Jan 5, 2004
Mike Efevberha scored a game-high 23 points for the Anteaters (6-5, 1-1). Adam Parada made 10 of 10 free throws in adding 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
UC Santa Barbara held a 52-50 lead when Bray Skultety, See and Fullove made three consecutive baskets in a span of 1:21 to extend the Gauchos' lead to 59-50 with 8:07 to play.
UC Irvine pulled within four, 61-57, with 6:04 remaining but the Anteaters failed to score a basket for a span of 5:40 as UC Santa Barbara built a 75-63 lead with 2:29 left.