Heidegger has 19 points to lead UC Santa Barbara to 9th win
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Max Heidegger had 19 points to help lead UC Santa Barbara to an 87-69 win over NAIA member San Diego Christian on Tuesday night.
UC Santa Barbara (9-3), which remained undefeated at home (5-0), had won seven straight before dropping a 98-87 decision to USC on Sunday night.
The Gauchos trailed early but scored 18 unanswered points to go ahead 26-10 and rolled into the halftime break with a 50-33 lead. San Diego Christian never mounted a serious challenge in the second period.
Jalen Canty and Ami Lakoju added 12 point apiece and Leland King II chipped in 11 with seven rebounds for UC Santa Barbara.
The Gauchos hit 58 percent (34-59) from the floor while limiting San Diego Christian to 25-of-64 (39 percent) shooting.
Hayven Fredrick and Derek Novsek had 22 and 21 points respectively for the Hawks.