UC Irvine beats NAIA’s Life Pacific in home opener, 98-52
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Collin Welp and Aiden Krause came off the bench to score 18 and 15 points, respectively, and lead UC Irvine to a 98-52 win over the NAIA’s Life Pacific in the Anteaters’s home opener Tuesday night.
The Anteaters bounced back after having their nine-game road win streak snapped with a 77-73 loss at Pepperdine last week. The last time UC Irvine lost a road game was December 29, 2018 at Pacific.
Brad Greene scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Eyassu Worku scored a dozen points and dished seven assists. UC Irvine hit 39 of 72 from the field (54.2 and held a 54-24 advantage on the boards.
Colin Cunniff had 10 points for Life Pacific and was the lone scorer to reach double figures.
The Anteaters play at Boise State Friday.