March 3, 2001
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Forward Kejuan Woods scored 26 points and junior forward Abe Jackson added 19 to lead Boise State to a 65-59 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.
Leading 37-36 with 14:40 remaining, Boise State (16-13, 8-8) scored 10 successive points to lead 47-36 with 6:42 left. Santa Barbara (13-14, 9-7) pulled to within three points, 60-57, with 46.7 seconds remaining on a 3-point field goal by sophomore forward Mark Hull. But a field goal by Jackson and free throws by Clint Hordemann and Booker Nabors sealed the victory for the Broncos.
The Gauchos were led in scoring by Branduinn Fullove with 21 points and eight rebounds while Hull added 14 points and seven rebounds.
Boise State's defense forced 21 Gaucho turnovers.