K-State Falls to UC Irvine, 70-64, in NCAA Tournament

UC Irvine guard Max Hazzard takes a selfie with a fan during the Big West men’s tournament

UC Irvine guard Max Hazzard takes a selfie with a fan during the Big West men’s tournament

OR (31-4) will play the victor of a Monday matchup between Syracuse and South Dakota State in one of Friday's round of 16 game at Moda Center.

Kathleen Doyle scored 15 points for the Hawkeyes (28-6), who put away the Tigers with a blistering 23-4 run in the second half. Junior Xavier Sneed and sophomore Cartier Diarra chipped in 9 points each. "It's something I'm going to look back at and reflect on and really realize how cool it was". OR shot 59 per cent from the field in the first half.

After the first quarter, OR had a six-point lead 24-19 over Indiana.

Robert Cartwright led Irvine with 14 points and Evan Leonard had 11.

Ehab Amin finally scored Oregon's first points of the second half on the three-pointer after 7:32 had elapsed.

"It's amusing. Once you get out of the league and now that they're off into postseason, everybody (in the Big West) kinda rallies around (Irvine) because they're carrying the banner ... not only for UCI but for our league".

Erin Boley added 14 points and was 4 for 8 from 3-point range.

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King can keep dancing while Turner figures out his next name-calling bit. The Stokes 3-pointer ended a 4:14 scoring-drought from the field.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Ducks have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Anteaters.

On the next K-State possession, Sneed snagged a one-handed rebound and dished it out to Diarra for a deep 3-pointer to bring the score to 66-64 with 1:03 remaining.

Irvine played the same style that propelled them to 30 wins in the regular season - they slowed down the pace, stifled the Wildcats on defense, and a balanced group of upperclassmen led a balanced attack on offense. The Anteaters are 31-5 on the season, 6-1 on a neutral floor, 21-13-1 against the spread and 18-17 with the over.

The Anteaters have a slight shooting advantage, hitting on just over 40-percent of its shots. In Friday's win, the Anteaters connected on nine 3-pointers and were 17 of 19 from the line. The Wildcats went eight of 27 from the three-point line, good for a 29.6 shooting percentage.

"Last Tuesday, talking about the now-31-5 Anteaters' chances in The Big Dance, Les accurately sounded the alarm to Kansas State and those to follow: "(Irvine) has the potential to not only play well in the tournament, but to win games and advance.

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