Gauchos Can't Hold Off Aggie Rally, Fall 70-66

Jan. 13, 2007

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Ari Warmerdam made three 3-pointers and scored all 14 of his points in the second half to rally UC Davis to a 70-66 victory over UC Santa Barbara Saturday night.

Thomas Juillerat led the Aggies with 16 points and Vince Oliver added 12, including four game-clinching free throws in the final 15.8 seconds as UC Davis (3-12) got its first road win of the year.

Alex Harris led the Gauchos (11-5) with 28 points, scoring 15 in the first half to give his team a 34-29 lead. Chris Devine added 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

UCSB took a 62-60 lead with 4:54 to go on a driving scoop shot by Justin Joyner. But Warmerdam scored on a putback and a driving three-point play during a six-point run to put the Aggies back ahead for good.

UC Davis shot a season-high 52.1 percent and out-rebounded the Gauchos 29-24 to end Santa Barbara's four-game home winning streak.