Recap: CS-Northridge vs. UC Santa Barbara
Northridge, CA (Sports Network) - Alan Williams was unstoppable as he scored 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to push the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos to an 83-74 victory over the Cal State Northridge Matadors in a Big West Conference tilt at The Matadome.
Kyle Boswell also had a strong showing for the Gauchos (8-19, 4-11 Big West) with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting off the bench. Michael Bryson and Keegan Hornbuckle scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, as UCSB snapped a four-game losing slide.
Josh Greene paced Northridge (13-16, 4-12) with 25 points. Landon Drew got into the mix with 11 points and Stephen Maxwell pulled down 10 boards for the Matadors as they dropped their sixth-straight decision.
UCSB shot 41.4 percent from the floor in the opening half, but it finished the period with one more made field goal after watching the hosts turn the ball over seven times. Despite attempting six less shots from the floor, the Matadors took a 31-29 lead into halftime by connecting on 5-of-9 from beyond the arc.
Drew tallied all 11 of his points in the first half while Greene was held to four points. Although Greene exploded for 21 points on 6-of-16 shooting from the field after the break, the Gauchos pulled away as Williams made seven of his 10 field goal attempts to produce a stellar second half consisting of 24 points and 11 rebounds. All 18 of Boswell's points came in the final 20 minutes during which time UCSB converted 15-of-19 at the charity stripe and held Northridge to 5-of-18 efficiency from 3-point range.
The Gauchos dominated inside to outscore the hosts, 40-22, in points in the paint.Game Notes