Scores

Final

Drake 67

(12-16, 5-11 MVC)

UC Irvine 70

(15-11, 10-3 Big West)

    10:05 PM ET, February 18, 2006

    Bren Events Center, Irvine, California

    1 2 T
    DRKE 31 3667
    UCI 38 3270

    Top Performers

    Drake: A. Keita 8 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Blk

    UC Irvine: N. Campbell 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    UC Irvine 70, Drake 67

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DRKE
    UCI
    Points 67 70
    FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 23-54 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 9-19 (.474)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 15-18 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 15

    2005-06 Season

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