UC Irvine downs Morgan State 75-63
IRVINE, Calif. (AP)
Alex Young scored 18 points Thursday night and UC Irvine beat Morgan State 75-63.
Will Davis II and John Ryan each scored 14 and Mamadou Ndiaye added 12 as UC Irvine (8-7) outshot Morgan State (3-10) from the field 55.8 to 37.5 percent. Davis also grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Bears jumped to an 8-0 lead, but the Anteaters replied with a 9-0 run and the lead changed hands three more times until Young hit back-to-back 3-pointers, sparking a 10-0 run for a 32-26 UC Irvine halftime lead.
The Anteaters steadily pulled away in the second half as Davis became more assertive, scoring back-to-back buckets at 11:41 for a 53-35 lead, and Ryan stepped up to score 13 points in the half.