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UC Irvine wins 6th straight, beats Cal State Fullerton 60-53

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Max Hazzard scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half to help UC Irvine pull away and beat Cal State Fullerton 60-53 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.

It is the earliest an Anteaters (20-5, 8-1 Big West Conference) squad has reached the 20-win mark. It's the best start in coach Russell Turner's nine seasons, and the best since the 2000-01 team opened 21-3.

Hazzard was 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Jonathan Galloway added 14 points and 11 rebounds for UC Irvine.

Khalil Ahmad scored just nine of his 22 points in the second half for CSU Fullerton (9-13, 5-3), which had its five-game win streak snapped. Ahmad finished 8-of-21 shooting and missed all five of his 3-point attempts. Jackson Rowe added 10 points.

The Titans stretched their three-point halftime lead to 26-18. A 12-3 surge, capped by Collin Welp's 3-pointer, gave the Anteaters a 30-29 lead. CSU Fullerton tied it at 30, but Eyassu Worku answered with another 3 to spark an 11-2 run and UCI led the rest of the way. Hazzard hit consecutive 3s during the stretch.

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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 CSFullerton 9-13 213253
home team logo UC Irvine 20-5 184260
Team Stats
away team logo CSFullerton 9-13 71.7 PPG 36.3 RPG 12.0 APG
home team logo UC Irvine 20-5 72.3 PPG 43.3 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
14
K. Ahmad 18.2 PPG 4.0 RPG 1.3 APG 43.6 FG%
2
M. Hazzard 12.5 PPG 2.0 RPG 2.1 APG 41.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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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
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