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No. 9 UCSB 98, Cal St-Fullerton 51

March 3, 2000

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) _ Erin Buesher scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Thursday night to lead No. 9 UC Santa Barbara to a 98-51 victory over Cal State Fullerton.

The Gauchos (26-3, 14-0 Big West) have won 22 straight games, the longest in the nation. Kristi Rohr added 17 points for UCSB and Tawnee Cooper scored 16. All five Gauchos starters finished in double figures.

Erin Whiteside had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Titans (2-24, 1-13), who lost their 12th game in a row. Nieshia Cleveland also added 12 points for Fullerton, and Megan Baskins chipped in 10.

UCSB jumped to a 17-6 lead after less than five minutes. The Gauchos stretched it to 47-18 by halftime and a 10-0 spurt to open the second half built the lead to 39 points with 18:25 to play.

UCSB outrebounded the Titans 47-33 and forced 30 turnovers, while committing only 11. The Gauchos missed only one of 16 free throws. The only weak point was 1-for-14 3-point shooting.

UCSB has won 41 consecutive regular season conference games.

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