Gauchos Get Defensive In Win Over Idaho
Jan 11, 2004
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - UC Santa Barbara's zone defense held Idaho to 32.6 percent shooting and forced 19 turnovers in a 59-47 victory Saturday night.
Jacoby Atako led the defensive effort with four steals while also handing out five assists.
The Gauchos (8-5, 2-2 Big West) struggled to a 23-21 lead in the first half, but broke out with 57.1 percent shooting in the second half.
Cook and Bryan Whitehead led UCSB's 32-30 edge on the boards by grabbing six rebounds apiece, while Goettsche added five.
Idaho (3-9, 0-3) was led by Tanoris Shepard with 12 points. His 3-pointer with 16:54 to go trimmed UCSB's lead to 29-26, but the Gauchos responded with a 17-1 run.