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UC Irvine Anteaters vs Cal Poly Mustangs Recap - UC Irvine Wins 82-76

UC Irvine got 22 points from Evan Leonard en route to a 82-76 victory over Cal Poly on Thursday at Robert A. Mott Gym.

UC Irvine won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -11.5-point spread.

Eyassu Worku had 18 points for UC Irvine and Tommy Rutherford chipped in with 16 points. Eyassu Worku had 5 assists for them, while John Edgar Jr. was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Cal Poly got 13 points from Colby Rogers in a losing cause and another 13 points from Junior Ballard. Job Alexander contributed 5 assists for them, while Nolan Taylor had 4 rebounds.

UC Irvine led at halftime, 40-36.

The rebound battle favored UC Irvine as they grabbed 28 boards, while Cal Poly only had 23

UC Irvine looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the UC-Santa Barbara. Cal Poly will aim to get back on the winning track at Long Beach State.