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UC Irvine vs UC San Diego Final: 75-64 - Recap

UC Irvine grabbed a 75-64 win over UC San Diego on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Collin Welp at Bren Events Center.

UC Irvine did not, however, defeat UC San Diego against the spread, which closed at -13.0 at most sportsbooks.

Dawson Baker had 18 points for UC Irvine and DJ Davis chipped in with 9 points. Andre Henry had 3 assists for them, while Collin Welp was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

UC San Diego got a 28-point performance from Hugh Baxter, who was supported by 10 points from Bryce Pope. Mikey Howell had 8 assists in a losing cause for UC San Diego, while Toni Rocak grabbed 9 rebounds.

UC Irvine trailed at halftime, 28-24.

UC Irvine had a 35-29 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

UC Irvine heads into a battle against Long Beach State. UC San Diego, meanwhile, will have their next action against Cal State-Fullerton.