Worku, Welp lift UC Irvine over UC Davis 80-65

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Eyassu Worku had 19 points to lead five UC Irvine players in double figures as the Anteaters topped UC Davis 80-65 on Thursday night.

Collin Welp added 16 points for the Anteaters. John Edgar Jr. chipped in 13, Tommy Rutherford scored 11 and Evan Leonard had 10. Welp also had 10 rebounds.

Elijah Pepper had 18 points for the Aggies (8-14, 2-4 Big West Conference). Stefan Gonzalez added 12 points. Ezra Manjon had 10 points and six assists.

Joe Mooney had four points despite coming into the contest as the Aggies’ leading scorer at 14 points per game. He was 0 of 4 from beyond the arc.

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UC Irvine (13-9, 5-1) plays Cal State Fullerton at home on Saturday. UC Davis matches up against Cal Poly at home on Saturday.

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