January 17, 2004

Gauchos Roll Past Cal Poly-SLO, 78-59

Jan 18, 2004

Box Score

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Cameron Goettsche and Joe See scored 15 points apiece in UC Santa Barbara's 78-59 victory over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Saturday night.

UC Santa Barbara shot 50 percent from the floor, including nine of 13 from 3-point range, and held Cal Poly to just 37 percent from the field.

The Gauchos (9-5, 3-2 Big West Conference) scored the first nine points of the second half to pull away.

Two free throws by Jones gave UC Santa Barbara a 46-27 lead with 18:16 to play, and the Gauchos led by as many as 21 points down the stretch.

Shane Schilling of Cal Poly (6-7, 1-4) led all scorers with 26 points.

Nick Jones had 13 points and Cecil Brown added 11 for the Gauchos.

After four early ties, UC Santa Barbara went on a 7-0 run to take an 18-11 lead with 11:27 to play in the first half.

Cal Poly's Tyler McGinn hit a three-pointer just before the halftime buzzer to pull the Mustangs within 10, 37-27.