IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Aaron Fitzgerald made four free throws in
the final 18.4 seconds to give UC Irvine a 70-67 victory over Drake
on Saturday night.
Fitzgerald had with 11 points and seven assists. Nic Campbell
led the Anteaters (15-11) with 20 points and Ross Schraeder added
18 points.Chris Bryant scored 11 for the Bulldogs (12-16), who have lost
eight of 10, six of the defeats coming by four points or less.Irvine began the second half with a 15-4 run to build a 53-35
lead with 13:34 to play. But Drake made 11 of its next 17 shots and
narrowed the deficit to 66-65 on Leonard Houston's driving layup
with 2:10 remaining.Fitzgerald's four free throws gave the Anteaters their
three-point final margin.The Bulldogs' Brent Heemskerk had a chance to tie the game but
badly missed a 3-pointer as time expired.