SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP)Dawson Baker had 20 points and UC Irvine scored the final five points to hand Cal Poly its 16th straight loss 59-56 on Monday night.
Baker made two 3-pointers and all six of his free throws for the Anteaters (20-8, 13-3 Big West Conference). Dean Keeler finished with 11 points and five rebounds.
Alimamy Koroma led the Mustangs (7-22, 1-16) with 15 points. Camren Pierce added 14 points and six rebounds for Cal Poly. Brantly Stevenson had 10 points.
Stevenson sank a jumper with 2:05 remaining to give Cal Poly a 56-54 lead, but the Mustangs didn’t score again. Baker hit back-to-back jumpers in the final 92 seconds and Andre Henry made 1 of 2 foul shots to close out the win for UC Irvine.
Up next for UC Irvine is a matchup Thursday with UC San Diego at home. Cal Poly hosts UC Davis on Saturday.
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