RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Phil Martin scored 21 points and UC Riverside defeated UC Irvine 75-66 on Saturday night.
Martin made 8 of 14 shots for the Highlanders (11-18, 6-10), who also got 11 points each from B.J. Shearry and Kareem Nitoto.
Eric Wise scored 20 points and Darren Moore added 14 for the Anteaters (13-18, 6-10 Big West), who trailed 43-31 at halftime.
UC Riverside made 29 of 60 shots while UC Irvine connected on 23 of 60. The Highlanders controlled the boards, outrebounding the Anteaters 44-32 as Shearry had nine.
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