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Warriors come up short at UC Irvine, 74-60

Photo courtesy Shane Rodrigues

Collin Welp scored 18 points and Brad Greene grabbed 21 rebounds to lead UC Irvine to a 74-60 win over Hawai’i in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game on Saturday.

A crowd of 2,938 at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif., watched the Anteaters improve to 9-8 overall and 1-0 in the Big West. The Rainbow Warriors dropped to 10-6 and 1-1.

Samuta Avea led Hawai’i with 14 points, and Eddie Stansberry added 11. However, both players shot inconsistently, as did the entire team. Avea was 5 for 15 from the field, and Stansberry was 3 for 13. The Warriors shot 35.1 percent (20 for 57) from the field and 55 percent (11 for 20) on free throws.

The Anteaters jumped to a 39-25 lead at intermission, and stayed in front the entire second half. Hawai’i got as close as four midway through the second half, but UCI pulled away down the stretch.

The Anteaters shot 40.6 percent from the field, and won the rebounding battle, 49-34.

More details will be posted as it becomes available.

Big West Conference
Saturday’s Results

Long Beach State 55, at UC Santa Barbara 52
at UC Riverside 65, Cal State Fullerton 59
at Cal Poly 74, CSUN 56
at UC Irvine 74, Hawai’i 60

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