Santa Barbara Keeps Rolling

Associated Press

Erin Buescher had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 23-ranked UC Santa Barbara over Washington State, 89-73, in Tuesday night at Pullman, Wash.

Stacy Clinesmith added 18 points and eight assists for the Gauchos (8-3), including eight after the Cougars (3-6) had closed to within 67-61 with 6:46 remaining.

Colorado 78, No. 17 Illinois 70--Britt Hartshorn scored 19 points as the Buffaloes (5-4) took advantage of 25 fouls by the Illini (9-4) at Boulder, Colo.


No. 3 Louisiana Tech 94, Houston 49--Betty Lennox scored 22 points and reserve Takeisha Lewis added 19 in the Lady Techsters’ opening-round victory at their Holiday Classic at Ruston, La.

No. 11 Louisiana State 103, Jackson St. 35--Katrina Hibbert scored 23 points and the Tigers posted their second-largest winning margin in school history in the victory at Baton Rouge, La.

No. 14 Iowa State 80, Missouri Kansas City 57--Desiree Francis had 20 points and Megan Taylor had 19 to lead the Cyclones (8-2) at Kansas City.

No. 15 Duke 95, George Mason 56--Georgia Schweitzer scored 22 points as the Blue Devils (11-1) won at Durham, N.C.

No. 19 Arizona 91, Marshall 61--Angela Lackey’s 16 points led five Wildcat players in double figures in the Holiday Classic at Louisville, Ky.

Arkansas State 72, No. 20 Kansas 70--Julie Hagood made two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to lead the Lady Indians (9-1) over the Jayhawks (7-3) in Lawrence, Kan.


No. 24 Tulane 104, West Virginia 75--Janell Burse scored 24 points and Grace Daley added 23 as the Green Wave (10-0) won at New Orleans.