The UCSB Men's basketball team defeated the Montana State Bobcats 78-71 in overtime, in an ESPNU Bracket Buster match up at the Thunderdome. Chris Devine led the Gauchos with 20 points and 7 rebounds, while James Nunnally added 14 points off the bench. Marquis Navarre led a balanced Bobcat attack with 13 points.
UCSB will make a return trip to Montana State next season.
The Gauchos return to Big West play against Cal. State-Northridge on Wednesday, February 25 in the Matadome at 7 pm.