UCSB 83 at Santa Clara 80

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UC Santa Barbara escapes Santa Clara in OT 83-80
Sunday, Dec 2, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)—Alan Williams played like the big man he is, scoring 29 points including an 11 for 15 performance at the free-throw line and used his 6-foot-7 frame to pull 17 rebounds and lead UC Santa Barbara past Santa Clara in an overtime thriller Saturday night 83-80.

Raymond Cowels III gave Santa Clara a 71-68 lead with a pair of free throws and 7 seconds left in regulation but Kyle Boswell crashed the party, hitting a 3-pointer for UC Santa Barbara (3-4) to tie it at 71 with 1 second left and send it to overtime.

Taran Brown hit a pair of free throws to put UC Santa Barbara ahead 83-80 with 7 seconds left in overtime. The Gauchos outscored Santa Clara 12-9 in the overtime period.

Kevin Foster scored 28 points on 9-of-23 shooting for Santa Clara (5-2) including four 3-pointers and dished out nine assists.

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Alan Williams Alan Williams
9-13,  29 Pts
17 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Santa Clara
Kevin Foster Kevin Foster
9-23,  28 Pts
2 Rebs, 9 Assists

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