Sow is averaging 20 points, on 63.3% shooting, and 10.3 rebounds with three double-doubles over the last four games. JaQuori McLaughlin added 11 points for UCSB (15-8, 4-4 Big West Conference).
Evan Leonard made a jumper to give UC Irvine a 58-55 lead with 2:42 to play but the Anteaters went 1 for 4 from the field with a turnover, and UCSB made 7-of-8 free throws, from there. Collin Welp's 3-pointer with 13 seconds left pulled UCI within a point and Devearl Ramsey made two foul shots to cap the scoring with five seconds left. Eyassu Worku missed a potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Brad Greene led the Anteaters (15-10, 7-2) with 16 points and Leonard scored 12.
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