McLaughlin helps UCSB pull away from San Francisco 73-71
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) JaQuori McLaughlin scored six of his 18 points in the final 1:07 to help UC Santa Barbara beat San Francisco 73-71 on Saturday night.
McLaughlin hit a 3-pointer to give the Gauchos a 69-65 lead. Frankie Ferrari's layup pulled San Francisco to 69-67, and McLaughlin answered with a layup with 31 seconds to go. The Dons missed two field goals but the Gauchos missed two free throws before Ferrari's layup made it 71-69 with nine seconds remaining.
McLaughlin split a pair of free throws and the Gauchos had a three-point lead with seven seconds left.
UC Santa Barbara (10-3) has won four of its last five games and improved to 6-0 at home. San Francisco (12-2) had its five-game win streak snapped.
Amadou Sow scored 21 points and Devearl Ramsey added 14 for the Gauchos.
Charles Minlend scored 19 points and Ferrari finished with 14 for San Francisco.
Updated December 30, 2018