UC Santa Barbara defeats Cal State Fullerton 77-64

The Associated Press

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Orlando Johnson scored 23 points and James Nunnally added 18 points and eight rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 77-64 victory against Cal State Fullerton on Thursday night.

Johnson and Nunnally made three 3-pointers each for the Gauchos (7-5, 2-0 Big West), who played at home for the first time since a double-overtime loss against UNLV on Nov. 30.

Isiah Umipig scored 18 points and D.J. Seeley added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Titans (10-4, 2-1), whose seven-game winning streak ended. They shot just 34.3 percent (23 of 67) from the floor.

Keegan Hornbuckle's 3-pointer sparked a 20-5 run by UC Santa Barbara over the last 5:37 of the first half. Nunnally had eight points during the surge, which gave the Gauchos a 35-21 lead at the break, and Cal State Fullerton got no closer than eight points in the second half.

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