UC Santa Cruz overcame a five-point deficit in the last quarter to beat Carleton College 65-60 in the last day of the 2018 Thanksgiving Classic.
UCSC improved to 3-2 with the win over the Knights of the MIAC, who fell to 2-3.
Freshman Ashley Kowack led UCSC with 27 points on 10-19 shooting and was named Classic MVP.
"Her teammates did a great job of finding her in rhythm for shots," said head coach Todd Kent. "Excited to watch this team grow this season."
UCSC led by 8 at halftime but had little answers for the Knights' Annabella Jensen inside. The Knights led by as much as five thanks to a 22-9 scoring edge in the third quarter to enter the last ten minutes leading 52-47.
Kowack however scored 10 of her 27 in the last quarter, and the Slugs took the lead for good after an 11-2 run capped by Katherine Mauldin's steal and Kowack's layup to make it 60-56 with just over 3:00 to play.
Jensen led the Knights with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
UCSC next plays on Sunday when they welcome Pacific Union to town for a 4:00pm game.
THANKSGIVING CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM