Senior Darren Moore had 15 points, senior Patrick Rembert added 12 and senior Pavol Losonsky chipped in 11 for the winners (3-3).
Rembert had four assists, four rebounds and two steals and Moore had four rebounds and four steals.
Sophomore guard Mike Wilder had eight points and a team-best nine rebounds, while Losonsky added six boards for UCI.
Senior Peter Simek tied a career-high with nine points for UCI, which visits the University of San Diego on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Pierce def. Orange Coast
WOODLAND HILLS — The visiting Pirates dropped a 25-14, 25-21, 25-13 decision in the Southern California Regional quarterfinals Saturday.
The loss ends the season for the defending state champions, who finish 16-6.
The Brahmas improve to 25-2.
UC Irvine def. Akron
IRVINE — Senior Juliane Piggott had 15 kills and 11 digs and freshman Shannon Fleming added a career-high 10 kills to help the host Anteaters post a 25-10, 25-23, 15-25, 25-19 nonconference triumph Saturday in the season finale at Crawford Court.
Freshman Mary Carls had a career-high 42 assists and sophomore Kristin Winkler had 16 digs for the winners (8-22).
Akron is 15-17.
MEN'S WATER POLO
UC Irvine 13, Pepperdine 7
STANFORD — Senior Brandon Johnson had three goals and his twin brother, senior Matt Johnson had nine saves to pace the Anteaters in the fifth-place semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament on Saturday at Stanford.
UCI (17-8) will meet UC Santa Barbara for fifth place today at 11:30 a.m.