November 21, 2005

UC Santa Barbara Edges San Diego, 67-65

Nov. 21, 2005

Box Score

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Alex Harris and Cecil Brown scored 14 points apiece and each delivered key baskets in the closing minutes Monday to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 67-65 victory over the University of San Diego.

After Harris hit the tie-breaking shot with 1:47 left in the game, Brown's basket put the Gauchos (2-0) up by five with 30 seconds left.

San Diego (1-1) nearly pulled off a comeback when Nick Lewis' 3-pointer pulled the Toreros to two with 18 seconds remaining and San Diego got the ball back for the final shot. But Brandon Johnson's runner rimmed out at the buzzer.

Lewis had 15 points and eight rebounds, and the Toreros' Ross DeRogatis led all scorers with 16 points.

UCSB outrebounded San Diego 45-32, and Harris had a leading 10 rebounds.