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Fullerton Offense Is Too Much for UCSB

From Associated Press

Ralphy Holmes scored 20 points Saturday to lead host Cal State Fullerton to a 68-59 Big West Conference victory over UC Santa Barbara in a matchup of the conferences’ top offensive and defensive teams.

Holmes scored six points in a 15-0 Fullerton run, turning a close game into a 55-38 Titan lead with 8 minutes 58 seconds remaining.

Jamaal Brown added 13 points and a season-high 14 rebounds for Fullerton, and Yaphett King scored 14 points.

Fullerton (10-7, 5-4 Big West) averages 77 points in conference play, and UCSB (7-11, 4-6) has given up an average of 58 points.

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Utah State 75, Long Beach State 44 -- David Pak scored a career-high 19 points and three other Utah State players scored in double figures in Long Beach.

Utah State (15-5, 6-3) shot 65% from the field in the first half and defeated the 49ers (3-16, 1-8) for the seventh straight time and 11 of the last 13.

Chris Jenkins led the 49ers with 10 points.

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UC Irvine 71, Idaho 70 -- Ross Schraeder scored all of his 17 points in the second half and made two free throws with 13.7 seconds left to give UC Irvine a home victory.

Schraeder made five of seven shots from three-point range. Aaron Fitzgerald added 16 points and Jeff Gloger scored 13 points for the Anteaters (10-7, 4-5), who have won four of their last five.

Dandrick Jones made 13 of 24 shots to finish with 31 points for the Vandals (7-13, 5-4).

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 90, UC Riverside 81 -- Center Phil Johnson and forward Jeff Enzweiler each scored 20 points, leading Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at Riverside.

The win ended an eight-game losing streak for Cal Poly (4-14, 2-8). UC Riverside (7-11, 3-6) suffered its first home conference loss this season.

Johnson and Enzweiler were just two of six Cal Poly players to score in double figures.

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Cal State Northridge 94, UC Davis 72 -- Davin White had 19 points and Ian Boylan 17 points for Cal State Northridge at Davis.

Sal Vance had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Matadors (10-9), who took charge early by forcing 15 turnovers and making 68% of their shots in the first half on the way to a 47-32 lead.

Northridge scored 18 consecutive points in the half with a trapping defense.

Fowzi Abdelsamad scored 25 points for the Aggies (8-11).


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