- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - Tre’ Coggins scored 20 points with five 3-pointers as Cal State-Fullerton defeated UC Santa Barbara 65-54 on Thursday night.

Coggins hit his first 3 a little over a minute into the game, sparking a getaway 16-4 run as Fullerton grabbed an early double-digit lead. Santa Barbara came as close as 35-32 on a Clifton Powell drive early in the second half, but Lionheart Leslie answered with a jumper on the other end. The Gauchos threatened again when JD Slajchert scored to make it 41-39 but Leslie again responded with an answering score.

Fullerton began to open its lead in the last five minutes, helped by a Coggins trey and a layup.

Kyle Allman added 11 points and Leslie had eight rebounds, eight points, six assists and four steals for the Titans (15-13, 9-6 Big West).

Powell led Santa Barbara (5-22, 3-12) with 14 points.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide