UC RIVERSIDE, Calif. -

Just when you thought it could not get any worse for the UCSB men's basketball team, it does as they lose at UC Riverside 54-45 in an ugly game involving two of the worst teams in the Big West Conference.

The banged-up Gauchos, who are down to just six scholarship players, shot under 26 percent in the game as they lose for the seventh time in their last eight games to fall to 4-10 in league and 8-17 for the year. UC Riverside is just 3-11 in league and 6-20 for the season.

Alan Williams led UCSB with 15 points and 12 rebounds while Chris Harriel scored 14 points for the Highlanders.