RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Alan Williams logged 21 points and UC Santa Barbara survived in overtime against UC Riverside, winning 68-65 on Thursday night.
UCSB (12-5, 3-1 Big West) led by 10 points, 45-35 at 13:20 of the second half but the Highlanders (6-13, 1-4) inched back to 60-59 with 5 seconds left and Taylor Johns at the foul line. Johns made just one of two free throws, sending the game to overtime.
The Gauchos jumped out to a 64-60 lead in overtime and when Michael Bryson completed a three-point play on a layup and foul, UCSB led 67-62.
Riverside trailed 68-65 when Sam Finley's buzzer-beating 3-point attempt following a UCSB turnover missed and the Gauchos picked up the win.
Chris Patton led the Highlanders with 23 points.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.