RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Evan Leonard scored 14 points and Collin Welp added 13 more off the bench as UC Irvine cruised to its 11th straight win Saturday night, a 68-47 victory over UC Riverside that clinched the Big West Conference regular-season crown.
The Anteaters will be the No. 1 seed into the conference tournament.
UC Irvine built a nine-point lead by intermission and limited the Highlanders to just 20 second-half points.
Jonathan Galloway grabbed 11 rebounds and Elston Jones grabbed another 10 off the bench for the Anteaters (25-5, 13-1). UC Irvine shot 26 of 55 from the field (47.3 percent), including 4 of 19 from distance.
Braxton leads St. Francis (Pa.) over Sacred Heart 72-65
Keith Braxton had 24 points and 10 rebounds as St. Francis (Pa.) defeated Sacred Heart 72-65 on Saturday night.
Abilene Christian cruises past Southeastern Louisiana 76-55
Joe Pleasant registered 12 points and seven rebounds as Abilene Christian easily beat Southeastern Louisiana 76-55 on Saturday night.
Arizona State pulls away to beat Utah 83-64
Rob Edwards scored 24 points, Remy Martin added 20 and Arizona State pulled away to beat Utah 83-64 Saturday night.