LOGAN, Utah (AP) James Nunnally scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on Saturday night as UC Santa Barbara defeated Utah State 72-64.
Nunnally connected on three of four shots from 3-point range for UC Santa Barbara (15-8) in the BracketBusters game.
Orlando Johnson scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and had three steals for the victors.
UC Santa Barbara built a seven-point advantage at halftime and seldom strayed after that. The team had a 13-11 advantage in second-chance points and a 17-12 edge in bench scoring.
Utah State (14-14) got 14 points and eight assists from Preston Medlin. The Aggies also got 13 points from Brockeith Pane and 10 points from Kyisean Reed.