Maurice Pullum scored 33 points and Cal-Riverside used an NCAA-record 21 three-point field goals Sunday night to upset No. 4 Iowa 110-92 in the championship game of the Chaminade Christmas Classic.
In other games, St. Louis dumped Eastern Washington 84-71 for third place, Miami (Fla.) edged Old Dominion 77-76 for fifth place and Eastern Illinois routed host Chaminade 74-52 for seventh place.Cal-Riverside, a Division II team, made 21 of 36 three-point tries to break the previous record of 18 set by Division II Cal State-Sacramento against Cal State-Hayward on Dec. 15, 1987. The Division I record is 17, set by Oklahoma vs. Nebraska on Feb. 21, 1987.
Iowa was four of 14 from three-point range, and the combined total of 25 three-pointers in the game tied the record established by Oklahoma and Nebraska.
Cal-Riverside, 9-1, led 50-46 at the half and hit three consecutive long range shots after intermission to jump out to a 59-46 lead.
Iowa, 10-1, went on an 11-0 run with 5:32 left to close within 90-82, but three-pointers by Pullum and Chris Jackson sandwiched around a layup by Chris Ceballos helped the Highlanders move in front 98-84.
B.J. Armstrong had 21 points to lead the Hawkeyes while Ed Horton had 20 points and 16 rebounds. Ray Thompson contributed 19 points and Roy Marble had 17 points.