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Robinson Idehen has helped his UC Santa Barbara side to the Big West Tournament title, punching their ticket to the NCAA tournament in the process.
Idehen had 8 points, 5 rebounds and a steal in just 11 minutes in the Championship game, as his side knocked out UC Davis – featuring Brit duo Caleb Fuller and Ade Adebayo – in the tournament semi-finals.
Idehen, a former Barking Abbey player, adds the tournament title to the Big West regular season title, the team’s first since 2010 – Idehen went 5-5 for 12 points in the clinching game against Cal Poly.
UC Santa Barbara return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011, earning a No. 12 seed in the West Region, drawing No. 5 seed Creighton in the first round on Saturday.