Welps double-double helps carry UC Riverside past UC Irvine

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – Collin Welp scored 27 points and scored 13 rebounds. UC Irvine def.UC Riverside 73-67 …

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – Collin Welp scored 27 points and scored 13 rebounds. UC Irvine defeated UC Riverside on Saturday night 73-67.

Riverside led 39-35 at halftime and extended their lead when Arinze Chidom scored a layup and Zyon Pullin buried a 3-pointer.

Irvine (11-7, 7-3 Big West Conference) responded with an 11-0 run, and Welp’s chase in the end brought the anteaters to 46:44. After the lead changed hands, Welps layup made it 4:18 left on 63-61 and Irvine led the rest of the way.

Chidom scored 17 points for the Highlanders (9-5, 5-3) and Dominick Pickett 10.

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