Boise State defeats UC Santa Barbara 78-76 in OT

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP)—La’Shard Anderson made a put-back basket as time expired, giving Boise State a 78-76 overtime victory against UC Santa Barbara in a BracketBusters game on Saturday night.

Paul Noonan had 20 points for the Broncos (15-11) to become the 20th player in school history to eclipse 1,000 for his career. Daequon Montreal added 19 points and Anderson 18.

Orlando Johnson tied the game with a 3-pointer with 8.5 seconds left in overtime for UC Santa Barbara (14-11). After Boise State took possession, Wes Perryman’s 3-point attempt missed, but Anderson was under the basket at the right time.

Johnson—who forced overtime by making two free throws with four seconds left in regulation—had 25 points and James Nunnally 21 for the Gauchos.

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