Scores

Final

CS Fullerton 80

(14-7, 7-3 Big West)

UC Santa Barbara 83

(17-5, 6-3 Big West)

    10:00 PM ET, February 7, 2008

    The Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California

    1 2 T
    CSF 37 4380
    UCSB 44 3983

    Top Performers

    Cs Fullerton: M. Crenshaw 23 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    UC Santa Barbara: I. Elliott 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    UC Santa Barbara 83, Cal St.-Fullerton 80

    Associated Press

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Alex Harris scored 24 points including six straight free throws in the final minutes to help UC Santa Barbara hold off Cal State Fullerton 83-80 Thursday night.

    The Gauchos (17-5, 6-3 Big West) led by as many as 13 points in the first half. Ivan Elliott was scored 15 of his 22 for UCSB in the first half.

    But the Titans (14-7, 7-3) closed to within 44-37 at halftime, and tied it at 69 on Scott Cutley's hook shot with 4:05 to go.

    Marcus Crenshaw scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half and led the Titans' second-half rally with five 3-pointers. Cutley had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

    Frank Robinson added 16 points for Fullerton but fouled out with 3:17 to go.

    UC Santa Barbara, the nation's No. 3 free-throw shooting team, went 9-for-10 from the line after Robinson's departure to gain the win.

    James Powell gave the Gauchos their final margin by making a pair of free throws with 22.8 seconds left. He finished with 14 points.

    Crenshaw's long 3-pointer for the tie skipped off the heel of the rim in the final seconds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CSF
    UCSB
    Points 80 83
    FG Made-Attempted 29-59 (.492) 27-54 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 8-14 (.571)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 21-28 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 13

    2007-08 Season

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