SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Ar'mond Davis scored 22 points, JaQuori McLaughlin added 19 with five assists and UC Santa Barbara never trailed in beating Montana State 88-69 on Saturday.
Devearl Ramsey scored 13 points with eight assists, Amadou Sow added 11 with eight rebounds for the Gauchos (3-1), who shot 56 percent from the field to the Bobcats' 44 percent and outscored them 42-26 in the paint.
The Gauchos scored nine straight points for a 57-34 lead early in the second half and led by 24 points on McLaughlin's 3 with 14:39 to play. Keljin Blevins' layup capped an 11-0 run and the Bobcats closed to 70-60 with 8:41 left, but got no closer.
Ramsey's 3 capped the Gauchos' opening 13-0 run and they led by as many as 17 points en route to a 48-32 halftime lead.
Samford uses 2nd-half spurt to down Houston Baptist
Jalen Dupree scored 23 points and Josh Sharkey added 18 points with 15 assists and five steals and Samford pulled away from Houston Baptist 113-90 on Saturday.
Jones hits 32, Coastal Carolina slips past Winthrop 92-88
DeVante Jones, who tied his career-best with 32 points, drained a trey and followed with a layup late to lift Coastal Carolina to an 92-88 victory over Winthrop on Saturday night.
Sotos carries Bucknell over Albany (NY) 65-64
Jimmy Sotos scored 23 points as Bucknell edged past Albany 65-64 on Saturday night.