Scores

Final

UC Santa Barbara 79

(4-8, 0-1 Big West)

CS Fullerton 86

(7-5, 1-0 Big West)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

10:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

Titan Gym, Fullerton, California

1 2 T
UCSB 31 4879
CSF 39 4786

Top Performers

UC Santa Barbara: A. Williams 22 Pts, 16 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Cal State Fullerton: S. Yeager 30 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Cal St.-Fullerton 86, UC Santa Barbara 79

Associated Press

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Sammy Yeager scored a career-high 30 points, Kwame Vaughn added 27 and Cal State-Fullerton beat UC Santa Barbara 86-79 on Saturday night in the Big West Conference opener for both teams.

Yeager made 8 of 11 3-point attempts and was 11 of 16 overall, also setting career best for field goals and 3-pointers made. Vaughn was 7 of 11 from the field, part of a 53 percent shooting effort for the Titans (7-5), who entered the week averaging 83.5 points per game, good for fourth in the nation.

Alan Williams had 22 points and 16 rebounds, and Taran Brown scored 20 for the Gauchos (4-8), who outrebounded Fullerton 34-23 but saw their 14 turnovers turned into 20 points. The Titans, meanwhile, allowed only five points off turnovers.

Fullerton led 39-31 at halftime, and UCSB closed within 75-70 on Brown's 3-pointer with 4:46 to play but got no closer.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCSB
CSF
Points 79 86
FG Made-Attempted 31-64 (.484) 26-49 (.531)
3P Made-Attempted 15-36 (.417) 14-30 (.467)
FT Made-Attempted 2-3 (.667) 20-21 (.952)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 14

2012-13 Season

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