UC Santa Barbara downs Loyola Marymount 89-84
LOS ANGELES (AP)—UC Santa Barbara felt right at home in its first road trip of the season, using its best shooting outing to earn an 89-84 win over Loyola Marymount.
James Powell hit 5 of 7 3-point attempts and finished with 21 points for the Gauchos (4-0), who were 10 for 16 from behind the arc. UCSB shot 56 percent from the field (28-for-50).
Orlando Johnson and James Nunnally each added 16 points for UCSB, while Sam Phippen and Jaime Serna had 14 and 12, respectively.
Drew Viney had 25 points for Loyola Marymount (2-5). Kevin Young added 20, Vernon Teel 14, and Jarred DuBois 12.
The Lions overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half to come within three on several occasions. They had two chances in the paint in the final 30 seconds to cut the lead to one, but couldn’t convert. UCSB then went 4 for 4 from the free-throw line in the final 20 seconds to seal it.