IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Greg Ethington scored a game-high 19
points to lead UC Irvine to a 75-62 victory over New Mexico State
on Tuesday night.
Irvine made four of its first eight shots to build a 10-0 lead
with 3:12 gone.
New Mexico State did not score until Byron Davis made a
3-pointer 3:23 into the game.
Lawrence's lay-up 25 seconds into the second half narrowed the
Aggies' deficit to 43-36, but Fitzgerald and Darren Fells scored
four points apiece during an 8-0 run that gave the Anteaters a
51-36 lead with 16:44 to play.
Irvine extended its lead to 19 points with 5:27 left.
New Mexico State committed 23 turnovers, 13 in the second half.