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UC Davis earns first NCAA Tournament bid

(TSX / STATS) -- Senior guard Brynton Lemar scored 20 points, including the tiebreaking layup, as UC Davis posted a 50-47 victory over UC Irvine on Saturday night to win the Big West title game at Anaheim, Calif., and reach the NCAA Tournament for the first in school history.

Senior guard Luke Nelson recorded 14 points and eight rebounds for the top-seeded UC Irvine (21-14).

Lemar's layup gave the second-seeded Aggies (22-12) a 44-42 edge with 2:13 remaining and he added two free throws 43 seconds later to cap a 9-0 run. Lemar later scored a pivotal basket with 13.1 seconds left to again make it a four-point lead.

Points: L. Nelson16.9
Rebounds: J. Galloway7.6
Assists: J. Martin3.1
FG%: J. Martin43.8%
FT%: No qualifiers
3P%: L. Nelson43.2%
Steals: L. Nelson1.7
Blocks: J. Galloway1.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Big West Standings
  W-L W-L
UC Irvine 12-4 21-15
UC Davis 11-5 23-13
Cal State Fullerton 10-6 17-15
Long Beach State 9-7 15-19
Hawaii 8-8 14-16
CSUN 7-9 11-19
Cal Poly 6-10 11-20
UC Riverside 5-11 7-21
UC Santa Barbara 4-12 6-22
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