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Utah State 80, Santa Barbara 70

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Jaycee Carroll scored a career-high 28
points, 24 of them coming on 3-point shots, in Utah State's win
over Santa Barbara 80-70 Thursday night.

Carroll shot 8-of-12 from behind the 3-point line for the Aggies
(10-3, 1-1 Big West) and grabbed six rebounds.

Santa Barbara (4-7, 2-2) was led in scoring by Joe See with 26
points, he also had eight 3-pointers.

Nate Harris scored 12 for USU and Chrismen Oliver added 12 for
the Gauchos.

The Gauchos only had seven players available for the game.
Earlier in the season, starters Casey Cook and Cecil Brown were
lost to injury and center Cameron Goettsche made the trip to Logan
but was scratched from playing due to a groin injury.

With only one front-court player on the roster for Santa
Barbara, USU was able to grab 44 rebounds to 21 for the Gauchos.

A hectic run by UCSB in the final three minutes of the first
half, sparked by 3-pointers from See and Alex Harris, brought a
14-point deficit down to a 36-30 halftime score, but the Gauchos
could get no closer.

USU came into the game leading the nation in field goal
percentage, with 54.2, and shot 52.6 percent. Santa Barbara
attempted 31 3-pointers, making 13, while only scoring 10 field
goals.