The UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball team (18-8, 11-5 Big West) scored 21 of the game’s final 26 points Monday night to pull away from Cal State Fullerton (11-15, 6-11 Big West) and earn a 74-58 win in Titan Gym, something only four other teams have done all season. 

Alexis Tucker scored 15 of UCSB’s 27 fourth-quarter points and finished with 26 in the game to lead all scorers. 

Tucker broke a 53-53 tie in the fourth quarter to start a run of points. She dropped in a layup to start, then drove the baseline for an and-1 the next time down. She buried a jumper on the next possession to cap off a 7-0 individual run. Alyssa Marin joined in on the fun, hitting a three to make it a 10-0 Gaucho run in just two minutes.

Callie Cooper added 15 points while shooting 4-4 from three-point range, setting new career highs in points and three-pointers made.

Ila Lane collected nine rebounds Monday night, bringing her career total to 853. She is now 12 away from ranking fifth in program history for career rebounds.

The Gauchos have now won back-to-back games for the first time since January 21 and 26.

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Barry Punzal, Sports Editor

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