Osborne, No. 15 UCLA women beat UC Santa Barbara 68-57

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Charisma Osborne scored 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, Kiki Rice added 14 points and eight rebounds and No. 15 UCLA overcame a cold-shooting start to beat UC Santa Barbara 68-57 Saturday night.

Gabriela Jaquez made 5 of 7 from the field and scored 12 points for UCLA (8-1), which rebounded from a 73-54 loss at No. 1 South Carolina on Tuesday that snapped the Bruins’ seven-game win streak.

Gina Conti made a jumper, Osborne hit a 3 just before the buzzer and Rice added a jumper to open the fourth quarter to make it 50-44 with 9 minutes to play and UCLA led the rest of the way.

Alyssa Marin led the Gauchos (5-2) with 17 points — 14 in the first half — and Lane sccored 13. Jessica Grant added 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting, all from behind the arc.

The Bruins, who made just 2 of 16 from the field in the first quarter, shot 69.2% (9 of 13) in the second as they outscored UCSB 21-13, including eight points by Osborne, to trim its deficit to 33-25 at halftime. UCLA then hit its first six field-goal attempts in the third quarter to power a 14-3 run that made it 39-36 — the Bruins’ first lead since 2-0 — when Emily Bessoir hit a 3-pointer with 6:53 left in the period.

Rice hit a jumper to open the scoring about 90 seconds into the game but the Bruins missed 10 consecutive field-goal attempts over the next eight-plus minutes. Marin hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points — and Ila Lane added seven points — in a 20-2 run to close the first quarter that gave U