San Diego Tops UC Santa Barbara, 81-63

Dec. 23, 2006

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Gyno Pomare and Ross DeRogatis each scored 19 points as University of San Diego won its seventh-straight game, beating UC Santa Barbara 81-63 on Friday.

With the win, the Toreros improved to 9-4 while the loss snapped the Gauchos four-game winning streak. UC Santa Barbara, which lost its first road game of the season after five wins, is 8-3 overall.

Pomare, who posted a team-high eight rebounds, had 13 points in the first half including a stretch in which he hit five straight. Tied at 21-21 with five minutes left in the first half, the Toreros went on a 14-7 run to take a 35-28 lead at halftime.

Nir Cohen, who missed the last 10 games with a broken left hand, was one of five players in double figures for San Diego. He finished with 10 overall.

Chris Devine led the Gauchos with 12 points, while Alex Harris and Cecil Brown each added 10.

DeRogatis, who was saddled with two early fouls and scored just four points over the first 20 minutes, hit his stride in the second half. He made all five of his 3-point attempts, including three in a row as part of a 15-0 Toreros run.

UC Santa Barbara was 2-for-16 from the 3-point line and missed 12 straight in one second-half stretch.