Scores

Final

Pacific 52

(11-19, 6-10 Big West)

UC Santa Barbara 72

(19-9, 12-4 Big West)

    3:00 PM ET, March 8, 2012

    Honda Center, Anaheim, California

    1 2 T
    PAC 29 2352
    UCSB 43 2972

    Top Performers

    Pacific: L. McCloud 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    UC Santa Barbara: O. Johnson 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    UC Santa Barbara 72, Pacific 52

    Associated Press

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- UC Santa Barbara got 15 points from its season scoring leader, Orlando Johnson, and took its first step toward winning a third straight Big West title with a 72-52 victory over Pacific on Thursday in the opening round of the conference tournament at the Honda Center.

    The third-seeded Gauchos (19-9) advance to the Big West semifinals Friday against No. 4 seed Cal Poly, which defeated UC Riverside 66-54 Thursday. Sixth-seeded Pacific finished 11-19.

    Johnson, a senior guard who was named to the all-conference first team for the third straight season, hit a pair of 3-pointers and had four steals. Kyle Boswell scored 12 points off the bench.

    Lorenzo McCloud led Pacific with 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PAC
    UCSB
    Points 52 72
    FG Made-Attempted 21-54 (.389) 26-57 (.456)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 10-21 (.476)
    FT Made-Attempted 1-6 (.167) 10-19 (.526)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 29

    2011-12 Season

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    Jan 28, 2012 UCSB 56, @PAC 53Recap
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