UC Irvine 58, Fresno St. 51

Chris McNealy scored 13 points, Alex Young had 12 and UC Irvine

rallied in the second half for a 58-51 victory over Fresno State on

Saturday night.

UC Irvine (5-6) trailed 23-19 at halftime and was behind by as

many as 10. The Anteaters battled back by going on a 22-12 run

capped by a pair of free throws by Daman Starring to tie it at 44

with 5:38 remaining.

After Alex Young tied it at 51 with a jumper, Starring took

over, hitting a jumper and a pair of free throws to put UC Irvine

out front for good.

Will Davis II scored only six points for the Anteaters, but

grabbed 15 rebounds. Allen Huddleston led Fresno State (5-6) with

12 points.

Fresno State shot just 25.5 percent from the field and was 3 of

16 from the arc but did make 20 of 24 from the free-throw line and

forced 18 Anteater turnovers.