CEDAR CITY, Utah -- John Knight III completed a three-point play in the final minute to give Southern Utah enough cushion to hold off UC Santa Barbara 62-61 on Saturday afternoon.
With the score tied at 58-58, Dwayne Morgan collected a steal and fed Knight for a fast-break basket that turned into a three-point play and a 61-58 advantage with :52 remaining.
UC Santa Barbara's Devearl Ramsey made two free throws to close to 62-61 with :03 left and when Southern Utah was unable to inbound the ball, the Gauchos had another shot. Matt Freeman's jumper was off as time expired and Southern Utah held on for the win, halting UCSB's five-game win streak.
Jaquori McLaughlin had 14 points and Ramsey finished with 13 for UC Santa Barbara (6-4).
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