Evan Leonard hit all 10 of his free throws and scored 19 points and UC Irvine rallied for a 76-73 victory over San Diego on Tuesday night in a season opener for both teams.
Tommy Rutherford scored 16 on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor for the Anteaters, while Collin Welp scored 13.
Braun Hartfield topped the Toreros with 17 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Marion Humphrey added 14 points, while Joey Calcaterra scored 12 but missed all six of his 3-point tries.
San Diego led by 14 points at halftime before being outscored 42-25 after intermission.
San Diego travels to Long Beach State on Saturday. UC Irvine will play at Pepperdine on Saturday.