February 23, 2002

Men's Basketball Edged By UC Irvine, 71-67

Feb 23, 2002

Box Score

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Jerry Green scored 29 points, including UC Irvine's last five, as the Anteaters held off a late rally to beat UC Santa Barbara 71-67 on Saturday.

After the Gauchos took a 67-66 lead with :50 remaining, Green hit a jumper, drew a foul and sank two free throws to put the Anteaters (20-8, 13-4 Big West) up 70-67.

UC Santa Barbara (15-10, 9-7) then missed the potential game-tying shot and Green made one of two free throws to seal the Irvine victory.

Mike Hood added 10 points for the Anteaters, who led 37-33 at halftime.

Branduinn Fullove led the Gauchos with 19 points and Adama Ndiaye followed with 11.