Javon Borum made a 12-foot baseline jumper to knot the score at 60 with 5:00 remaining and Austin scored from 15 feet out on the right wing with 3:56 left to give the Highlanders a 62-60 edge, their first lead since 20-19.
But Irvine, which produced its last four field goals from beyond the three-point line, held strong.
“We didn’t wilt when they came back at us,” Douglass said. “We put as many minutes together as we have all year. We made some big threes and I thought Kevin Bland probably played one of his better ballgames in our last 10 or 20 games.
“It was a great team effort and an opportune time for us to come on the road and get a win in the middle of league … It’s very uplifting.”