10:52 PM PST, November 21, 2012
UC Irvine 65, Sam Houston State 63 (OT)
HUNTSVILLE, Tex. — Junior Chris McNealy scored a team-high 16 points to go with seven assists for the Anteaters (3-3) in the Progressive Legends Classic Subregional game at Sam Houston State Wednesday night.
McNealy earned all-tournament team honors. He scored all five Anteater points in the extra session and his three-point play with 1:20 left gave UCI a 63-61 lead.
Darius Gatson's basket with 13 seconds left in overtime and a free throw by him with 6.3 seconds remaining lifted Sam Houston State to the win. UCI freshman Alex Young's three-point attempt from the left side as the clock wound down fell short.
Senior Adam Folker had 13 rebounds along with seven points for the Anteaters, and sophomore Will Davis tied his career high with 12 boards and had six points and four blocked shots.
UCI, which battled back from a 15-4 deficit nine minutes into the game, hit just 11 of 25 free throws in the game, including 8 of 19 in the second half.
Sam Houston State is 3-3.
UCI travels to Malibu to face Pepperdine Saturday night at 7.
Vanguard 77, Central Methodist 62
FULLERTON — Preston Wynne scored a game-high 32 points, as the Lions wrapped up play in the Hope Classic at Hope International University Wednesday.
Chris Gorman added 18 points and Tayor Kelly finished with 10 points for Vanguard (5-2). Wynne also grabbed nine rebounds.
Central Methodist is 5-4.