UC Santa Barbara survives Prairie View A&M 69-66
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Max Heidegger scored 30 and kept UC Santa Barbara close enough to sneak past Prairie View A&M in the final minutes 69-66 on Friday night.
Gabe Vincent gave UC Santa Barbara (4-2) the lead for good at 66-65 with a pair of free throws at 2:37 and the Gauchos hit 3 of 6 free throws from there to hold on for the win. Prairie View (2-4) missed its final six field-goal attempts and five of its last six foul shots but still had a 3-point attempt that would have tied it at the buzzer.
UCSB trailed 50-48 near the midpoint of the second half and Heidegger scored 12 of the Gauchos' next 18 points during a seven-minute stretch that ended with Vincent's go-ahead free throws.
Leland King II had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Vincent added 11 points for the Gauchos.
Updated November 25, 2017