Cal Poly pulls away for 66-50 win over UC Irvine

The Associated Press

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) David Hanson had 16 points and 12 rebounds while Will Taylor also scored 16 as Cal Poly defeated UC Irvine 66-50 Thursday night.

Chris Eversley added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Mustangs (11-6, 2-2 Big West), who committed just seven turnovers and outrebounded Irvine 43-34.

Daman Starring led the Anteaters (6-11, 3-2) with 15 points and nine rebounds. Will Davis added 13 points.

Taylor scored the first basket of the second half to break a 24-24 tie and Cal Poly led the rest of the way. Derick Flowers hit a 3-pointer to pull Irvine within 43-39 with 10:58 remaining, but the Mustangs went on an 11-2 run over the next seven minutes to pull away.

The Mustangs shot 43 percent from the field, while Irvine was at 36 percent.