King leads UC Santa Barbara past Cal State Northridge 82-73
LOS ANGELES (AP) Leland King II had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara to an 82-73 victory over Cal State Northridge on Saturday night.
UC Santa Barbara (21-7, 10-4 Big West Conference) rebounded from consecutive losses, including a 20-point loss to conference leader UC Irvine on Thursday. CSU Northridge (6-23, 3-12) has lost nine of its last 10 games.
Tavrion Dawson scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Matadors. Terrell Gomez had 18 points and Lyrik Shreiner chipped in 10.
UC Santa Barbara had a 14-point lead at halftime. Reggie Theus Jr.’s dunk pulled the Matadors to 63-58, but Marcus Jackson and Vincent made back-to-back 3s to help the Gauchos pull away.