UC Santa Barbara 83, CS Northridge 63
Orlando Johnson scored 30 points to lead UC Santa Barbara to an
83-63 semifinal victory over Cal State Northridge in the Big West
tournament on Friday night.
The victory sent the fifth-seeded Gauchos (17-13) into
Saturday’s championship game against No. 1 seed Long Beach State.
It is a rematch of last year’s Big West tournament final, won by
Santa Barbara 69-64.
Lenny Daniel scored 16 points to lead No. 3-seeded Cal State
Northridge, which beat the Gauchos twice during the regular season.
But on Friday, the Matadors were dominated on the inside en route
to trailing 40-19 at halftime.
Jaime Serna added 16 points and James Nunnally added 12 for UC
Johnson has scored 62 points in two tournament games.