Scores

Final

UC Santa Barbara 76

(4-5, 0-5 away)

Fresno State 79

(6-3, 4-0 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 23, 2005

    Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

    1 2 T
    UCSB 33 4376
    FRES 52 2779

    Top Performers

    UC Santa Barbara: C. Brown 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Fresno St: Q. Hosley 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fresno State 79, UC Santa Barbara 76

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Quinton Hosley scored 25 points and Ja'Vance Coleman added 22 as Fresno State held off UC Santa Barbara for a 79-76 victory Friday night.

    The Bulldogs (6-3) won their second straight home game despite nearly blowing a 20-point lead in the final 10 minutes.

    Cecil Brown and Joe See had 14 points apiece for the Gauchos (4-5), who pulled to within 78-76 on See's three-pointer with 1:14 left.

    Neither team scored again until Kevin Bell hit 1 of 2 free throws with 2.3 seconds remaining. UC Santa Barbara's Lance Hurdle missed a desperation shot from near half court at the buzzer.

    Hosley scored his 25 points on just eight field-goal attempts. The 6-foot-5 junior also grabbed nine rebounds and finished 13 of 15 from the free-throw line.

    Fresno State improved to 4-0 at the Save Mart Center, while the Gauchos dropped to 0-5 on the road.

    UC Santa Barbara led 23-15 early before Fresno State mounted scoring runs of 16-0 and 13-2 late in the first half. The Bulldogs shot 61.5 percent in the first half, hitting 8 of 11 three-pointers, to take a 52-33 halftime lead.

    Fresno State shot just 28 percent in the second half, going the final 6:32 without a field goal.

    Chris Devine added 12 points and Derek Rasp 10 for the Gauchos, who outscored the Bulldogs 43-27 after halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCSB
    FRES
    Points 76 79
    FG Made-Attempted 26-57 (.456) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 11-22 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 22-30 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 19

    2005-06 Season

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