Mitchell's layup lifts UC Santa Barbara past Hawaii, 65-64
HONOLULU (AP) Ajay Mitchell's layup with a second left allowed UC Santa Barbara to maintain its hold on first-place in the Big West Conference with a 65-64 win over Hawaii on Thursday night.
UC Santa Barbara (17-3) is now 8-1 in conference play, one game ahead of UC Riverside (7-2) and a game-and-a-half ahead of UC Irvine (6-2). Hawaii (15-6) is now two games back at 6-3.
The Gauchos led by eight points after Mitchell scored at the basket with 7:13 left, 61-53, but Hawaii rallied to take the lead on a layup by Bernardo da Silva with 2:44 left, 64-63. Neither scored until Mitchell's last-second layup.
Mitchell finished with 23 points to lead the Gauchos. Cole Anderson added 13 points.
Samuta Avea paced the Warriors with 13 points and da Silva added 12.
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|Min. Per Game|
|Pts. Per Game|
|Ast. Per Game|
|Reb. Per Game|
|Field Goal %|
|Three Point %|
|Free Throw %|
|Field Goals||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|
|3-Pointers||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|
|Free Throws||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|
|Santa Barbara 17-3||71.7 PPG||34.5 RPG||14.2 APG|
|Hawaii 15-6||66.9 PPG||38.5 RPG||11.1 APG|