UC Irvine 85, S. Utah 75
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) _ Although Kevin Simmons scored only one basket, he hit 11 free throws as UC Irvine beat Southern Utah 85-75 Tuesday night.
Brian Keefe scored 24 points, 9 of 13, to lead UCI (11-7). Simmons only managed 1 of 14 baskets but made up for it by hitting 11 of 14 free throws. Shaun Battle added 15 points. Simmons and Paul Foster had 13 points apiece.
Raimonds Miglinieks, the NCAA assists leader and UC Irvine senior guard, had 11 to raise his average to 8.8 per game.
Daryl Christopher led Southern Utah (11-10) with 20 points, including 4 of 5 three-pointers. Jon Gaines added 15 points. Don Faux and Reggie Ingram each had 13 points and Faux added 16 rebounds.
In the final two minutes, Shaun Battle scored five straight and UC Irvine players hit 7 of 8 free throws to clinch the win.