UC Riverside 74, Seattle Pacific 68
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) _ Boo Purdom scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds Saturday night to lead UC Riverside to a 74-68 victory over Seattle Pacific in the NCAA Division II Western Regional championship game.
The Highlanders (24-5) will face the winner of Sunday’s game between Morningside, Iowa (23-7) and Fort Hays St., Kan. (24-6) on March 22 at Louisville, Ky., in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.
James King added 14 points, Chris Lowery scored 11 and William Wilson had 10 points and seven assists for UC Riverside, which led at halftime 35-27.
Emile Shephard led Seattle Pacific (20-9) with 15 points and six rebounds. Warren King and Geoff Ping added 12 points each for the losers.
UC Riverside made 21 of its 43 field goal attempts (48.8 percent) to just 20-of-50 (40 percent) for Seattle Pacific, and was 26-of-34 from the foul line to 19-of-26 for the losers.