Senior Joel Awich had 19 points as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team opened the Jim Maui Invitational Regional Round with 73-64 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday.
Senior guard David Nwaba added 16 points for Cal Poly (2-2), who forced 16 turnovers and held Austin Peay scoreless in the final five minutes and 55 seconds. The Mustangs shot 48.3 percent in the second half, and have reached at least 70 points in all four games this season.
Jaylen Shead chipped in 10 points to help the Mustangs advance to the championship game, where they will face either Northern Colorado or UMBC on Sunday.
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