UC Santa Barbara 83, Santa Clara 80
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)
Alan Williams played like the big man he is, scoring 29 points including an 11 for 15 performance at the free-throw line and used his 6-foot-7 frame to pull 17 rebounds and lead UC Santa Barbara past Santa Clara in an overtime thriller Saturday night 83-80.
Raymond Cowels III gave Santa Clara a 71-68 lead with a pair of free throws and 7 seconds left in regulation but Kyle Boswell crashed the party, hitting a 3-pointer for UC Santa Barbara (3-4) to tie it at 71 with 1 second left and send it to overtime.
Taran Brown hit a pair of free throws to put UC Santa Barbara ahead 83-80 with 7 seconds left in overtime. The Gauchos outscored Santa Clara 12-9 in the overtime period.
Kevin Foster scored 28 points on 9-of-23 shooting for Santa Clara (5-2) including four 3-pointers and dished out nine assists.