NCAA Game Summary - UC Santa Barbara vs. Troy
(Thursday, December 19)
Final Score: UC Santa Barbara 57, Troy 54
Logan, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Boswell drilled a 3-pointer with eight
seconds remaining to lift the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos to a 57-54 victory over
the Troy Trojans in a non-conference thriller during the Basketball Travelers
Classic at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Alan Williams led the way for UCSB (6-3) with 18 points, 11 rebounds and five
blocks. Taran Brown also added 12 points and Boswell tacked on nine off the
Hunter Williams scored 18 points for Troy (4-5) but he missed a potential
game-tying 3-point shot in the final seconds. Jeff Mullahey added 11 points.
The teams were deadlocked, 26-26, at the break. UCSB knocked down 52.4 percent
of its attempts from the floor and Troy shot at a 32 percent clip. The Trojans
made up the difference with an 18-6 scoring advantage from beyond the arc.
Hunter Williams connected on a 3-pointer with just under two minutes to play,
breaking a 51-51 tie. However, Alan Williams split a pair of free-throws and,
after a pair of missed foul shots from Troy, Eric Childress made a layup that
brought the Gauchos even once again with just over a minute left. Mullahey
missed a 3-point attempt on the next possession for Troy and Boswell answered
on the other end with his game-winner.
The game featured seven ties and 12 lead changes. UCSB had a 37-28 advantage
in rebounds. Troy outscored the Gauchos, 14-5, off turnovers.
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