In a crucial victory, Cal Poly women's basketball secured a 74-63 win over UC Santa Barbara, propelled by a balanced scoring effort with four Mustangs reaching double figures. The win has positioned the Mustangs in a tie for third place in the Big West standings, crucial for securing a first-round bye in the upcoming Big West Championship.

By the Numbers
  • Junior guard Sidney Richards led with a career-high 17 points and 5 assists.
  • Senior forward Natalia Ackerman achieved her third straight double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
  • Junior guard Sydney Bourland contributed 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals.
  • Graduate guard Ania McNicholas added 13 points, and the team had a season-low of 7 turnovers.
  • Cal Poly outscored UCSB 25-13 in the third quarter, securing a significant lead.
State of Play
  • Cal Poly is now in a three-way tie for third place in the Big West standings, with three regular season games remaining.
  • The top four teams secure a first-round bye in the upcoming Big West Championship.
  • The team will face Cal State Bakersfield on the road in their next game, aiming to continue their winning streak.
What's Next

Cal Poly will face Cal State Bakersfield in their next game, looking to maintain their momentum and secure further victories.