Santa Clara beats UC Santa Barbara 79-68
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP)—Kevin Foster’s game-high 18 points helped lead Santa Clara to a 79-68 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday night.
Three other Broncos (4-3) scored in double digits. Marc Trasolini went for 15 points and six rebounds. Ray Cowels came off the bench and scored 13, and Robert Smith had 11.
Reserve Chris Brew was the Gauchos’ leading scorer with 12 points. He was 5 of 5 from the field. Orlando Johnson had 11 points and a game-high 7 rebounds for UC Santa Barbara (4-1).
Foster scored 11 of his points in the first half as the Broncos took a 42-29 lead into intermission.
Santa Clara lead by as many as 17 in the second half and didn’t allow the Gauchos to get closer than nine. The Broncos used an 8-0 just before halftime to take a 42-27 lead. They led by double digits until 2:29 remained when UC Santa Barbara pulled to within 68-59.