BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ar’mond Davis had 20 points and six rebounds to help UC Santa Barbara beat Portland State 76-69 in the Vandal Holiday Hoops Showcase on Friday night.
The Gauchos (4-1) pulled away for good with an 11-4 run to lead 70-58 on JaQuori McLaughlin’s 3-point play with 2:37 left in the game.
UC Santa Barbara led 38-34 at halftime and went on a 12-3 run to extend to 50-37 on Robinson Idehen’s dunk with 13:11 left in the second half. The Vikings (2-2) cut the deficit to 59-54 but didn’t get closer.
Sekou Toure added 11 points, and Jarriesse Blackmon and McLaughlin scored 10 each. Blackmon grabbed nine boards and blocked three shots.