Welp lifts UC Irvine over Cal Poly 58-51 in Big West tourney
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LAS VEGAS (AP) Collin Welp tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds to carry UC Irvine to a 58-51 win over Cal Poly in the quarterfinals of the Big West Conference Tournament on Thursday.
Brad Greene had nine points, nine rebounds and five blocks for UC Irvine (17-8).
After UC Irvine outscored Cal Poly 34-27 in the first half, both teams scored 24 in the second as UC Irvine clinched the victory. The Anteaters' 24 second-half points marked a season low for the team.
Alimamy Koroma had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Mustangs (4-20). Colby Rogers added 12 points.
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Updated March 11, 2021