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No.10 UC Santa Brbra 86, Nevada 60

February 28, 2000

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Erin Buescher had 21 points and 11 rebounds as No. 10 UC Santa Barbara beat Nevada 86-60 on Sunday, extending its winning streak to 21 games.

Stacy Clinesmith added 17 points and seven assists for the Gauchos (15-3, 13-0 Big West). Tawnee Cooper had 15 points, Kristi Rohr 13 and Nicole Greathouse 10.

Santa Barbara, playing before a school-record crowd of 5,371, outscored the Wolfpack 38-10 to open the second half, and took a 75-50 lead with seven minutes remaining.

Kate Smith scored 12 of her 14 points in the first half as Nevada (17-9, 7-6 Big West) took a 40-37 lead. Nevada shot 53 percent in the first half, hitting 17-of-32 attempts.

Nevada shot only 36 percent in the second half, and did not score until four minutes into the half when Jessica Larsen connected on a driving layup. Larsen finished with 12 points.

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