SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow and Ar'Mond Davis had 14 points apiece to lead UC Santa Barbara to its fifth straight win, knocking Sacramento State from the unbeaten ranks 75-58 on Thursday night.
UC Santa Barbara (6-1) is off to its best start since the 2007-08 season when the Gauchos kicked of the year with a 5-1 mark. UCSB will play at Washington on Sunday.
JaQuori McLaughlin added 13 points with six rebounds. Robinson Idehen chipped in 10 points.
Sacramento State took an early lead and led until Sow hit a jumper and McLaughlin nailed a 3-pointer for a 16-13 advantage. Idehen dunked and followed with a layup for a 21-16 lead with 6:28 left in the first half. The Gauchos were up 32-27 at the break.
Devearl Ramsey opened the second half with a trey and Sow added four more quick points for a 39-29 lead. The Gauchos pushed that to 59-40 with 8:06 remaining.
Joshua Patton had 15 points for Sacramento State (3-1), which played its first game away from home. Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa added 11 points.