BJ Shearry had 10 points for the Highlanders (4-5), who had 12 players see action, with 11 scoring.
Tyler Hunt scored 11 points and Samuel Allen 10 for the Division III Banana Slugs (3-6), who shot 33.3 percent (10 for 30) from the floor in the first half.
UC Riverside shot 65.6 percent (21 for 32) en route to a 47-25 halftime lead.
For the game, the Highlanders enjoyed a 38-26 rebounding advantage and outscored UC Santa Cruz 54-28 in the paint.
- Sports & Recreation/Basketball
- Sports & Recreation
- UC Riverside
- UC Santa Cruz
- Kevin Bradshaw