ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Robert Cartwright had 17 points to lead five-digit UC Irvine players as the Anteaters defeated Long Beach State 75-67 in the semifinals of the Big West Conference on Friday night. Max Hazzard added 14 points for the ant-hill. Evan Leonard scored 13 points, Tommy Rutherford scored 11 and Jonathan Galloway had 10 points.
Deishuan Booker had 21 points for the 49ers (15-19). Bryan Alberts added 12 points. Mason Riggins had 10 points.