No. 19 UNLV 86, UC Santa Barbara 79, OT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Teresa Jackson scored a career-high 33 points in 19th-ranked UNLV’s 86-79 overtime victory over UC Santa Barbara on Monday night.
Cherie Hogg added 21 points for the Lady Rebels (22-2 overall, 15-1 in the Big West Conference).
Cori Close led UC Santa Barbara (14-10, 12-4) with 26 points and eight assists. Becky Brown had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Gauchos.
UNLV forced the overtime when Tanya Carter, who had eight points and 14 rebounds, made a layup as time expired to tie it at 73. Carter was fouled on the play and missed the free throw, one of only two misses in 21 attempts for UNLV in the game.
The Rebels won the game by scoring the final eight points in the last 1:40 of overtime - four by Hogg - to overcome a 79-78 deficit.
UNLV made 32 of its 62 field-goal attempts (51.6 percent) while UCSB made only 30 of its 87 shots (34.5 percent). The Gauchos outrebounded the Lady Rebels 57-38.