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NCAA Game Summary - UC Riverside at Cal Poly



(Saturday, February 22nd)

Final Score: Cal Poly 69, UC Riverside 64

San Luis Obispo, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Led by a game-high 22 points from Chris Eversley, the Cal Poly Mustangs outlasted the UC Riverside Highlanders, 69-64, in a Big West Conference clash at Mott Gymnasium.

Eversley shot 3-of-4 from 3-point range and 9-of-10 at the free-throw line for Cal Poly (10-16, 6-7 Big West), which had lost six of its previous seven. Michael Bolden and Dave Nwaba scored 13 points apiece for the hosts.

For UCR (8-19, 3-10), losers of five straight, Steven Thornton poured in 21 points on 8-of-9 field goal shooting, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Sam Finley came off the bench to score 16 and Chris Patton tallied 14 points and eight rebounds.

Cal Poly shot just 27.6 percent from the field in the first half, compared to 44.4 percent for UCR, but the Mustangs still took a 29-26 lead into intermission after attempting 11 more field goals than their opponent in the opening 20 minutes.

The Mustangs never surrendered their lead after halftime, going up by as many as 11 down the stretch. The Highlanders brought their deficit to just three in the final minute but could not complete the comeback.

Cal Poly outscored UCR at the free-throw line, 27-16, and it shot 8-of-15 from 3-point range, compared to just 4-of-12 for the Highlanders.

02/23 01:29:13 ET

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6th
KAN 7
SFG 2
 
Final
ORL 89
HOU 90
Final
BOS 100
BRK 86
Final
NYK 103
WAS 100
4th
MEM 96
CLE 92
 
Final
MIL 91
MIN 110
 
4th
SAN 82
ATL 100
 
2nd
LAL 26
POR 20
 
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LAC
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OTT 0
TOR 0
3rd
PIT 3
PHI 4
 
1st Intermission
EDM 1
WAS 1
 
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