UCSB Drops Final Pre-Big West Game, 71-63 at San Diego
Dec. 23, 2004
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nick Lewis recorded 20 points and 11 rebounds as San Diego topped UC Santa Barbara 71-63 for its third straight victory Wednesday night.
Brice Vounang scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help the Toreros (6-5) establish a 41-34 halftime lead. Vounang also had 10 rebounds.
The Toreros increased the lead to 50-40 with 14:32 left and led the rest of the way by at least six points to hand UC Santa Barbara (2-5) its fourth consecutive road loss.
Lewis shot 7-for-12 from the field and matched his career high for points, first set Dec. 20, 2003 against Northern Arizona.
The Toreros opened the game with a 9-0 run in the first 3:24, while UC Santa Barbara missed three shots from field and had four turnovers.
But the Gauchos bounced back to close within 16-15 with 11:10 to go in the half, led by See who had eight points in that span.