UC Santa Barbara 64, Fresno St. 60
Orlando Johnson scored 23 points, including the clinching free
throws, as UC Santa Barbara held off Fresno State 64-60 on Saturday
night in a BracketBuster game.
Fresno State had a chance to take the lead on its second-to-last
possession, but Paul George’s 3-point attempt slammed off the
backboard. Johnson grabbed the rebound, got fouled and sank two
free throws with 0.4 seconds left.
Mike Ladd led the Bulldogs with 16 points, and George added 13
despite playing with four fouls for most of the second half.
James Powell added 10 points for the Gauchos (16-8), who lead
the Big West Conference by a half-game over Pacific. Fresno State
(13-15) is fifth in the Western Athletic Conference.