Gauchos Fall To Matadors

Jan. 26, 2006

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Jonathan Heard scored 15 points as Cal State Northridge beat UC Santa Barbara 59-46 Thursday night.

The Matadors (8-8, 2-3) had 13 steals and forced the Gauchos (7-10, 1-5) to commit 25 turnovers in winning for the first time in Santa Barbara in seven trips.

Chris Devine and Cecil Brown led UCSB with 10 points each.

Cal State Northridge's Mike Efevberha, the Big West scoring leader, was benched in the first half. But he scored 11 points after coming off the bench with 16:25 left and the game tied at 27.

A dunk by Glenn Turner gave UCSB the lead, but Heard's runner tied the game. Calvin Chitwood's mid-key jumper then put the Matadors ahead for good. He finished with 14 points.