Sunday, January 24, 2010

UCSB Mens Basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton

As a legend of Gauchos past was being honored, two future legends were being born. Orlando Johnson made a game tying three at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime where the Gauchos won 85-80 over the Titans. James Nunnally also scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, 15 points of which came in the first half.

The Gauchos led 51-35 with 15 minutes to go but the Titans went on a 37-18 run to take the lead 72-69 with 18 seconds to go.

Then the Gauchos brought the ball up the court, nobody could get an open look, so Orlando Johnson got a screen from Lucas Devenney, then nailed a three pointer while being double teamed in the corner to send it to OT.

The Gauchos then came out ready to play in the OT. Wait, I mean James Powell (14 points) came to play.

After CSF's Jacques Streeter missed a three pointer, the Gauchos came roaring back the other way and then James Powell swished a three at the top of the key. Then on the next Titan possession, James Powell got a steal and then made a easy lay-up.

Devon Pelter, who had 21 points for CSF, made a three to get the game to 77-75 but OJ took it strong to the rack and pushed the advantage to 79-75. Fullerton never got closer and the Gauchos after blowing a huge lead won 85-80.

The Gauchos play one more game at The Thunderdome this month and take on central coast rival Cal Poly on Thursday. Cal Poly is 5-2 in conference play too.

Go Gauchos!

Key Stats:
Attendance: 2,222
Rebounds: CSF-40 UCSB-35
FG %: CSF-45.8 UCSB-50.o

The "Legend of the Dome" was Carrick DeHart. Check the latest post to see his biography.

1 comment:

  1. Powell's steal was key as his player probably would have scored. keep up the good work, your analysis is better than the AP reporting which is usually a total snooze.