UC SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Junior Amadou Sow scored a game-high 20 points as UCSB opened the season with an easy 92-55 victory over Saint Katherine University 92-55.
UCSB shot 56 percent from the floor and Sow made 10 of his 12 shots in the game.
Transfers Miles Norris and Josh Pierre-Louis each scored 12 points in their Gauchos debut while another transfer Ajare Sanni added 11 points in his first game with the Gauchos.
Santa Barbara led 48-23 at the half and got to play their entire roster except for senior JaQuori McLaughlin who sat out with a minor injury.
Senior guard Devearl Ramsey had a game-high 7 assists while Robinson Idehen led everyone with 11 rebounds.
Santa Barbara High School alum Johnnie Coleman scored 7 points for the visiting Firebirds.
UCSB hosts Bethesda College on Saturday, December 5.