Monday, February 8, 2010

UCSB sweeps UCD 81 - 77

The UCSB Men's basketball team hung on to defeat UC-Davis 81 - 77 to complete a regular season sweep of the Aggies. The Gauchos (13 - 8, 8 - 3) capitalized on a torrid shooting night, making 11-of-17 3-point shots, including their first seven. James Nunnally led the Gauchos with 24 points and six rebounds, while adding four assists. Orlando Johnson added 15 points, while Jordan Weiner and Will Brew chipped in 11 points each. Justin Joyner dished out eight assists while Johnson had 3 blocked shots.

Despite UCSB's hot shooting, the Aggies (9 - 13, 5 - 5) managed to close the final gap to four points after trailing by 19 points (72 - 53) with 3:39 minutes left in the game. Dominic Calegari led the Aggies with 20 points, followed by Joe Harden with 19 and Mark Payne with 18. Harden also led the Aggies with 12 rebounds and seven assists.

UCSB hosts the Long Beach State 49ers on Saturday, February 13 at the Thunderdome. Game time is 4 pm and will be broadcast by Fox Sports Prime Ticket.

UCSB will also unveil the second men's basketball "Legends of the Dome" at halftime.

Box Score

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