Recap: UC Irvine vs. UC Riverside

The Sports NetworkMarch 13, 2014 

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Will Davis II scored 16 points as the UC Irvine Anteaters routed the UC Riverside Highlanders, 63-43, in the quarterfinal round of the Big West Conference Tournament at the Honda Center.

Luke Nelson chipped in 14 points and Alex Young added seven assists for the top-seeded Anteaters (23-10), who will be back in action on Friday in the semifinal round versus seventh-seeded Cal Poly.

Nick Gruninger had 10 points, while Taylor Johns cleared seven rebounds for the eighth-seeded Highlanders (10-21).

UC Irvine shot 50 percent from the field in the first half as it led 34-22 at the break. UC Riverside made 33.3 percent of its field goal tries, including just 1-of-6 from 3-point range, not to mention a disappointing 5-of-10 at the free-throw line.

The Anteaters struggled in the second period as they connected on 38.5 percent of their shots from the floor, but the Highlanders did even worse as they converted 25.9 percent over the final 20 minutes. UC Irvine dominated the half, never leading by less than 12 points.

UCI dominated play inside as it outscored UCR 34-12 in the paint.

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