UC Irvine Downs Santa Barbara 71-60 - Match Report
UC Irvine got 17 points from Chris McNealy en route to a 71-60 victory over Santa Barbara on Thursday at Bren Events Center.
UC Irvine won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as favorites.
UC Irvine got 14 points from Will Davis II and another 13 points from Luke Nelson. Alex Young contributed 6 assists, while Will Davis II cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Santa Barbara got 15 points from Alan Williams in a losing cause and another 14 points from Kyle Boswell. Eric Childress contributed 5 assists for them, while Eric Childress had 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed UC Irvine were victorious, as the score was 29-27 at the break.
The rebound battle favored UC Irvine as they grabbed 36 boards, while Santa Barbara only had 26.