Saint Mary's beats UC Irvine 70-60 for sixth straight win
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Emmett Naar had 15 points and five assists to help Saint Mary's beat UC Irvine 70-60 on Sunday night for their sixth straight victory.
Saint Mary's started the second half on a 10-1 run, capped by Kyle Clark's 3-pointer. Dane Pineau made consecutive 3s for a 58-43 lead.
Pineau finished with 14 points for Saint Mary's (6-0), which made 9 of 17 3-pointers. Clark and Joe Rahon each had 10 points. Clark made three 3-pointers and Rahon had nine assists.
Aaron Wright paced UC Irvine (6-3) with 14 points. Mamadou Ndiaye had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and Luke Nelson added 10 points.
Saint Mary's shot 62.5 percent in the first half and held a 34-31 lead. Seven of UC Irvine's 11 first-half field goals were from 3-point range. The Anteaters finished 9 of 24 from distance.