Keeler leads Cal Poly-SLO past UC Irvine 73-69

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)—Lorenzo Keeler had 27 points, six assists and five rebounds as Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo rallied for a 73-69 victory over UC Irvine in the first round of the Big West Conference tournament Wednesday night.

Keeler also made 16 of 18 free throws for the sixth-seeded Mustangs (12-18), who will play third-seeded Long Beach State in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Darren Moore scored 19 points and Eric Wise added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the seventh-seeded Anteaters (14-18).

The loss might be the last game for Irvine coach Pat Douglass, whose contract expires after this season. Douglass compiled a 197-191 record in 13 seasons at the school.

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 Top Performers
 UC Irvine
Eric Wise Eric Wise
7-13,  14 Pts
10 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Cal Poly
Lorenzo Keeler Lorenzo Keeler
5-15,  27 Pts
5 Rebs, 6 Assists

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