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NCAA Game Summary - UC Santa Barbara at Utah State



(Friday, December 20)

Final Score: Utah State 77, UC Santa Barbara 71 (OT)

Logan, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Spencer Butterfield erupted for 31 points and also pulled down 10 rebounds as he helped guide the Utah State Aggies to a 77-71 overtime victory against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos as part of the annual Basketball Travelers Classic at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Also scoring in double figures for the Aggies (8-2) were Preston Medlin and Ben Clifford with 14 and 10 points, respectively, while Kyle Davis accounted for 10 rebounds in the team's third straight win.

The Gauchos (6-4) were led by Kyle Boswell who turned his 7-of-11 shooting behind the 3-point line into 27 points off the bench as the team had a two- game win streak snapped. Alan Williams tallied 23 points on 10-of-24 shooting from the floor and added nine rebounds in the losing cause.

UCSB made a total of just 11 field goals in the first half, but five of those came from 3-point range, allowing the Gauchos to stay within two points at the break, 31-29.

In the second half the visitors not only knocked down 52.4 percent from the floor, they also made good on 10-of-11 at the free-throw line and 4-of-7 on the perimeter in order to take a lead as great as 10 midway through the period. However, USU was able to come back and send the meeting into overtime where the Aggies limited the visitors to just a pair of field goals and 0-of-3 on the perimeter.

Despite being beaten on the glass, 40-29, the Gauchos were able to keep the game close by turning the ball over just five times.

Once again the Aggies played without leading scorer Jarred Shaw (16.1 ppg) who has been suspended indefinitely for disciplinary reasons.

Both teams will be back in action on Saturday as USU hosts Troy and the Gauchos go up against Western Illinois on the third and final day of the tournament.

12/21 01:15:51 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
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BOS 6
BAL 5
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BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
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MIL
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COL
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OAK
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SEA
HOU
 
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Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
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OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
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BOS 4
DET 1
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MON 3
TAM 2
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SJS 7
LOS 2
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MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
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NOR
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