Jan. 20, 2005
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Chrismen Oliver scored a career-high 21 points as UC Santa Barbara ended Cal State Northridge's six-game winning streak with a 65-52 victory Thursday night.
The win was the third straight for the Gauchos (7-8, 4-3 Big West Conference), who have beaten the Matadors (8-8, 6-2) six straight times in Santa Barbara.
UC Santa Barbara shot 57.1 percent in the second half (46.4 overall) to overcome a 25-24 halftime deficit. Oliver, who made 9 of 15 shots which included 3-for-6 from behind the 3-point line, scored 16 points in the second half.
Ian Boylan led Cal State Northridge with 17 points and eight rebounds.
The Gauchos, who are down to just seven players because of a string of injuries, got 11 points and six rebounds from Alex Harris.
UCSB held Cal State Northridge to just 36 percent shooting which included just 5-for-20 from behind the 3-point line.