Cal Poly men's basketball team falls at UC Irvine

Mustangs drop into a third-place tie with Anteaters and Hawaii with loss

sports@thetribunenews.comJanuary 30, 2013 

The Cal Poly men’s basketball team blew a four-point halftime lead in a 52-45 loss at UC Irvine on Wednesday night, dropping the Mustangs into a third-place tie with the Anteaters and Hawaii in the Big West Conference standings.

Cal Poly (9-10, 5-4) was led offensively by Chris Eversley, who had 15 points, four rebounds and a team-high three assists, and Drake U’u, who had eight points and eight rebounds.

The Mustangs struggled at the free-throw line, shooting 10 for 19 for a 52.6 percent mark. U’u missed five consecutive free throws to end the game, finishing 4 of 11 from the foul line.

Dylan Royer added six points and six rebounds for Cal Poly, which defeated Irvine 72-67 at home Jan. 5.

Adam Folker had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Anteaters (11-11, 5-4), and Daman Starring added 12 points.

Big West Basketball standings

Big West games All games

W L    W L   

Long Beach 8 1 12 8

Pacific 6 2 12 8

Cal Poly 5 4 9 10

Hawaii 5 4 11 9

UC Irvine 5 4 11 11

UC Davis 4 4 8 11

CS Fullerton 4 4 11 9

UCSB 3 6 7 13

UC Riverside 2 6 5 15

Northridge 1 8 10 11

Wednesday’s Games

UC Irvine 52, Cal Poly 45; Long Beach State 57, UC Santa Barbara 55.

Today’s Games

Hawaii at UC Riverside; Cal State Northridge at Cal State Fullerton,

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