No. 3 UC Riverside Defeats No. 7 Long Beach State In Women's Hoops Quarterfinals
Shorthanded No. 3 UC Riverside got a balanced scoring effort from its starters and held No. 7 Long Beach State at bay to claim a quarterfinal win in the 2019 Big West Tournament. The Highlanders advance to Honda Center for the semifinals on Friday against No. 2 Hawai'i.
Tahlia Garza scored off a beautiful pass from Lauren Saiki with 2.2 seconds left and the UC Irvine defense withstood a last-second CSUN three-point attempt to win the second Big West quarterfinal Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Anteaters now head to Honda Center to take on No. 1 UC Davis in a semifinal matchup Friday.