UC Santa Barbara 58, Cal Poly 57

Orlando Johnson sank the game-winning 3-pointer with 5 seconds

left as UC Santa Barbara edged Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 58-57 in a

Big West opener Monday night.

Alan Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Gauchos

(6-5), who made Bob Williams the winningest coach in school history

with his 223rd victory. James Nunnally, Nate Garth and Johnson

added 12 points apiece.

Will Taylor led the Mustangs (9-5) with 17 points and 11

rebounds for his fourth double-double. Fermin Amaurys scored


Garth’s 3-pointer gave the Gauchos their largest lead at 40-27

with 15:19 left. But the Mustangs nudged ahead 56-55 on David

Hanson’s layup with 1:41 to go.

UC Santa Barbara missed its next three shots and Cal Poly

misfired on three foul shots before Drake U’u made a free throw to

put the Mustangs up 57-55 with 18 seconds left.

Then Johnson hit his clutch 3-pointer.