Gauchos Top Pacific, 73-67

Feb. 4, 2001

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STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Mike Vukovich scored 27 points on 12-of-12 shooting from the field, and Nick Jones added 13 as UC Santa Barbara beat Pacific 73-67 on Saturday night.

The Gauchos (8-11, 5-4 West Coast Conference) shot 55 percent from the field and got an outstanding performance from Vukovich, their third-leading scorer. Vukovich also had eight rebounds as Santa Barbara took an early lead and held on late for its third straight conference victory.

Maurice McLemore had 24 points and hit five 3-pointers for the Tigers (13-9, 5-6), who shot less than 31 percent while losing for the third time in four games. Peter Heizer, Pacific's leading scorer, had 15 points but shot just 3-of-14 from the field.