Scores

Final

UC Irvine 70

(6-5, 3-2 away)

E Washington 61

(5-4, 4-1 home)

5:05 PM ET, December 15, 2013

Reese Court, Cheney, Washington

1 2 T
UCI 29 4170
EWU 31 3061

Top Performers

UC Irvine: M. Ndiaye 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

Eastern Washington: D. Brandon 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Blk

UC Irvine pulls away from Eastern Washington 70-61

Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. -- Luke Nelson scored 13 points off the bench to lead UC Irvine to a 70-61 win over Eastern Washington Sunday.

UC Irvine (6-5) used a 12-3 run to jump out to a 22-13 first-half lead. Eastern Washington (5-4) responded, taking the 31-29 lead on an Ognjen Miljkovic layup with 24 seconds left in the half.

The Anteaters came out strong in the second half, retaking the lead and pushing it to double figures with 10:50 remaining.

The Eagles would cut the lead to four multiple times, but Irvine always had the answer. A late 7-0 run extended the lead back to 68-56 with just less than a minute.

Will Davis II scored 12 points for Irvine, and Mamadou Ndiaye added 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.

Tyler Harvey led the Eagles with 15 points. EWU finished a woeful 33.3 percent from the field while Irvine shot 49.1 percent.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCI
EWU
Points 70 61
FG Made-Attempted 27-55 (.491) 21-63 (.333)
3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 9-27 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 10-19 (.526)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Nov 24, 2013 @UCI 81, EWU 58Recap
» Dec 15, 2013 UCI 70, @EWU 61Recap