Scores

Final OT

Montana State 71

(12-13, 6-7 Big Sky)

UC Santa Barbara 78

(12-13, 5-7 Big West)

    10:00 PM ET, February 21, 2009

    Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California

    1 2 OT T
    MTST 40 27 471
    UCSB 34 33 1178

    Top Performers

    Montana State: M. Navarre 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast

    UC Santa Barbara: C. Devine 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Blk

    UC Santa Barbara 78, Montana St. 71

    Associated Press

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Chris Devine scored seven of his game-high 20 points in overtime to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 78-71 victory over Montana State in an ESPNU Bracket Busters basketball game Saturday night.

    James Nunnally rallied the Gauchos (12-13, 5-7 Big West Conference) by scoring 10 of his 14 points in the final 7:21 of regulation and overtime. His tip-in with 31.7 seconds sent the game into overtime.

    The Bobcats (12-13, 6-7 Big Sky) took a 40-34 halftime lead behind Danny Piepoli's four 3-pointers, but he was held scoreless after that, finishing with 12 points.

    Montana State took a 67-62 lead when Marquis Navarre scored a three-point play with 1:01 left in regulation. He led the Bobcats with 13 points and five assists

    But UCSB's Jordan Weiner made a 3-pointer less than six seconds later, and Nunnally got the ball back for the Gauchos with a rebound with 42.1 to go. His tip-in of James Powell's miss came just 11 seconds later.

    Powell made 3-of-6 shots from 3-point range and scored 11 points.

    UCSB outshot Montana State 47.5 percent to 42.3 and won the rebound battle, 37-26, behind Devine's seven. Devine, whose brother Zach is a former Montana State player, has scored at least 19 points in each of his last five games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    UCSB
    Points 71 78
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 28-59 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-29 (.724) 15-20 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 7

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