UC Irvine beats UC Riverside 63-44 in Big West tourney
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Collin Welp came off the bench to score 15 points and lead UC Irvine to a 63-44 win over UC Riverside in the quarterfinals of the Big West Conference Tournament on Thursday...
UC Riverside meets UC Irvine in Big West quarters
No. 8 seed UC Riverside (10-22, 4-12) vs. No. 1 seed UC Irvine (27-5, 15-1)
Big West Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Honda Center, Anaheim, California; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
Dijkstra leads UC Riverside past UC Davis 71-70
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Callum McRae hit a layup with 2 seconds remaining in the game and Menno Dijkstra had 12 points and 10 rebounds to carry UC Riverside to a 71-70 win over UC Davis on...
UC Davis looks to extend streak vs UC Riverside
UC Riverside (9-22, 3-12) vs. UC Davis (11-18, 7-8)
The Pavilion, Davis, California; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UC Davis looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head...
CSUN looks to sweep UC Riverside
UC Riverside (9-19, 3-9) vs. Cal State Northridge (11-17, 5-7)
Matadome, Northridge, California; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UC Riverside seeks revenge on Cal State Northridge...
Purchase hits 5 3s, scores 23; Hawaii beats UC Riverside
HONOLULU (AP) — Jack Purchase scored 23 points and hit five of Hawaii's 13 3-pointers and the Rainbow Warriors never trailed in their 87-64 win over UC Riverside on Saturday night.
Purchase, who shot 8 of 12 from the field, came in tied with Zane Johnson atop the program's career list for made 3s with 180.
Brocke Stepteau added 17 points and Eddie Stansberry scored 15 for Hawaii (16-9, 7-4 Big West Conference).
Martin scores 18, UC Riverside upsets UC Santa Barbara 71-57
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Dikymbe Martin scored 18 points — surpassing 1,000 career points — and UC Riverside upset UC Santa Barbara 71-57 Thursday night, using a barrage of 3-pointers to take control early.
Allman scores 30, CSU Fullerton beats UC Riverside 77-54
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Allman scored 30 points with four 3-pointers to help Cal State Fullerton beat UC Riverside 77-54 on Saturday night.
Khalil Ahmad added 13 points, Austen Awosika had a career-high 11 assists and Jackson Rowe grabbed 10 rebounds for the Titans (10-13, 6-3 Big West Conference).
Dikymbe Martin had 16 points and Zac Watson scored 13 points for the Highlanders (8-17, 2-7), who lost their fourth straight.
Shorts is big at the line as UC Davis downs UC Riverside
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — TJ Shorts II scored 23 points and made all 11 of his foul shots and UC Davis beat UC Riverside 84-71 on Saturday night.
Shorts' personal best at the foul line came against Lamar on Dec. 22, 2017 when he made all 13 of his free throws. The 5-foot-9 guard entered the game shooting 66.7 percent from the line. The Aggies set a school record, finishing 23 of 23 from the line.
UC Irvine stays atop Big West, beats UC Riverside 82-64
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Senior Elston Jones scored a career-high 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds to help UC Irvine beat UC Riverside 82-64 on Saturday night.
Max Hazzard and Jonathan Galloway added 11 points each and Tommy Rutherford scored 10 for the Anteaters (17-5, 5-1 Big West), who stayed atop the conference standings.
Galloway had 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
Kennedy has 15 points, 9 rebounds in UC Riverside victory
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Ajani Kennedy scored 15 points with nine rebounds and UC Riverside broke away in the second half to defeat Cal Poly 74-51 on Wednesday night.
The Highlanders led 35-32 at halftime and pushed the lead to nine with a 13-7 run to open the second half. That was only the beginning of Cal Poly's troubles as the Mustangs scored three points in a nine-minute span that saw them fall behind 65-45 with 4:26 remaining.
Elkaz with 25 points, UC Riverside edges Hawaii 75-71
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Freshman Dragan Elkaz scored a career-best 25 points on seven 3-pointers and UC Riverside picked up its first conference win, beating Hawaii 75-71 on Saturday night.
Dikymbe Martin added 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting for the Highlanders (7-13, 1-3 Big West Conference). Callum McRae had 12 points and five rebounds and Ajani Kennedy had eight points and five rebounds.
Allman scores 21; Cal St. Fullerton beats UC Riverside 69-61
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Allman Jr. scored 21 points to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 69-61 victory over UC Riverside on Thursday night for its first Big West Conference win.
Allman was 7 of 11 from the field and made four 3-pointers. Khalil Ahmad added 14 points for CSU Fullerton (5-12, 1-2), which shot 50 percent from the field. Allman and Ahmad made six of the Titans' 10 3-pointers.
Sow scores 22 with 9 boards as UCSB beats UC Riverside 72-62
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow had a season-high 22 points and nine rebounds and Devearl Ramsey scored 20 as UC Santa Barbara beat UC Riverside 72-64 on Saturday night for its fifth win in a row.
Ar'mond Davis and JaQuori McLaughlin added 12 points apiece for UC Santa Barbara (13-3, 2-0 Big West Conference).
Gomez has career night, CSU Northridge wins Big West opener
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Terrell Gomez scored a career-high 32 points, missed a pair of free throws with five seconds left in a one-point game but wrapped up a last-second miss and CSU Northridge held on to defeat UC Riverside 84-83 Wednesday night.
UC Riverside rolls past Bethesda 112-47.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Zac Watson scored 25 points, Ajani Kennedy and Menno Dijkstra posted double-doubles and UC Riverside overwhelmed Bethesda 112-47 on Friday night.
