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UC Santa Barbara holds off CSU Bakersfield 64-60

Dec. 4, 2019 12:19 AM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Matt Freeman scored 19 points and Jaquori McLaughlin scored 12 and UC Santa Barbara held on to beat Cal State Bakersfield 64-60 on Tuesday night. McLaughlin made 1 of 2 fouls shots with five seconds to go and the Gauchos (5-3) held a 62-60 lead. On the inbounds for the...

Correction: California Wildfires story

Nov. 30, 2019 11:16 AM EST

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 26 about a California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara, The Associated Press reported erroneously the year Rudy Gruber evacuated his home. It was 2008, not 1978. A corrected version of the story is below: Most people who fled California wildfire allowed...

UC Santa Barbara holds off Grambling 67-58

Nov. 30, 2019 1:51 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — JaQuori McLaughlin scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting to help UC Santa Barbara beat Grambling 67-58 on Friday night. McLaughlin had six rebounds, five assists and three steals, and Matt Freeman added 12 points for the Gauchos (4-3). UC Santa Barbara led by 10 at halftime and...

McLaughlin’s 21 lifts Santa Barbara past Portland St 81-70

Nov. 28, 2019 1:12 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Jaquori McLaughlin scored 21 points, 18 in the first half, and UC Santa Barbara used a strong first half to defeat Portland State 81-70 on Wednesday night. Amadou Sow scored 15 points for the Gauchos (3-3) and three other players were in double figures. Holland Woods led the...

Evacuation orders ended as rain douses California wildfire

Nov. 27, 2019 10:01 PM EST

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A strong storm moved into Southern California on Wednesday, almost completely dousing a wildfire that had threatened thousands of homes but briefly raising the threat of debris flows from barren slopes. Residents in and below the fire area on the south Santa Barbara County coast were...

The Latest: Evacuations ended for California wildfire

Nov. 27, 2019 2:39 PM EST

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Southern California wildfire (all times local): 11:40 a.m. All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted for Southern California communities that were threatened by a mountain wildfire this week and then faced a risk of debris flows as a storm moved in. The Santa...

The Latest: Firefighters make progress against blaze

Nov. 26, 2019 8:25 PM EST

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California wildfire (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Firefighters are making progress containing a California wildfire that is still threatening more than 2,400 homes and other buildings. No homes have burned and the blaze in the mountains above Goleta in Santa Barbara...

Woods lifts Portland State past Grambling State 84-74

Nov. 26, 2019 6:30 PM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Holland Woods had 20 points as Portland State defeated Grambling State 84-74 on Tuesday. Matt Hauser had 19 points and five steals for Portland State (3-3). Alonzo Walker added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Markus Golder had 12 points. The Vikings played without starting...

Sow scores 25 to lift UC Santa Barbara over Menlo 88-69

Nov. 23, 2019 7:36 PM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow had double-double that included a career-high 27 points as UC Santa Barbara got past NAIA-opponent Menlo 88-69 on Saturday. Jaquori McLaughlin had 11 points and six assists for UC Santa Barbara (2-3). Matt Freeman and Brandon Cyrus added 10 points each for the...

Moore’s late layup caps Rice comeback for 82-81 win

Nov. 16, 2019 7:21 PM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Payton Moore drove for a contested layup with two seconds remaining as Rice overcame a 22-point deficit to knock off UC Santa Barbara 82-81 on Saturday afternoon. Trey Murphy III drained 5 of 8 from deep to finish with 18 points and Moore totaled a career-best 16 for Rice (4-1)...