UC Irvine 65, Long Beach State 57
IRVINE — Junior Camille Buckley had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the host Anteaters in the Big West Conference game on Thursday.
UCI (9-17, 5-9 in conference) has won four straight and is closing in on a bid to the eight-team Big West Tournament. Combined with UC Riverside's loss at UC Davis Thursday, UCI is in eighth place with four conference games remaining.
Kelly Meggs, who was four of eight from three-point range, had 14 points and four assists, while fellow guard Jennifer Tsurumoto had 10 points and five assists for the winners.
Long Beach State is 14-12, 7-7.