Cal Poly 77, UC Irvine 74

SAN LUIS OBISPO— The Anteaters erased a 22-point first-half deficit before falling in the Big West Conference game Saturday night.

Michael Wilder led UC Irvine (9-16, 5-7 in conference) with 21 points, including five three-pointers. Adam Folker added a career-high 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds, and Daman Starring scored 12 points. Derick Flowers tied his career high with nine assists.

UCI was tied, 73-73, with 1:33 remaining but the Mustangs went back up. A potential tying three-point attempt with four seconds left was off the mark.

Cal Poly improved to 15-11, 6-6.



Pacific 87, UC Irvine 63

STOCKTON — Senior guard Kassandra McCalister had a team-high 16 points for the Anteaters in the Big West Conference road game Saturday.

The Anteaters were outscored, 53-29, in the second half after the score was tied at 34 at halftime.

Sophomore forward Jacquelyn Marshall added 13 points and seven rebounds for UCI (11-14, 7-5 in conference). Sophomore forward Jasmine Bernard added 11 points off the bench, all in the second half.

Pacific improved to 14-9, 7-4.



UC San Diego tournament

SAN DIEGO — UC Irvine defeated Marist, 16-4, and topped Maryland, 12-6, at UC San Diego on Saturday.

Kelsey Klatt had a team-best thee goals against Maryland, while Jessy Cardey had three goals against Marist.

The No. 6-ranked Anteaters are 7-1 advance to the semifinals Sunday at 12:30 p.m.