Scores

Final

W Illinois 55

(5-7, 0-7 away)

UC Santa Barbara 61

(7-4, 4-1 home)

    7:30 PM ET, December 21, 2013

    Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah

    1 2 T
    WIU 29 2655
    UCSB 24 3761

    Top Performers

    Western Illinois: J. Sandifer 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    UC Santa Barbara: A. Williams 22 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    UC Santa Barbara beats Western Illinois 61-55

    Associated Press

    LOGAN, Utah -- Alan Williams scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 61-55 victory over Western Illinois Saturday night.

    Williams went 6 of 11 from the field and 10 of 12 from the line. Michael Bryson scored 11 points for the Gauchos (7-4) and Eric Childress came off the bench to post 8.

    A close first half ended with Western Illinois holding a 29-24 advantage after leading by as many as six. UC Santa Barbara took a 34-31 lead at 15:12 in the second on a Kyle Boswell 3-pointer. Another 3 by Boswell and a bucket by Williams in the final minutes gave the Gauchos lead for good.

    The Gauchos struggled with accuracy from the field, hitting just 36 percent overall. The Leathernecks (5-7) had 16 turnovers in the game, nine of which were forced by UCSB.

    Jabari Sandifer led the Leathernecks with 13 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIU
    UCSB
    Points 55 61
    FG Made-Attempted 20-48 (.417) 19-53 (.358)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 3-17 (.176)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 20-28 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

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