Recap - Santa Barbara Defeats Western Illinois 61-55

Recap - Santa Barbara Defeats Western Illinois 61-55

Alan Williams scored 22 points and chipped in with 16 rebounds for Santa Barbara on Saturday, leading them to a 61-55 victory over Western Illinois at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Santa Barbara earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 8.5-point spread.

Santa Barbara got 11 points from Michael Bryson and another 8 points from Eric Childress. Zalmico Harmon contributed 4 assists, while Alan Williams cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.

Western Illinois got 13 points from Jabari Sandifer in a losing cause and another 12 points from Garret Covington. Jabari Sandifer contributed 3 assists for them, while Adam Link had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Western Illinois were victorious, as the score was 29-24 at the break.

Western Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-36.