Scores

Final

UC Santa Barbara 64

(4-3, 1-1 away)

Montana State 76

(6-4, 2-0 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, December 18, 2009

    1 2 T
    UCSB 29 3564
    MTST 34 4276

    Top Performers

    UC Santa Barbara: J. Nunnally 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Montana St: E. Rush 17 Pts, 9 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Montana St. 72, UC Santa Barbara 61

    Associated Press

    BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Junior guard Erik Rush had 17 points and career highs of nine rebounds and seven assists as Montana State pulled away in the second half for a 76-64 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Friday night.

    Rush and senior forward Branden Johnson each had 13 points in the second half for the Bobcats (6-4), who notched their first win in 10 tries against the Gauchos. Junior guard Danny Piepoli added 14 points for the Bobcats, who led 34-29 at intermission.

    Sophomore forward James Nunnally had 13 points and six rebounds for UC Santa Barbara (4-3), which lost its third straight after opening with four wins. Sophomore forward Orlando Johnson scored 12.

    Montana State opened the second half with a 10-3 run for a 44-32 lead with 15:11 to play. Johnson scored the Bobcats' first 13 points of the half on four 3-pointers plus a foul shot.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCSB
    MTST
    Points 64 76
    FG Made-Attempted 23-58 (.397) 26-53 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 10-23 (.435)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-22 (.500) 14-18 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 15

    2009-10 Season

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