RIVERSIDE, California — Jaylen Bland scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and hit a pair of late free throws on Saturday to cap UC Riverside's 48-44 comeback win over Cal Poly.
The Higlanders (14-13, 7-6 Big West) trailed 41-34 with 11:04 left but outscored Cal Poly 10-0 over the next 10½ minutes to take the lead for good.
Joel Awich made 1 of 2 free throws with 26 seconds left to end the Mustangs scoring drought. Nick Gruninger answered with two from the foul line to put Riverside up 46-42 with 21 seconds left, and Michael Bolden and Bland traded free throws in the final seconds.
Gruninger finished with 10 points for the Highlanders who won their third straight.