UC Santa Barbara Holds Off UC Davis, 67-62

Jan. 15, 2005

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Chrismen Oliver scored seven of his team-high 19 points in the last five minutes as UC Santa Barbara held off UC Davis 67-62 Saturday night.

The Gauchos (6-8) led 56-53 when Oliver scored four points and had three assists in the final three minutes.

Ryan Moore rallied the Aggies (6-8) by scoring 21 of his game-high 25 points in the second half. He scored 10 in the final 4:44. UC Davis, however, shot just 41.4 percent to UCSB's 48.9.

The Gauchos won the rebound battle 39-28 behind Josh Davis, who had nine.

Cameron Goettsche, who scored 15 points, and Glenn Turner both had eight rebounds and four blocked shots for Santa Barbara.

The Aggies rallied from an early 10-point deficit to trail by four, 29-25, at halftime. Fowzi Abdelsamad scored nine of his 10 points for Davis in the first half.

The Aggies, a provisional Division I team, are playing a Big West Conference schedule before officially joining the league next year.