Leonard scores 22 to carry UC Irvine past Cal Poly 82-76
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Evan Leonard had a season-high 22 points as UC Irvine beat Cal Poly 82-76 on Thursday night to clinch the Big West Conference championship, the first time ever the Anteaters claimed back-to-back titles .
Worku made 3 of 4 free throws in the final minute before Leonard drained the two clinchers with 12 seconds left.
UC Irvine defeated Cal Poly 74-67 on Jan. 25. UC Irvine faces UC Santa Barbara at home on Saturday. Cal Poly takes on Long Beach State on the road next Thursday.