March 17, 2008
Jessica Wilson totaled 26 points and 13 rebounds in two wins at the Big West Tournament to propel UCSB to its 12th league title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
In a 77-57 victory over Cal Poly in the semifinals, Wilson had 10 points and a team-high six rebounds while adding three assists in 31 minutes of play.
The 2008 Big West Player of the Year went on to pour in a team-high 16 points and grabbed a game-high seven boards in a 74-59 win over UC Davis in the championship game. Wilson, a senior guard from Sacramento, also tallied five assists, a steal, and a block in 34 minutes.
The Gauchos drew a 13 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will take on fourth-seeded Virginia Sunday, Mar. 23 in Norfolk, Va. (6:30 p.m. PT).