Basketball Season Tickets on Sale! Buy Early and Save!UC Santa Barbara is pleased and excited to announce that men’s and women’s basketball season tickets are now on sale with several outstanding and affordable packages available. And with discounted “Early Bird” specials for both teams, the time to act is now.
Orlando Johnson got groomed for NBA DraftOn the eve of the NBA Draft - a day that Orlando Johnson admits to having anticipated ever since he got big enough to reach a 10-foot rim with a basketball - UCSB's all-time leading scorer visited a barber.
A reach to touch the NBAGreg Somogyi was already 7 foot and 3 inches tall when he arrived at UCSB in 2008, but his view from up there will be very different when he walks graduation on Sunday.
UCSB Loses to Long Beach in Big West Final, 77-64Tournament MVP Casper Ware scored 33 points and handed out six assists Saturday night at the Honda Center to lead No. 1 seed Long Beach State to a 77-64 victory over No. 3 seed UC Santa Barbara for the championship of the Big West Conference Tournament and an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
UCSB Blows Past Pacific in Big West Tournament Opener, 72-52UC Santa Barbara ended the first half on a 13-3 run and began the second with an 8-0 surge to blow open a close game en route to a 72-52 win in a quarterfinal contest in the Big West Tournament at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday.
Seniors Have Night to Remember as Gauchos Blast UC Davis, 90-43Fittingly, on Senior Night at UC Santa Barbara, all five seniors were in the starting lineup for the first time this season. Even more fittingly, the five led the Gauchos to a resounding 90-43 win over visiting UC Davis on Saturday night. They have now won three in a row and six of the last seven.
UCSB Salutes Five Seniors in Saturday's Home Finale Against UC DavisUC Santa Barbara will play its final game of the 2011-12 regular season on Saturday night at the Thunderdome. The Gauchos, who will have closed the season with three straight home games, will host UC Davis to finish things off. The tip-off for the game against the Aggies is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Gauchos Start Home Stretch With Cal Poly on ESPNU SaturdayWith all deference to Thomas Wolfe, you can go home again. After playing seven of its last eight games on the road, a period that spanned 34 days, the UC Santa Barbara basketball team will return home for its final three regular season games of the 2011-12 season.
UCSB Travels to Long Beach State for ESPN2 Showdown WednesdayUC Santa Barbara travels to Long Beach State on Wednesday night for its final regular season road game of the 2011-12 season. The match-up of the two teams that have played in each of the last two Big West Tournament championship games, will be the seventh road game in the last eight overall for UCSB.
Nunnally's Double-Double Leads UCSB Win at Utah State, 72-64James Nunnally had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Orlando Johnson added 22 points and UC Santa Barbara took advantage of two pivotal plays, winning at Utah State for the first time since 1999, 72-64. The game was part of the Sears BracketBuster series.
Alan Williams: A Great ExampleFreshman forward Alan Williams was supposed to be a bit player for this year’s UC Santa Barbara basketball team. He would pick-up minutes where he could, maybe three or four at a time, do what he could in those short spurts, and then return to his place on the bench.
Gauchos Blow Past UC Irvine, 85-62Orlando Johnson scored 25 points and added 10 rebounds and Kyle Boswell had career-highs with 19 points and five three-point baskets as visiting UC Santa Barbara crushed UC Irvine on Wednesday night, 85-62.
UCSB Begins Final Road Stretch Wednesday at UC IrvineBecause of Sears BracketBuster weekend, UC Santa Barbara, and most of the Big West for that matter, will play a Wednesday-Saturday schedule this week. The Gauchos will play at UC Irvine on Wednesday before returning home for a few hours. They will then turnaround and leave late Thursday for Logan, Utah where they will play at Utah State in a Sears BracketBuster game on Saturday, Feb. 18.
UCSB Hosts UC Riverside in Televised Game SaturdayUC Santa Barbara is in the midst of a portion of the schedule that sees it play seven out of eight games on the road. The Gauchos, who played the last three on the road, will play one game this week, and that’s the only home game in the stretch, a Saturday, Feb. 11 contest against UC Riverside. After the game against the Highlanders, they will go on the road for three more (Feb. 15 at UC Irvine, Feb. 18 at Utah State and Feb. 22 at Long Beach State) and those, mercifully, will be the last scheduled road games of the season.
Gauchos Take 2-Game Winning Streak to Cal State Northridge ThursdayUC Santa Barbara is in the midst of a stretch that will see it play seven out of eight games on the road. The Gauchos are off to a 2-0 start win wins at UC Davis and Pacific. This week, they will travel south to begin the second half of league play with games at Cal State Northridge on Thursday and Cal State Fullerton on Saturday
Clutch Plays in Final Minute Gives Gauchos 56-53 Win at PacificKyle Boswell made a three-point basket from deep in the right corner with 29 seconds to play and Orlando Johnson made a pair of clutch free throw with 14 seconds remaining as UC Santa Barbara pulled-out a hard-fought 56-53 win at Pacific on Saturday night.