BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Darren Moore scored 16 points and Eric Wise had his third straight double-double to lead UC Irvine to a 76-73 nonconference victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday night.
Wise had 15 points and tied his career high with 13 rebounds for the Anteaters (9-10), won their second straight game. Patrick Rembert added 10 points and a game-high five assists.
Donavan Bragg scored 27 points for the Roadrunners (8-10), who lost their fifth in a row. Stephon Carter added 17 points, including 14 in the second half. His 3-point attempt just before the final horn rimmed out.
Alex Johnson added 10 points, and Rashad Savage pulled down 16 rebounds.
Bragg hit a jumper and then two free throws to boost Cal State Bakersfield ahead 71-70 with 2:39 left. But Mike Wilder's 3-pointer with 2:29 to play lifted the Anteaters ahead for good at 73-71.