January 6, 2004

Men's Hoops Upends UC Irvine, 84-77

Jan 5, 2004

Box Score

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Branduinn Fullove scored 17 points and Cecil Brown had 15 points to lead UC Santa Barbara to an 84-77 victory over UC Irvine Monday night.

Joe See and Cameron Goettsche added 11 points apiece for the Gauchos (7-4, 1-1 Big West Conference), who shot 50 percent from the field.

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.