Bob Williams, Nicole Lantange Welch Featured on Talk'n Gauchos Tuesday

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Head men's basketball coach Bob Williams and head women's volleyball coach Nicole Lantange Welch will be the featured guests on this week's Talk'n Gauchos show which airs live on AM 1290 KZSB every Tuesday night.

The show, which also airs on UCSBgauchos.com, is broadcast from the Beachside Bar Cafe on beautiful Goleta Beach.

Tuesday's show will be an abbreviated version because the Gaucho women's basketball team will be hosting Hampton University at the Thunderdome at 7:00 p.m. and the pre-game show will begin airing at 6:40 p.m.

Williams and his UCSB basketball team will host South Dakota State on Friday night in a 7:00 p.m. game at the Thunderdome. The Gauchos enter the week with a 2-2 record, but their two losses have come at Colorado and to Utah State and they played both without leading scorer and rebounder Alan Williams. 

In addition to the games that have already been played, host Gerry Fall, The Voice of the Gauchos, will talk to Coach Williams about next week's road match-up at UCLA and home game against Cal.

Lantange Welch is currently riding the crest of an outstanding run with the UCSB women's volleyball team. In just her first season at the helm of the Gauchos, she has the women's volleyball team on the threshold of its first Big West championship since 2005. Her team is currently 17-9 overall and 12-2 in league. Since losing their conference opener in five games to Long Beach State, the Gauchos have won 12 out of 13, including a victory at Hawaii and two over Cal State Northridge. 

UCSB will complete the regular season this weekend when it travels to Long Beach State on Friday Nov. 29 and UC Irvine on Saturday, Nov. 30. A pair of wins would give the Gauchos the Big West's automatic NCAA Tournament berth and even a split could result in an NCAA appearance.

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