Martin leads UC Irvin to 63-52 win over South Dakota State
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Jaron Martin had 17 points and Eyassu Worku added a career-high 15 points as UC Irvine beat South Dakota State 63-52 in the Pentagon Showcase on Friday night.
Martin was 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. Jonathan Galloway added nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds for UC Irvine (3-2), which also beat South Dakota State 73-58 in the second game of the season.
The Anteaters had a 25-6 run late in the first half to go ahead 30-18 and took a 33-20 lead into the break. They pushed that to 53-37 with 3:41 remaining and coasted to the victory.
UCI limited the Jackrabbits to 14-of-55 (25.5 percent) shooting. The Anteaters converted 15 offensive rebounds into 16 second-chance points.
Mike Daum, who made 11 of 12 free throws, led South Dakota State (1-5) with 23 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. Reed Tellinghuisen added 11 points and A.J. Hess scored 10.