Scores

Final

Alaska 53

(1-3, 0-1 away)

UC Irvine 87

(3-5, 3-1 home)

    10:05 PM ET, December 8, 2007

    Bren Events Center, Irvine, California

    1 2 T
    AKFB 25 2853
    UCI 43 4487

    Top Performers

    Alaska: M. Begojevic 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    UC Irvine: D. Fells 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    UC Irvine 87, Alaska-Fairbanks 53

    Associated Press

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP)- Patrick Sanders scored 11 of his 19 points in the first half to lead UC Irvine to an 87-53 victory over Alaska-Fairbanks on Saturday night.

    Darren Fells added 17 points and five rebounds and Brett Lauer scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers, as the Anteaters (3-5) ended a four-game losing streak.

    Irvine used a 17-0 run to open a 19-point lead with 9:07 left in the first half when Sanders made a pair of free throws to give Irvine a 31-12 lead.

    Sanders gave the Anteaters a 20-point lead with 5:16 left in the half when he took a behind-the-back pass from Michael Hunter and dunked it to make the score 37-17.

    Kevin Bland finished a coast-to-coast drive with a one-handed dunk to give Irvine a 32-point lead with 5:39 left in the game.

    Mladen Begojevic scored 19 points and Mike Titus added 15 to lead Alaska-Fairbanks (3-4). The Nanooks shot just 34 percent (17-of-50) from the floor.

    Irvine shot a season-best 58 percent (34-of-58).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKFB
    UCI
    Points 53 87
    FG Made-Attempted 17-50 (.340) 34-58 (.586)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 11-18 (.611)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 8-13 (.615)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 37

    2007-08 Season

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