Recap: UC Irvine vs. High Point
Irvine, CA (Sports Network) - Will Davis II dropped in 32 points to go with 14 rebounds as the UC Irvine Anteaters defeated the High Point Panthers, 80-71, in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament at Bren Events Center.
Both Davis' point and rebound totals were career-highs for UC Irvine (21-15). Daman Starring and Chris McNealy added 11 points apiece for the Anteaters while Alex Young contributed 10.
Adam Weary had 18 points to lead High Point (17-14). Allan Chaney had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Corey Law nearly managed one himself with 11 points and nine boards.
Davis had 18 points in the first half as UC Irvine shot 46.7 percent from the field as a team and took a 37-29 lead into the locker room. High Point had just nine field goals in the period.
In the second half the Anteaters shot an even 50 percent from the field behind another 14 points from Davis to seal the victory.
Despite Davis' efforts the Anteaters still had a 40-37 deficit on the boards. High Point shot at just a 37.1 percent rate in the contest while UC Irvine made good on 48.3 percent from the field.Game Notes