ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Christian Terrell, Max Heidigger and Gabe Vincent scored 12 points apiece to help UC Santa Barbara beat Cal Poly 75-53 on Thursday night in the Big West Conference Tournament.
Second-seeded UCSB (23-8), which also beat the Mustangs 86-61 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale, will play No. 3 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals on Friday.
UC Santa Barbara pulls away from Cal Poly 86-61
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Leland King II and Max Heidegger scored 23 points each to propel UC Santa Barbara past Cal Poly for an 86-61 win Saturday night.
Jalen Canty added 14 points and Marcus Jackson had 10 for Santa Barbara, which shot 56 percent from the field and got 27 assists on its 34 baskets.
The Gauchos (22-8, 11-5 Big West Conference) took control with two 14-0 runs.
Buzzer-beater Booker send Long Beach St. past UCSB
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Deishuan Booker scored 20 points, including the winning layup as time expired, to give Long Beach State a dramatic 70-69 win over UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night.
King leads UC Santa Barbara past Cal State Northridge 82-73
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leland King II had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara to an 82-73 victory over Cal State Northridge on Saturday night.
UC Santa Barbara (21-7, 10-4 Big West Conference) rebounded from consecutive losses, including a 20-point loss to conference leader UC Irvine on Thursday. CSU Northridge (6-23, 3-12) has lost nine of its last 10 games.
UC Irvine routs UC Santa Barbara 69-49 in Big West showdown
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Max Hazzard knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 16 and UC Irvine earned a wire-to-wire 69-49 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night to take over first place in the Big West Conference.
Evan Leonard scored 13 and Eyassu Worku added 11 points and five assists for the Anteaters (15-15, 10-4), who moved a half-game in front of the Gauchos (20-7, 9-4) and UC Davis in the conference race.
Shorts II, UC Davis knock off Big West-leading UCSB
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — TJ Shorts II scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting with six assists and UC Davis beat Big West Conference leader UC Santa Barbara 71-54 on Saturday, ending the Gauchos' eight-game winning streak.
AJ John added 13 points and six rebounds for the Aggies (18-9, 9-4), who shot 55 percent in handing UCSB its first home loss this season after 11 wins.
UC Santa Barbara beats Long Beach St 80-70
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Leland King II scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Gabe Vincent added 19 points, and UC Santa Barbara pulled ahead early to beat Long Beach State 80-70 on Thursday night to remain atop the Big West Conference standings.
The Gauchos (20-5, 9-2) have won eight straight and are having their best start since the 1987-88 season.
UC Santa Barbara beats UC Davis in Big West showdown
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Leland King II finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season and UC Santa Barbara knocked off UC Davis 90-81 in a Big West Conference first-place showdown on Thursday night.
Max Heidegger added 18 points and five assists, Gabe Vincent also scored 18 and Marcus Jackson added 15 points for the Gauchos (19-5, 8-2), who shot 56 percent from the floor and made 11 of 20 3-pointers and 19 of 23 free throws (83 percent).
UC Santa Barbara downs Hawaii 84-82 in OT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger scored 25 points, Jalen Canty added 21 with 10 rebounds, and UC Santa Barbara beat Hawaii 84-82 in overtime on Thursday night to win its fifth straight Big West Conference game and 10th straight at home.
Leland King II scored 21 points and Gabe Vincent 10 with six assists for the Gauchos (17-5, 6-2).
UC Santa Barbara wins 4th straight, beats UC Riverside 76-69
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jalen Canty scored 20 points, Gabe Vincent added 18 and UC Santa Barbara jumped out early and cruised to a 76-69 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday night.
The Gauchos (16-5, 5-2 Big West Conference) have won four straight and five of their last six games. UC Riverside (5-16, 0-7) has lost nine in a row.
Canty, Vincent help UCSB beat UC Irvine 70-58
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Jalen Canty had 20 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, and 11 rebounds and Gabe Vincent finished with 21 points to help UC Santa Barbara beat UC Irvine 70-58 on Saturday night.
Max Heidigger scored 14 points and Leland King II added six with 14 rebounds for UCSB (14-5, 3-2 Big West).
Hawaii holds off UC Santa Barbara for 77-76 victory
HONOLULU (AP) — Gibson Johnson tossed in 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting and Brocke Stepteau added 12 points and five assists to help Hawaii slip past UC Santa Barbara 77-76 on Saturday night.
Sheriff Drammeh added 11 points and six rebounds for the Rainbow Warriors (12-5, 3-1 Big West Conference), while Michael Thomas scored 11.
Heidigger hits 4 3s, scores 23; UCSB beats Sacramento St.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidigger hit four 3-pointers and finished with 23 points and Leland King II had his sixth double-double of the season to help UC Santa Barbara beat Sacramento State 82-72 on Saturday night.
King, a graduate transfer from Nevada, had 11 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Jalen Canty added 15 points and nine rebounds, Marcus Jackson had 13 points and career-high tying eight assists and Gabe Vincent scored 12 for UCSB (10-3).
UCSB pounds Montana State 91-69 for seventh straight win
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Leland King II scored a season-high 25 points and snagged 10 rebounds and Gabe Vincent added 20 points, six assists and four rebounds as UC Santa Barbara rolled past Montana State 91-69 on Saturday to run its winning streak to seven.
Max Heidegger added 19 points and Jalen Canty scored 15 for the Gauchos (8-2), who are off to their best start since the 2007-08 season. Joe Pasternack is enjoying the best start by a first-year coach for UCSB.
Kings leads UC Santa Barbara over San Francisco 79-72
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Leland King II had 21 points and 14 rebounds and UC Santa Barbara held off San Francisco's late surge in a 79-72 victory on Tuesday night.
King was 9 of 15 from the floor. Max Heidegger added 18 points and made three 3-pointers for UC Santa Barbara (5-2). Gabe Vincent had 13 points and Jalen Canty chipped in 12.
Chase Foster and Souley Boum scored 17 points apiece to lead San Francisco (3-2).
UC Santa Barbara survives Prairie View A&M 69-66
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger scored 30 and kept UC Santa Barbara close enough to sneak past Prairie View A&M in the final minutes 69-66 on Friday night.
Heidegger scores 33 with 8 3s, UCSB beats NDSU 85-66
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger set career highs on Saturday with eight 3-pointers and 33 points and UC Santa Barbara beat North Dakota State 85-66 in the season opener for both teams.
The Gauchos used an 11-0 run to lead 54-36 with 15:20 to play. The Bison cut the deficit to 70-61 at 5:21 and got no closer down the stretch.