal Poly 67-57 on Thursday night.
UC Irvine Routs Cal State Northridge, 80-49Luke Nelson scored 16 points, Travis Souza scored a career-high 15 -- all 3-pointers -- and UC Irvine routed Cal State Northridge 80-49 on Thursday, holding the Matadors under 50 points for the first time this season.
UC Irvine's Mamadou Ndiaye Breaks Big West Single-Game Record With 11 Blocks In Win Over Long Beach Luke Nelson scored a career-high 28 points and UC Irvine held on for a 61-58 win over Long Beach State Thursday.