Recap - Santa Barbara Defeats UC Irvine 80-60
The battle between Santa Barbara and UC Irvine didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UC Irvine was handed an 80-60 defeat on Thursday at Thunderdome.
Santa Barbara was a 3.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Santa Barbara got 26 points from Alan Williams and another 16 points from Taran Brown. Zalmico Harmon contributed 6 assists, while Alan Williams cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
UC Irvine got a 26-point performance from Luke Nelson, who was supported by 10 points from Chris McNealy. Alex Young had 4 assists in a losing cause for UC Irvine, while Mamadou Ndiaye grabbed 6 rebounds.
Santa Barbara led at halftime, 34-24.
Santa Barbara won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-33.