FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — D.J. Seeley scored 27 points and Kwame Vaughn had 24 as Cal State Fullerton defeated UC Irvine 100-94 Thursday night.
Vaughn was 12 of 13 from the free-throw line, while Seeley hit all four of his 3-point attempts while going 7 for 8 at the line. As a team, the Titans (16-7, 8-3 Big West) hit 31 of 35 free throws and shot 54 percent from the floor.
Daman Starring had 22 points and Will Davis 20 for UC Irvine (9-15, 5-6), which also shot 54 percent and lost despite making 9 of 20 3-pointers and 19 of 22 free throws.
Fullerton trailed by nine points early in the second half before taking the lead on a three-point play by Vaughn with 10:27 remaining. That was part of a 15-4 run that put the Titans ahead to stay.
The Anteaters pulled within 89-88 with 2:44 left, but Fullerton hit 11 straight free throws to close out the game.