Jones scores 12 to lift UC Irvine over UC Davis 64-48
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Elston Jones had 12 points and 12 rebounds off the bench to lift UC Irvine to a 64-48 win over UC Davis on Thursday night, the Anteaters’ 10th straight victory.
Eyassu Worku had 10 points for UC Irvine (24-5, 12-1 Big West Conference). Jonathan Galloway added 10 rebounds.
Evan Leonard, who was second on the Anteaters in scoring coming into the contest with 11 points per game, shot only 20 percent in the game (1 of 5).
Matt Neufeld had 10 points for the Aggies (10-17, 6-7).
The Anteaters improve to 2-0 against the Aggies this season. UC Irvine defeated UC Davis 71-69 on Jan. 10. UC Irvine matches up against UC Riverside on the road on Saturday. UC Davis takes on Cal State Fullerton at home on Saturday.