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UC Irvine jumps out early, beats UT Rio Grande Valley 85-74

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Max Hazzard scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half as UC Irvine jumped out early and cruised to an 85-74 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night.

The Anteaters opened on a 14-1 run, built a 36-19 halftime lead and led by 20 points with about five minutes left. Hazzard hit four 3-pointers in the first half and finished 6 of 7 from distance.

Evan Leonard added 14 points for UC Irvine (12-4). Elston Jones had 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Robert Cartwright chipped in with 11 points.

Tyson Smith scored 16 points and Greg Bowie II added 13 to lead UT Rio Grande Valley (8-8). The duo made six of the Vaqueros' seven 3-pointers.

UC Irvine (12-4) snapped a two-game skid and opens Big West Conference play hosting UC Davis on Jan. 10. UTRGV has lost four of its last five and begins it Western Athletic Conference schedule at Cal Baptist on Saturday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Vaqueros 8-8 195574
home team logo Anteaters 12-4 364985
Team Stats
away team logo Vaqueros 8-8 70.8 PPG 36.4 RPG 13.3 APG
home team logo Anteaters 12-4 72.8 PPG 43.5 RPG 13.1 APG
Key Players
3
T. Winn III 12.5 PPG 4.6 RPG 1.6 APG 44.6 FG%
2
M. Hazzard 12.7 PPG 2.0 RPG 2.1 APG 41.6 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB