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College Roundup: UC Irvine men’s basketball rally falls short against Harvard

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UC Irvine guard Eyassu Worku, shown playing against Colorado on Nov. 18, led the Anteaters with 21 points in Saturday’s loss at Harvard.
(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Senior guard Eyassu Worku had 21 points for the UC Irvine men’s basketball team in a 77-73 nonconference loss at Harvard on Saturday.

Collin Welp added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Anteaters (8-8), for his third career double-double. Evan Leonard and Tommy Rutherford each scored 14 points.

UC Irvine cut a 19-point second-half deficit down to two points before falling short.

The Anteaters return to action when they host Hawaii in their Big West Conference opener Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

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