SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Alan Williams played like the big man he is, scoring 29 points including an 11 for 15 performance at the free-throw line and used his 6-foot-7 frame to pull 17 rebounds and lead UC Santa Barbara past Santa Clara in an overtime thriller Saturday night 83-80.
Raymond Cowels III gave Santa Clara a 71-68 lead with a pair of free throws and 7 seconds left in regulation but Kyle Boswell crashed the party, hitting a 3-pointer for UC Santa Barbara (3-4) to tie it at 71 with 1 second left and send it to overtime.
Taran Brown hit a pair of free throws to put UC Santa Barbara ahead 83-80 with 7 seconds left in overtime. The Gauchos outscored Santa Clara 12-9 in the overtime period.
Kevin Foster scored 28 points on 9-of-23 shooting for Santa Clara (5-2) including four 3-pointers and dished out nine assists.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.