Long Beach jumps out early, beats UC Riverside 77-59
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gabe Levin scored 17 points, Deishuan Booker had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Long Beach State beat UC Riverside 77-59 on Saturday night in a Big West Conference regular-season finale.
Long Beach State (15-17, 9-7) clinched the fifth seed into the conference tournament. UC Riverside (9-21, 4-12) will enter as the seventh seed. Both teams play on Thursday in the first day of the tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
UC Riverside leads throughout to beat Cal Poly 72-63
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Dikymbe Martin had 20 points with eight rebounds and six assists and UC Riverside led throughout to beat Cal Poly 72-63 on Thursday night to secure a spot in the Big West Conference Tournament beginning March 8.
Martin, who had eight points in the final minute, made 10 of 11 from the line. Chance Murray drained 5 of 10 from long range to total 17 points and Alex Larsson added 16 for the Highlanders (9-20, 4-11).
Shorts sprints to push UC Davis past UC Riverside 64-63
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — TJ Shorts II scored 16 points, and ran from baseline to baseline to make the game-winning layup with a second left and give UC Davis a 64-63 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday night.
UC Davis (19-9, 10-4 Big West Conference) has won three straight games. UC Riverside (8-19, 3-10 Big West Conference) has lost two of its last three.
UC Riverside gets 2nd Big West win, top CS Northridge 69-62
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dikymbe Martin scored 18 points, six of them in the final three minutes, as UC Riverside held off a late rally to beat Cal State Northridge, 69-62 in a Big West contest Wednesday night.
UC Irvine downs UC Riverside 62-52 behind Leonard’s 18 PTs
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Evan Leonard scored 18 points and Tommy Rutherford scored 15 and UC Irvine beat UC Riverside 62-52 on Saturday night.
Eyassu Worku added 10 points and Jonathan Galloway grabbed 11 rebounds for the Anteaters (13-14, 8-3 Big West).
UC Irvine sprinted to a 10-2 lead before the Highlanders countered with an 11-1 run when Chance Murray made a pair of 3-pointers and a jump shot. The Anteaters responded with a 9-0 run and led the rest of the way.
Dijkstra, UC Riverside top Hawaii 64-60
HONOLULU (AP) — Menno Dijkstra scored 17 points, Chance Murray added 16 points with six assists and UC Riverside beat Hawaii 64-60 on Wednesday night.
The visiting team won for the fifth straight time in the series.
Hawaii's Brocke Stepteau cut the deficit to 59-57 with 45 seconds left on a 3-pointer and after DJ Sylvester answered with a 3, Stepteau added another 3 to make it 62-60. Dijkstra sealed it at the line with two makes.
Allman lifts CS Fullerton past UC Riverside, 68-65
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Allman converted a three-point play with seven seconds left in the game to lift Cal State Fullerton to a 68-65 win over UC Riverside in the Big West Conference opener for both schools Wednesday night.
Davon Clare hit the second of two free throws and converted a three-point play with 1:52 left in the game to give the Titans a 65-63 lead, but Chance Murray answered with a jumper to tie the game with 1:28 left.
Seattle nails 17 treys to beat UC Riverside 95-71
SEATTLE (AP) — Josh Hearlihy scored 19 points and Jordan Hill added 17 as Seattle romped past UC Riverside 95-71 for its tenth home victory on Saturday afternoon.
Seattle (11-6) finished non-conference play with a season-high 17 treys, with Hill hitting 5 of 6 from distance and Hearlihy dropping in 4 of 6. Matej Kavas nailed all three attempts from long range for 13 points. The Redhawks shot 63 percent (17-27) from beyond the arc.
Randolph, Toolson help Utah Valley hold off UC Riverside
OREM, Utah (AP) — Brandon Randolph and Conner Toolson scored 20 points apiece as Utah Valley sprinted to an early lead and then held off UC Riverside for a 90-82 win on Thursday night.
UC Riverside jumps out early, cruises past Valparaiso 73-60
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Dikymbe Martin scored 14 of his career-high 30 points in the first half and UC Riverside rolled to a 73-60 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday night.
UC Riverside (4-7) jumped out to a 20-5 lead and cruised the rest of the way. Martin set the pace, scoring 10 points with two rebounds and an assist. His 3-pointer with 2:11 left before the break made it 34-13.
UC Riverside tops Air Force 67-48 to end four-game slide
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Dikymbe Martin knocked down all four of his 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points and Menno Dijkstra added career highs of 12 points and 12 rebounds as UC Riverside snapped a four-game skid with a 67-48 victory over Air Force on Friday night.
Chance Murray finished with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Highlanders (3-6), who shot 53 percent (25 of 47) from the floor.
Pacific holds off UC Riverside 57-55
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jack Williams hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points, and Anthony Townes and Jahlil Tripp added 11 points apiece as Pacific held off UC Riverside 57-55 on Thursday night.
Tripp chipped in eight rebounds, six assists and two steals for the Tigers (4-4), who beat their former Big West Conference foe for the fourth straight time and 21st in 25 all-time matchups.
UC Riverside beats Western New Mexico 75-57
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Alex Larsson scored 14 points, DJ Sylvester added 12 with eight rebounds and UC Riverside beat Div. II Western New Mexico 75-57 on Wednesday night.
Chance Murray scored 14 points with five assists and three steals for the Highlanders (2-2), who shot 43.1 percent from the floor (28 of 65) to the Mustangs' 30.2 percent (19 of 63).
Canda’s career night leads Portland State over UC Riverside
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryce Canda had a career-high 20 points to go with 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals on Saturday and Portland State beat UC Riverside 94-82.
The Vikings (3-0) took the lead for good during a 17-3 run that ended at 37-27 on Deontae North's 3-pointer with 4:09 left in the first half. The lead stayed around 10 for most of the second half until Chance Murray pulled the Highlanders (1-2) within 83-76 on a 3-point play with 3:11 to go.