Jan. 5, 2009
To open Big West play, Lauren led the Gauchos in scoring twice as UCSB routed Long Beach State and then defeated preseason favorite UC Riverside.
In the 66-48 victory over the Beach, Pedersen led all players with 16 points while adding six rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
In the 47-40 topping of the Highlanders, Pedersen again led all players with 21 points. The senior guard also tallied five boards, three steals, and an assist. She tied her career-best with five three-pointers.
The Brea, Calif. native also matched her career-high with seven field goals made in both games.
Pedersen leads the Gauchos in points per game (12.8), rebounds per game (4.9), and steals (37).