SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) George Willborn III posted 17 points as UC Riverside defeated Cal Poly 61-49 on Saturday night.
Arinze Chidom had 14 points and seven rebounds for UC Riverside (15-14, 5-8 Big West Conference), which snapped its five-game losing streak. Dominick Pickett added six rebounds.
Cal Poly scored 16 first-half points, a season low for the team.
Colby Rogers had 17 points for the Mustangs (7-20, 4-9), who have now lost four games in a row.
Junior Ballard, the Mustangs' leading scorer coming into the matchup at 13 points per game, failed to make a shot (0 of 7).
The Highlanders improve to 2-0 against the Mustangs for the season. UC Riverside defeated Cal Poly 97-64 on Jan. 23. UC Riverside plays UC Santa Barbara at home on Thursday. Cal Poly plays UC Irvine at home on Thursday.
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