San Diego St. 76, UC Santa Barbara 75

Xavier Thames racked up a double-double, scoring 20 points and

pulling down 10 rebounds, to help San Diego State take a 76-75 win

in overtime against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night.

The game was sent into overtime when Jaime Serna hit a free

throw for the Gauchos (4-1) with 3 seconds left to tie it at


The Gauchos led early in overtime, but the Aztecs (7-1) came

back midway through the period and pulled ahead on a 3-pointer by

Chase Tapley. San Diego State never trailed again.

UCSB’s T.J. Taylor made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left for

the final score.

Tapley finished with 16 points while Garrett Green added 13 and

Jamaal Franklin 12 for the Aztecs.

Orlando Johnson led the Gauchos with a game-high 26 points and

James Nunnally added 16.