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Heidegger hits game-winner as Gauchos stop Big West slide

Heidegger game-winner
Max Heidegger rescued the Gauchos on Saturday with a late three-pointer (Big West TV/Fall Productions)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - It seemed like UC Santa Barbara men's basketball was heading to a fourth straight Big West loss before senior Max Heidegger came to the rescue.

After a scramble at the basket, Heidegger hit a go-ahead three-pointer that ended up being the game winner for UCSB as the Gauchos beat UC Riverside 65-63 at the Thunderdome on Saturday night.

UCSB trailed by one in the final minute before Heidegger's heroics. The Highlanders (13-9, 3-3 Big West) led by six at halftime.

The Gauchos (13-7, 2-3 Big West) play at Cal State Northridge on Thursday.

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Ryan Fish

Ryan Fish is a reporter, sports anchor and forecaster at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.