SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow had 18 points, Matt Freeman scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and UC Santa Barbara held off Cal State Fullerton 55-53 on Thursday night.
The Titans used a 7-0 surge to pull to 51-50 with 1:06 to play, but the Gauchos made four free throws and led 55-51 with six seconds left.
UC Santa Barbara (20-10, 9-6 Big West Conference) has won four of its last five games. Cal State Fullerton (10-20, 5-10) has lost five of six.
Devearl Ramsey added 13 points for the Gauchos.
Austen Awosika scored 16 points to lead Cal State Fullerton. Brandon Kamga added 14 points and Jackson Rowe had 13.
Cal State Fullerton hosts Long Beach State on Saturday. UC Santa Barbara plays at home Saturday against Cal Poly.