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Meikle makes 3 FTs with 0.3 left; Cal Poly beats UCSB 80-79

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Luke Meikle made three free throws with 0.3 seconds left to give Cal Poly an 80-79 victory over UC Santa Barbara in a wild finish to a Big West Conference opener on Thursday night.

Jalen Canty split a pair of free throws and UC Santa Barbara led 77-75. Cal Poly's Donovan Fields answered with a layup to tie at 77 with 15 seconds remaining, but Max Heidegger hit a jumper and the Gauchos regained the lead, 79-77 with a second left.

Following a Cal Poly (5-10) timeout, Canty fouled Meikle, who sank all three shots from the line.

Fields led Cal Poly with 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting. Victor Joseph chipped in 16 points and Meikle had 13.

Canty had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Heidegger finished with 18 points for UC Santa Barbara (12-3).

The Gauchos opened on a 29-8 run, but Cal Poly closed on a 28-11 surge to cut the halftime deficit to 40-36. It was tied at 52 with 14 minutes left, and neither team had more than a three-point lead the rest of the way.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Santa Barbara 11-4 403979
home team logo Cal Poly 6-9 364480
Team Stats
away team logo Santa Barbara 11-4 76.2 PPG 42.6 RPG 15.2 APG
home team logo Cal Poly 6-9 66.0 PPG 38.8 RPG 11.4 APG
Key Players
1
A. Davis 14.4 PPG 5.5 RPG 1.8 APG 42.7 FG%
3
D. Fields 16.8 PPG 2.3 RPG 4.8 APG 39.6 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB