February 22, 2003

Men's Basketball Defeated By Detroit In Bracket Buster Game

Feb 22, 2003

Box Score

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -Willie Green scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half as Detroit defeated UC Santa Barbara 75-59 Saturday.

The Titans (14-11) shot 60 percent from the field and held the Gauchos (13-12) to just 34.1 percent. Detroit also out-rebounded Santa Barbara, 32-22.

The Titans held their biggest lead at 51-33 with 14:29 to go.

UC Santa Barbara rallied to within a point, 58-57, by making five 3-pointers in a five-minute span. Branduinn Fullove, the Gauchos' leading scorer with 15 points, hit two of them.

But the Gauchos did not make a basket in the final 9:22 and were outscored 17-2 in the final seven minutes.

Rulon Harris scored all 13 of his points in the first half to help Detroit take a 36-28 lead at halftime.