Gauchos Edge Wolverines, 62-57

Dec. 4, 2008

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OREM, Utah (AP) - Jesse Byrd scored 13 points and added 12 rebounds as UC Santa Barbara defeated Utah Valley 62-57 on Thursday night.

It was the Wolverines' first home loss of the season.

UC Santa Barbara's DJ Posley held Utah Valley's Ryan Toolson under his 27-point average, but Toolson still managed to score a team-high 19 points.

Contributing in the win for the Gauchos (4-4) were Will Brew with 11 points and James Powell with nine points and five rebounds.

The Gauchos used a 34-25 halftime lead to propel them in the victory.

The Wolverines (4-2) rallied late, cutting the lead to three with under a minute to play, but UC Santa Barbara made crucial free throws down the stretch to seal the win.