UC Irvine vs Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara 74, UC Irvine 71

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Alan Williams converted a three-point play with 7 seconds left, giving UC Irvine a 74-71 victory over UC Irvine on Thursday night.

Williams hit a jumper and was fouled by Chris McNealy, then hit the ensuing free throw to put the Gauchos (5-8, 1-1 Big West) up by three. Taran Brown then blocked Alex Young's shot in the final seconds to seal the victory and snap UCSB's three-game losing streak.

UCSB got all but 11 of its points from three players - a career-high-tying 23 from Kyle Boswell, 22 from Williams and 18 from Brown. Williams added 10 rebounds.

Daman Starring led the Anteaters (7-8, 1-1) with 21 points, and Young scored 18. Adam Folker had 10 points, including a layup with 1:30 to play that tied the game at 71.

USCB improved to 4-1 at home. The Gauchos also won both their games against Irvine last season.

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UC Irvine Anteaters
A. Folker, C255-70-062310
D. Starring, G377-142-233021
M. Wilder, G353-110-02328
A. Young, G347-122-254218
C. McNealy, G272-71-23235
T. Souza171-14-50117
C. Clifford111-20-02012
D. Flowers110-40-05100
J. Ryan30-00-01140
Totals 26-589-1132171671
 44.8%81.8% 
Santa Barbara Gauchos
T. Brown, F376-112-263218
A. Williams, C358-166-9102222
T. Taylor, G353-40-01829
L. Thomas, G261-30-05102
M. Bryson, G160-30-03140
K. Boswell348-151-212223
S. Moore110-00-01200
S. Beeler60-10-00000
Totals 26-539-1329191274
 49.1%69.2% 
Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Irvine12-421-15133
UC Davis11-523-13166
CSFullerton10-617-15269
LBSU9-715-19213
Hawaii8-814-16299
CSNorthridge 7-911-19313
Cal Poly6-1011-20296
UC Riverside5-117-21330
UCSB4-126-22324
 
Other games
MICH 94 Final
NW 66
COLO 83 Final
ARIZ 92
GONZ 78 Final
PEP 62