Scores

Final

UC Riverside 52

(11-14, 5-7 Big West)

UC Santa Barbara 60

(13-8, 8-3 Big West)

    10:30 PM ET, February 11, 2012

    The Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California

    1 2 T
    UCRV 30 2252
    UCSB 23 3760

    Top Performers

    UC Riverside: P. Martin 17 Pts, 7 Reb

    UC Santa Barbara: J. Serna 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl

    UC Santa Barbara 60, UC Riverside 52

    Associated Press

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Jaime Serna had 19 points and nine rebounds as UC Santa Barbara rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat UC Riverside 60-52 Saturday night.

    James Nunnally added 15 points and Orlando Johnson had 12 for the Gauchos (13-8, 8-3 Big West), who won despite shooting 35 percent from the floor and making 3 of 15 3-point attempts.

    Riverside (11-14, 5-7) got 17 points from Phil Martin and 11 each from Robert Smith and Elliott Berry. The Highlanders also struggled offensively, shooting 38 percent overall and making 1 of 13 3-pointers.

    Santa Barbara trailed 34-23 early in the second half but used an 11-2 run to pull within 36-34 with 11:57 remaining. A 3-pointer from Nunnally with 7:11 left put the Gauchos ahead, 42-40, and started a 9-2 run that made it 48-42 with 4:56 to go. Riverside never got closer than three points the rest of the way.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCRV
    UCSB
    Points 52 60
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 20-57 (.351)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-13 (.077) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 17-28 (.607)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 8

    2011-12 Season

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