Keegan Hornbuckle had 14 points and James Nunnally scored 11, and both also contributed four steals for the Gauchos (8-6, 3-1 Big West), who have won three of their last four. Nunnally had nine rebounds and six assists and Williams also had nine points for UC Santa Barbara, which led 38-29 at halftime.
The Gauchos shot 45 percent from the field while UC Irvine made only 33 percent of its outside shots.
Travis Souza led the Anteaters (6-12, 3-3) with 15 points. Michael Wilder added 11 points for UC Irvine.
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