March 2, 2007
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Alex Harris scored 22 points to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 64-49 basketball victory over the University of Pacific Thursday.
The Gauchos (17-10, 8-5 Big West Conference) clinched a first-round bye in next week's league tournament with the win.
Anthony Esparza scored 16 points and Wolfgang Raffety added 11 for Pacific (11-17, 5-8), which shot only 35.2 percent and fell behind by as many as 20 points, 53-33, with 10:14 to go.
James Powell made all four of his 3-point tries, including three in the first half, to help UCSB take a 29-23 lead. Powell finished with 14 points as the Gauchos made 10-of-19 shots from the 3-point line and shot 45.1 percent overall.
Cecil Brown added 10 points and four assists for the Gauchos.