Scores

Final

UC Santa Barbara 64

(6-7, 0-1 Big West)

Long Beach St 76

(6-7, 1-0 Big West)

    10:05 PM ET, January 2, 2009

    Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California

    1 2 T
    UCSB 29 3564
    LBSU 36 4076

    Top Performers

    UC Santa Barbara: C. Devine 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast

    Long Beach St: C. Ware 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Long Beach St. 76, UC Santa Barbara 64

    Associated Press

    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Casper Ware scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and Long Beach State beat UC Santa Barbara 76-64 Friday.

    Long Beach State (6-7, 1-0 Big West) held multiple double-digit leads in the second half, but the Gauchos cut the lead to 68-61 on a 3-pointer by James Powell with 1:29 remaining. The 49ers sealed the win by making 8-of-10 free throws the rest of the way.

    Donovan Morris scored 16 points for Long Beach State, and Brian Freeman added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

    Chris Devine led Santa Barbara (6-7, 0-1) with 20 points and eight rebounds. Powell scored 10 points.

    Santa Barbara led in the first half before the 49ers finished on a 17-3 run over the final 8:30 for a 36-29 halftime lead.

    Long Beach State shot 56 percent in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCSB
    LBSU
    Points 64 76
    FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 26-45 (.578)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-25 (.320) 7-13 (.538)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-22 (.545) 17-30 (.567)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 13

    2008-09 Season

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