San Jose State Upsets Irvine

UC Irvine figured it finally had found a way to stop San Jose State forward Olivier Saint-Jean, who picked up two fouls in the first 52 seconds and had only two first-half points.

But Saint-Jean scored 24 points in the second half as the Spartans rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to upset the Anteaters, 71-67, Saturday night in a Big West tournament semifinal game at the Lawlor Events Center.

San Jose State (12-16) meets Utah State (18-14) in the tournament championship today at noon (ESPN, delayed, 2 p.m.).

The Anteaters, who had their best conference season in a decade with an 11-7 second-place finish, end their season at 15-12.

Big West player of the year Raimonds Miglinieks scored 19 points and Paul Foster 17 for Irvine.

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