LAS VEGAS (AP) — JaQuori McLaughlin scored 16 of his 22 aspects within the 2nd half of to again UC Santa Barbara beat UC Irvine 79-63 on Saturday evening and grab the Mammoth West Conference Tournament.
The Gauchos be pleased won 18 of their final 19 since shedding support-to-support games towards UCI on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28 to delivery convention play and earned their first berth into the NCAA Tournament since 2011.
McLaughlin hit two 3s and Robinson Idehen scored four aspects in a 10-0 urge that gave the Gauchos their largest lead at 59-44 with 8: 22 to play. The Anteaters, who had their six-sport grab scurry snapped, trailed by double figures the relaxation of the potential.
Miles Norris added 19 aspects and Amadou Sow had 13 aspects and 11 rebounds for UCSB.
Collin Welp lead UCI (18-9) with 22 aspects and DJ Davis added 11.
UCSB, which led for 37 minutes, 31 seconds, committed a season-low tying seven turnovers and scored 18 aspects off 10 Anteaters miscues.
The Gauchos shot 56.7% from the discipline within the 2nd half of and made 29 of 58 overall.
UC Irvine won the frequent season and convention match crowns to construct a No. 13 seed within the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Anteaters beat No. 4 seed Kansas Remark before shedding to Oregon within the 2nd spherical.
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