Watson was 11-of-13 shooting with nine rebounds, Kennedy scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and Dijkstra added 16 points and 13 boards for the Highlanders (6-10), playing their final nonconference game and improving to 5-1 at home.
Flowers blooms, Western Michigan tops UC Riverside 73-64
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Sophomore Michael Flowers finished with 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Western Michigan turned back UC Riverside 73-64 on Sunday.
Flowers scored half of his points at the free-throw line, sinking 12 of 13 attempts. Fellow sophomore Kawanise Wilkins notched his first double-double for the Broncos (6-7) with 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Seth Dugan pitched in with 14 points, five boards and three assists.
Air Force jumps out early, cruises past UC Riverside 72-60
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ryan Swan scored 16 points, Lavelle Scottie added 13 and Air Force cruised to a 72-60 victory over UC Riverside on Friday night.
Swan was 5 of 8 from the field and made a pair of 3-pointers and Scottie was 4-of-11 shooting for the Falcons (5-7), who shot 25 of 45 (55.6 percent) from the field.
Dikymbe Martin scored 17 points and Dragan Elkaz added 11 to lead UC Riverside (5-9).
UC Riverside knocks off Loyola Marymount 60-53
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Dikymbe Martin had 11 of his 18 points in the second half and UC Riverside snapped Loyola Marymount's three-game win streak with a 60-53 victory on Saturday.
Dragan Elkaz added 11 points and Zac Watson scored 10 for the Highlanders (5-8), who have won three of their last four. Dominick Pickett had six rebounds, eight assists and four steals and made four free throws in the final 33 seconds to secure the win.
Kennedy, UC Riverside beat NAIA Life Pacific 87-50
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Ajani Kennedy had 13 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead six UC Riverside players scoring in double figures as the Highlanders beat NAIA Life Pacific 87-50 Wednesday night.
Dominick Pickett and Callum McRae added 11 points apiece for Riverside. DJ McDonald, Zac Watson and Dikymbe Martin each scored 10.
Lathon, Odigie help UTEP pull away from UC Riverside, 71-56
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Jordan Lathon converted a go-ahead 3-point play, Efe Odigie scored a career-high 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and UTEP used a late surge to hold off UC Riverside 71-56 on Sunday.
UC Riverside holds on to beat Pepperdine 75-71
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Dikymbe Martin scored 22 points on Thursday night and UC Riverside held on in the final minute for a 75-71 win over Pepperdine.
Smits, Golder lift Valpo past UC Riverside 82-73
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Derrik Smits scored 18 points with six rebounds and Markus Golder scored 16 and Valparaiso beat UC Riverside 82-73 on Sunday.
Valparaiso (5-3) has won three of its last four and has scored at least 72 points in those games.
Abilene Christian stays undefeated, beats UC Riverside 60-48
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Jalone Friday had 10 points to go with 10 rebounds and Jaren Lewis added 10 points as Abilene Christian remained undefeated on the season, beating UC Riverside 60-48 in the Tigers Thanksgiving Classic Saturday for its sixth victory.
Abilene Christian has won three games in three days and is off to its best start since 1998.
Gallinat, Dorsey lead Pacific past UC Riverside 74-54
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Roberto Gallinat scored 20 points and Lafayette Dorsey 18 to lead Pacific over UC Riverside 74-54 on Thursday.
Gallinat was 5-of-10 shooting and made 9 of 10 free throws while Dorsey was 7 of 9 from the field with the Tigers shooting 52 percent, including 58 percent in the second half when the Tigers (4-2) outscored the Highlanders by 13. Khy Kabellis added 11 points and Jahlil Tripp grabbed 10 rebounds to go with nine points.
UC Riverside tops Merced 63-53 for coach Patrick’s first win
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Dikymbe Martin and Jordan Gilliam scored 13 points apiece and UC Riverside beat NAIA UC Merced 63-53 on Saturday night for coach David Patrick's first win.
Eric Rwahwire scored 11 points with eight boards and Menno Dijkstra added 10 points for the Highlanders (1-3), who shot 50 percent to the Golden Bobcats' 37.5 percent but gave up 13 points on 17 turnovers.
Hamilton’s effort leads UNLV past UC Riverside 72-51
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryce Hamilton made all five of his shots, including three from 3-point range, and scored 16 points to propel UNLV to a 72-51 victory over UC Riverside on Tuesday night.
Tervell Beck added 11 points for the Runnin' Rebels (1-1), making all four of his shots. UNLV shot 46 percent from the floor (23 of 50), but take away Hamilton and Beck and the rest of the Runnin' Rebels connected on just 14 of 41 shots (34 percent).
Portland State beats UC Riverside 71-64
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Derek Brown scored eight of his 12 points in the final nine minutes on Saturday night and Portland State rallied to beat UC Riverside 71-64.
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).
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.
UC Davis rallies to beat UC Riverside 75-65
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Chima Moneke scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds and UC Davis rallied to beat UC Riverside 75-65 on Thursday night to win its third straight.
Siler Schneider scored 15 points, TJ Shorts II added 11 with four steals and five assists, and Michael Onyebalu scored 10 for the Aggies (11-5, 2-0 Big West Conference), who made 21 free throws and shot 48 percent from the floor.
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.
Freshman Scott scores 21 in Loyola Marymount’s 76-64 victory
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eli Scott scored 21 points and Loyola Marymount defeated UC Riverside 76-64 on Wednesday night for its first win this season.
Scott, a freshman, made 7 of 15 shots and collected six rebounds for the Lions (1-1). Mattias Markusson, a 7-foot-3 sophomore from Sweden, scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. James Batemon added 12 points and Steven Haney 10.