SANTA BARBARA (AP) -- Chris Devine scored 11 of his game-high 25 points in the final three minutes Saturday to help UC Santa Barbara beat Cal State Fullerton 84-76.
The Gauchos (10-3, 2-0) led by as many as 17 points in the first half. Scott Cutley led the Titans (10-3, 1-1) with 25 points and nine rebounds, rallying them to within 42-33 at halftime.Marcus Crenshaw's 3-pointer pulled Fullerton even at 53 with 10:12 to go, but Devine's baseline jumper put Santa Barbara back on top for good.Alex Harris had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Gauchos. Ivan Elliott added 13 points and nine rebounds as Santa Barbara outrebounded Fullerton 38-31. Cecil Brown contributed 13 points and Justin Joyner had a career-high 10 assists.The Gauchos outshot the Titans 57.5 percent to 43.8.