UC Riverside 91, Whittier 62

December 19, 2012

Davin Guinn scored 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, and UC Riverside recovered from one of the worst offensive performances in school history with a 91-62 victory over Division III program Whittier on Tuesday night.

Steven Jones, Josh Fox and Chris Harriel added 14 points apiece and Chris Patton had 12 for the Highlanders (3-8), who set a school record for fewest points in the shot-clock era and shot 19 percent from the field in Saturday's 70-26 loss to USC. They had more than doubled that total by halftime Tuesday, leading 53-19 and coasting from there.

UC Riverside came into the game averaging 79 points in its two wins but just 49 points in its eight losses.

Phillip Thomas scored 19 points to lead the Poets, who treated the game as an exhibition on their schedule. The game was the first meeting between the schools since 1977.