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CSUB men outgunned by UC Santa Barbara in 60-48 loss

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On a night when his team officially lost Kaleb Higgins for the season to a torn MCL, and then lost another Big West Conference matchup to UC Santa Barbara, Rod Barnes would have had every reason to take a pessimistic tone after the game.

But after seeing his depleted Cal State Bakersfield team hang around against one of the league's top contenders — narrowing its deficit to three points late in the first half, then coming within six in the second — he took a different tack.

Reporter Henry Greenstein can be reached at 661-395-7374. Follow him on Twitter: @HenryGreenstein.