UC Santa Barbara outlasts UC Riverside 64-53

Preview | Box Score | Recap

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP)—James Powell scored 25 points, including 6 3-pointers, as UC Santa Barbara outlasted UC Riverside, 64-53, for a Big West victory Wednesday night.

Santa Barbara (16-5, 5-3 conference) won for the fourth time in five games after the Highlanders (4-15, 1-7) melted a 14-point second-half deficit down to 52-50 on Jalonni Diggs 15-footer with 5:47 left. But the Gauchos held Riverside scoreless for more than four minutes while scoring 12 straight to cement the win.

Powell, a sophomore guard, and senior Alex Harris paced the Gauchos by shooting a combined 11-for-17 from the arc.

Larry Cunningham led Riverside with 13 points.

The Highlanders lost for the ninth time in 10 games.

Related Articles

Top Performers

 Top Performers
 UCSB
James Powell James Powell
8-12,  25 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 UC Riverside
Christian Soto Christian Soto
2-3,  8 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
Assists

Conference Scoreboard

Wednesday, Jan 30