• October 31, 2020
 UC Irvine Anteaters bite Kent State 74-68 in 1st round of Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational

UC Irvine Anteaters bite Kent State 74-68 in 1st round of Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational

Sophomore forward Collin Welp had 18 points as UC Irvine got past Kent State 74-68 in the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Monday.

Junior center Brad Greene added a career-high 16 points for the Anteaters, while Evan Leonard chipped in 15. Eyassu Worku had six assists for UC Irvine.

The Anteaters took a 12-2 lead to start the first half, but Kent State fought back to pull to within four with 7:14 remaining. UC Irvine went into the locker room with a double-digit lead at 40-29 and came out firing on all cylinders to take a commanding 50-33 lead in the second half.

Although the Golden Flashes outscored UC Irvine 39-34 in the second half, it would not be enough as the Anteaters defeated Kent State for the first-time ever.

Gallery by Ruben R. Ramirez – El Paso Herald Post

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