Sunday, November 16, 2008

UCSB defeats CSULA in home opener

The UCSB Men's basketball team defeated CSULA in the regular season opener for both teams before 1562 fans in the Thunderdome. Senior 6'8" forward Chris Devine led the Gauchos with 17 points and 11 rebounds, willing his teammates to a victory with a late scoring surge in the second half. Junior 6'2" junior guard James Powell contributed 16 points and 7 rebounds, while true freshman 6'7" forward Jaime Serna also had 7 rebounds despite playing only 21 minutes.

Box Score

Up next are games against former Big West rival Utah State Nov. 17 and Number 1-ranked North Carolina on Nov. 21, both in the Thunderdome, starting at 7 pm.

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