Scores

Final

UC Riverside 55

(7-19, 3-11 Big West)

UC Santa Barbara 73

(21-7, 10-4 Big West)

    10:00 PM ET, March 1, 2008

    The Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California

    1 2 T
    UCRV 27 2855
    UCSB 33 4073

    Top Performers

    UC Riverside: L. Cunningham 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    UC Santa Barbara: J. Powell 24 Pts, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    UC Santa Barbara 73, UC Riverside 55

    Associated Press

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- James Powell made a career-high seven 3-pointers in just eight attempts and scored 24 points to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 73-55 basketball victory over UC Riverside Saturday night.

    Alex Harris added 18 points and Ivan Elliott chipped in with 16 in their final home games as the Gauchos (21-7, 10-4 Big West Conference) got their seventh win in their last eight league games.

    Powell got three of his 3-pointers plus a three-point play in the first eight minutes to put UCSB ahead 21-8.

    The Highlanders (7-19, 3-11) rallied to within 28-26 when Larry Cunningham made a 3-pointer and added a layup off a steal. He led Riverside with 19 points.

    But Harris, who was held to just four points in the first half, scored eight during a 17-3 Gaucho run to start the second half.

    UCSB outshot Riverside 53.1 percent to 41.5 and was 11-for-19 from the 3-point line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCRV
    UCSB
    Points 55 73
    FG Made-Attempted 17-41 (.415) 26-49 (.531)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 11-19 (.579)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

    2007-08 Season

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