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College Roundup: UC Irvine men’s basketball breaks Bren Events Center scoring record

UC Irvine guard Evan Leonard (14) shoots in front of Cal State Fullerton forward Arkim Robertson (13
UC Irvine guard Evan Leonard (14), seen against Cal State Fullerton in the Big West men’s basketball tournament championship in Anaheim on March 10, 2018, scored a team-high 22 points in the Anteaters’ 120-63 nonconference win over Pacific Union on Saturday.
(Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

The UC Irvine men’s basketball team defeated Pacific Union 120-63, which set a record for points scored inside of the Anteaters’ home venue of the Bren Events Center in Saturday’s nonconference game.

Evan Leonard scored a team-high 22 points to go with six rebounds and three blocked shots. Tommy Rutherford added 21 points, four rebounds and three assists for UCI (6-5).

Former Los Alamitos High standout Eyassu Worku scored 10 points, becoming the 29th player in program history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark for their career.

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