Collin Welp scored 27 points and got 13 rebounds. UC Irvine defeated UC Riverside on Saturday night 73-67.
Riverside led at halftime at 39:35 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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