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Mar 18, 2012 8:27 PM by Bill Halter

UCSB loses to Baylor in 1st Round

On paper the UCSB women's basketball team was overmatched by Baylor and on the court the Gauchos were as well. Top ranked and undefeated Baylor beat UCSB 81-40 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Game was played at Bowling Green in Ohio. UCSB finishes the season 17-16, Baylor improves to 35-0 and advances to the second round.

6"8 Baylor center Brittney Griner scored 14 points in 22 minutes to lead the Lady Bears. Baylor went ahead 12-0 and was up 46-16 at the half. The Gauchos were overmatched and struggled getting good shots on offense. As a team the Gauchos shot 27-percent (16-60) from the floor where as Baylor made 59-percent of its shots.

Senior Emilie Johnson led UCSB with 10-points. Johnson and Kelsey Adrian are the two Gauchos who played their final college games.

UCSB earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Big West Tournament despite being the six seed. Because they didn't have a great regular season the Gauchos were awarded a 16-seed and had to play top seeded Baylor.

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