Wednesday, December 3, 2008

UCSB loses to Illinois State 87-59

The UCSB Men's basketball team fell to the Illinois State 87-59 in the championship game of the World Vision Invitational, hosted by ISU in Normal, IL. Both teams entered the game sporting 2-0 records in the round-robin tournament. Champ Oguchi and tournament MVP Osiris Eldridge led a balanced Redbird attack with 18 points each. ISU torched UCSB's defense, shooting 62.5% from the field, 50% from 3-points. Jesse Byrd led the Gauchos with 17 points and 8 rebounds, followed by Chris Devine with 9 points, all in the first half, before injuring his ankle. Devine was held out the entire second half.

Box score

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