Scores

Final

UC Santa Barbara 55

(5-6, 0-1 Big West)

UC Irvine 57

(7-6, 1-0 Big West)

    10:05 PM ET, January 2, 2010

    Bren Events Center, Irvine, California

    1 2 T
    UCSB 24 3155
    UCI 27 3057

    Top Performers

    UC Santa Barbara: O. Johnson 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    UC Irvine: E. Wise 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    UC Irvine 57, UC Santa Barbara 55

    Associated Press

    IRVINE, Calif. -- Eric Wise scored 21 points and Michael Hunter added 16 to lead UC Irvine past UC Santa Barbara 57-55 Saturday night.

    Wise, who was 8 of 11 from the field, scored 17 of his points in the second half. Hunter hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range for the Anteaters (7-6, 1-0 Big West Conference). Hunter scored 13 of his points in the first half as UCI led 27-24 at the break.

    Adam Folker grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds for the Anteaters.

    Orlando Johnson led UC Santa Barbara (5-6, 0-1) with 19 points and eight rebounds. The Gauchos have lost six of their last seven games.

    Patrick Rembert hit a pair of free throws with seven seconds remaining to give UC Irvine a 57-51 lead.

    UCSB's Jordan Weiner hit one of three free throws with 2.5 seconds left to cut the deficit to 57-52, and after a UCI turnover, Roemer hit a three from the right corner as time expired.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCSB
    UCI
    Points 55 57
    FG Made-Attempted 21-50 (.420) 21-46 (.457)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-12 (.167) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-18 (.611) 10-17 (.588)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 11

    2009-10 Season

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