Cal State Fullerton turns back UC Irvine 72-61

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IRVINE, Calif. (AP)—Gerard Anderson and Orane Chin had double-doubles Wednesday night to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 72-61 victory over UC Irvine.

Anderson had 19 points and 10 rebounds while Chin had 14 points and 10 boards for the Titans (12-11, 6-5 Big West), who have won four of their last five. Aaron Thompson hit three 3-pointers as part of his 15-point night.

Eric Wise scored 19 points for the Anteaters (10-15, 3-8), who have dropped five of their last six. Darren Moore added 14 points and Michael Hunter 13.

The Titans, who won the rebounding battle 42-29, led 28-24 at halftime.

UC Irvine gained a 32-31 lead on Moore’s basket with 15:16 left. But Anderson converted a three-point play with 13:46 left as the Titans went ahead 34-32 and never trailed again.

The victory gave Cal State Fullerton a season sweep. The Titans lead the series 49-41.

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