LOS ANGELES (AP) Eyassu Worku scored 17 points, Collin Welp and Max Hazzard combined for 25 of their 27 in the second half and UC Irvine erased an 18-point deficit to defeat Cal State Northridge 74-68 on Saturday.
Northridge made 7 of 10 3-pointers and shot 63 percent to race to a 47-31 lead at the half. When Lamine Diane opened the second half with a jumper the Matadors had their biggest lead.
Welp hit a 3-pointer and Hazzard scored the next five in a 10-0 run and the Anteater deficit was down to 55-52 midway through the second half. Irvine then secured the win with a 14-0 run in the final five minutes, capped by Worku's free throws that made it 74-65 with 15 seconds to play.