January 06, 2015

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Alan Williams scored 22 points with 13 rebounds and UC Santa Barbara handled Florida Gulf Coast 63-50 on Monday.

Michael Bryson and John Green added 11 points apiece for UCSB, which is 5-1 at home.

The Gauchos (7-7) never trailed in the first half and closed on an 8-2 run - including a jumper and layup by Gabe Vincent on consecutive possessions - to lead 30-19 at the break. FGCU shot just 29 percent (7 of 24) before intermission - 2 of 8 from beyond the arc.

UCSB outscored the Eagles 10-2 to start the second half and led by 19 with a little over 16 minutes to play. FGCU (10-6) used a 9-2 run midway through the half to cut its deficit to 12 with about 6 minutes but the Gauchos held off the Eagles and cruised.

Bernard Thompson led FGCU with 16 points. The Eagles are winless on the road.

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