California Riverside vs Cal State Fullerton

Cal St-Fullerton trumps UC Riverside 78-73

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FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Michael Williams scored 21 points to lead Cal State-Fullerton over UC Riverside 78-73 Thursday night.

Cal State-Fullerton (6-9, 1-0 Big West) got 13 points apiece from Steve McClellen and Alex Harris, Josh Gentry scored 12 and Marquis Horne added 11. McClellen pulled down 12 rebounds for the Titans, four on the offensive boards.

UC Riverside (5-10, 0-1) was led by Taylor Johns' 21 points and 10 rebounds. Steven Thornton had 14 points for the Highlanders, while Sam Finley added 13 points.

CSF ran out to a 7-point halftime lead at 36-29, using a 12-0 run in the middle of the stanza. Riverside went 5:25 without a point and trailed by 10 until Chris Patton's layup at 9:14, then scored the final six points of the half to get within striking distance.

Riverside got the lead to two with 23 seconds, but Fullerton made six consecutive free throws to ice it.

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Scoreboard
California Riverside (5-10)294473
Cal State Fullerton (6-9) «364278

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UCSB0-08-233
UC Davis0-07-227
Hawaii0-06-2201
CSFullerton0-06-3144
LBSU0-05-789
Cal Poly0-04-6242
UC Irvine0-04-8197
UC Riverside0-03-6260
CSNorthridge 0-01-8349
 
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