Gauchos Rally Past UC Riverside, 59-48
Feb. 17, 2001
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Nick Jones scored 14 points to help UC Santa Barbara get past UC Riverside 59-48 on Saturday night.
UC Santa Barbara (11-12) started 1-for-20 from the field and during one stretch missed 17 straight shots. The Gauchos went into halftime trailing 25-22 after shooting 24 percent from the field.
UC Riverside (7-14), which led throughout the game, fell behind after a pair of free throws by Jones put the Gauchos ahead 41-40 with 8:08 left.
Viliamu Morton led the Highlanders with 10 points.
The Gauchos made 15-of-49 (30 percent) field goals and UC Riverside hit 32 percent of its shots.
UC Santa Barbara outrebounded the Highlanders 45-34.