LOS ANGELES -- Alan Williams scored 32 points including a 10 for 13 performance from the free-throw line and grabbed 16 rebounds for UC Santa Barbara in a 83-74 victory over Cal State Northridge on Saturday night.
Kyle Boswell had 18 points off the bench, Michael Bryson had 14 and the Gauchos shot 50.8 percent from the field, knocking down 30 of 59 shot attempts. UC Santa Barbara (9-19, 5-11 Big West) was 17 of 22 from the line and had 18 assists as a team.
UC Santa Barbara had lost nine of its last 10 games including four straight before the win over the Matadors.
Josh Greene had 25 points on 8-of-19 shooting to lead Cal State Northridge (13-17, 4-13), which have lost six straight.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.