ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Reserves Max Hazzard and Elston Jones combined to score 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting and UC Irvine held UC Santa Barbara without a field goal for the final five-plus minutes to beat the Gauchos 61-58 on Friday night in the Big West Conference Tournament.
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.
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.
Meikle makes 3 FTs with 0.3 left; Cal Poly beats UCSB 80-79
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Luke Meikle made three free throws with 0.3 seconds left to give Cal Poly an 80-79 victory over UC Santa Barbara in a wild finish to a Big West Conference opener on Thursday night.
Jalen Canty split a pair of free throws and UC Santa Barbara led 77-75. Cal Poly's Donovan Fields answered with a layup to tie at 77 with 15 seconds remaining, but Max Heidegger hit a jumper and the Gauchos regained the lead, 79-77 with a second left.
UC Santa Barbara routs NAIA Pacific Union 81-49
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger scored 11 of his 16 points in the first half and UC Santa Barbara routed NAIA Pacific Union 81-49 on Saturday night.
UC Santa Barbara (11-3) is 6-0 at home, has won three straight since a nine-point loss to Southern California on Dec. 17, and is off to its best start since opening the 2007-08 season 11-2. The Gauchos started last season 2-11.
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).
Heidegger has 19 points to lead UC Santa Barbara to 9th win
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger had 19 points to help lead UC Santa Barbara to an 87-69 win over NAIA member San Diego Christian on Tuesday night.
UC Santa Barbara (9-3), which remained undefeated at home (5-0), had won seven straight before dropping a 98-87 decision to USC on Sunday night.
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.
UC Santa Barbara wins sixth straight, beats Omaha 77-70
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger scored 25 points, Leland King II added 22 points and 13 rebounds and UC Santa Barbara won its sixth straight with a 77-70 victory over Omaha on Tuesday night.
The Gauchos (7-2) are off to their best start since they opened the 2007-08 season 10-1. They started last season 1-7.
Jalen Canty added a season-high 14 points and 11 rebounds for UC Santa Barbara. Marcus Jackson had a career-best 11 assists.
Heidegger, UC Santa Barbara hold off San Diego 67-57
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger made 4 of 9 from 3-point range and scored 21 on Saturday night, and UC Santa Barbara beat San Diego 67-57.
Heidegger's back-to-back 3s with just over six minutes left made it 55-48 after stopping a 9-0 San Diego run. The Gauchos (6-2) led by at least four the rest of the way.
The Toreros (5-2) closed to 61-57 on Isaiah Wright's layup with 1:12 left, but UCSB made 6 of 10 free throws to hold on for their fifth straight win.
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).
Heidegger scores 27; UC Santa Barbara beats Montana 80-73
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger scored 27 points to lead UC Santa Barbara to an 80-73 victory over Montana on Tuesday night in the Progressive Legends Classic championship.
Heidegger was 7 of 14 from the field and 13-of-16 shooting from the free-throw line. Leland King II added 20 points for UC Santa Barbara (3-2). Jalen Canty had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Ahmaad Rorie scored 20 points to lead Montana (3-2).
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.