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Diane, Brown II lead CS Northridge past UCSB 83-75

Jan. 23, 2020 1:08 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Lamine Diane had 27 points and Darius Brown II added 21 points and eight assists as Cal State Northridge defeated UC Santa Barbara 83-75 on Wednesday night. Diane, who averages 27.4 points per game, added seven rebounds and three assists for the Matadors. Terrell Gomez had 15...

Hunter carries Long Beach St. over UC Santa Barbara 55-52

Jan. 12, 2020 1:06 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Chance Hunter had 16 points as Long Beach State snapped its eight-game road losing streak, edging past UC Santa Barbara 55-52 on Saturday night. Joshua Morgan had 10 points for Long Beach State (6-12, 1-1 Big West Conference). Michael Carter III added 10 points and six assists....

McLaughlin, UCSB beat Cal Poly for sixth consecutive win

Jan. 9, 2020 12:06 AM EST

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — JaQuori McLaughlin hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and UC Santa Barbara beat Cal Poly 63-45 on Wednesday night for its sixth win in a row. Amadou Sow added 13 points for UCSB (12-4, 1-0 Big West). The Gauchos shot 51.1% (23 of 45) overall, hit 7 of 14 from...

McLaughlin, Sow help UC Santa Barbara beat Westmont 87-66

Jan. 2, 2020 11:53 PM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Jaquori McLaughlin scored 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting, Amadou Sow made 8 of 11 from the field and finished with 20 points, and UC Santa Barbara beat Westmont 87-66 on Thursday night. Sekou Toure scored 11 points and Brandon Cyrus had 10 points, six rebounds and six assists...

This photo provided by Johnny Lim shows a snow covered northbound I-15 in the Cajon Pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Lim, of Corona, said he's been stuck in his vehicle for about five hours on his way to Las Vegas. A powerful winter storm brought a deluge of rain and snow to Southern California, triggering tornado warnings and bringing post-Christmas travel to a halt on major routes. (Johnny Lim via AP)

Powerful storm pounds Southern California with rain, snow

Dec. 27, 2019 2:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through the mountains north of Los Angeles and stopped...

In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, video image released by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a man, wearing a full-body wetsuit, being hoisted up from the boat into the helicopter near Santa Rosa Island, one of the Channel Islands in Southern California. A shark reportedly bit a surfer Saturday afternoon in a

Shark reportedly bites surfer off Southern California coast

Dec. 23, 2019 5:53 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A shark reportedly bit a surfer Saturday afternoon off Southern California in a “truly terrifying situation,” the Coast Guard said. The 37-year-old man had been surfing near Santa Rosa Island, one of the Channel Islands, during the attack, according to a news...

Freeman propels UCSB past Merrimack 68-50

Dec. 22, 2019 7:19 PM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Freeman tossed in a career-high 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting and UC Santa Barbara rolled to a 68-50 victory over Merrimack on Sunday. Freeman added seven rebounds for the Gauchos (9-4), who led 33-18 at halftime and were never threatened after intermission. Robinson...

UC Santa Barbara pulls away late to beat Southern 77-68

Dec. 21, 2019 1:11 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — JaQuori McLaughlin scored 24 points, Amadou Sow added 23 points, and UC Santa Barbara pulled away late to beat Southern 77-68 on Friday night. The Gauchos (8-4) turned a one-point advantage into a 69-59 lead with 1:39 left after a trio of consecutive 3-pointers by McLaughlin,...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, the burned hull of the dive boat Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team off Santa Cruz Island, Calif. Sen. Dianne Feinstein proposed a bill Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, to tighten safety standards for small boats in the aftermath of the burning and sinking of the diving charter vessel that killed 34 people. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP, File)

Boat safety law proposed after California fire killed 34

Dec. 12, 2019 9:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of California congressional members have proposed tighter safety standards for small boats after a diving charter vessel burned and sank in September, killing 34 people. Only five people — the captain and four crew members — managed to escape after the 75-foot...

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...