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Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara’s all-time leading scorer and one of the greatest players in school history, was drafted with the 36th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and quickly traded to the Indian Pacers on Thursday evening.
On 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.
Aamahd Walker, a talented and explosive 6-foot-2 guard from Culver City High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at UC Santa Barbara, head coach Bob Williams announced Thursday.
UCSB basketball coach Bob Williams analyzes the NCAA Tournament with former Gaucho baseball player and current YAHOO! Sports Radio personality Travis Rodgers. To listen to the latest interview, click here.
UC Santa Barbara’s season ended on Wednesday night, but the Gauchos didn’t go down without a fight as they came from 17 points behind to get within one before losing 86-83 at Idaho in the first round of the CollegeInsder.com Tournament.
UC Santa Barbara will play in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament for the first time when it travels to the University of Idaho on Wednesday night. The Gauchos will be making their third consecutive postseason appearance and their fourth in the last five seasons.
Tournament 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.
Orlando Johnson scored 20 points and James Nunnally had 13 as No. 3-seeded UC Santa Barbara pulled away in the last five minutes for a 64-52 win over Cal Poly Friday night in the second semifinal game of the Big West Conference Tournament.
UC 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.
C Santa Barbara has won each of the last two Big West Tournament championships and advanced to two consecutive NCAA Tournaments. In 2010, the Gauchos entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and held up their end of the bargain, defeating UC Davis and Long Beach State to win their first title since 2002.
UC Santa Barbara's Orlando Johnson was named First Team All-Big West Conference for the third straight season and teammate James Nunnally was selected second team all-conference it was announced Monday.
Fittingly, 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.
James Nunnally scored a season-high 28 points and had a career-high eight assists with no turnovers and Orlando Johnson had 24 points and nine rebounds as UC Santa Barbara defeated visiting Pacific on Thursday night, 76-61.
UC 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.
UC Santa Barbara will remain at home for its final two games of the 2011-12 regular season. The Gauchos, who played just their second home game in 35 days on Feb. 25 against Cal Poly, will host Pacific on Thursday, Mar. 1 and UC Davis on Saturday, Mar. 3. Both games will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome.
With 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.
Casper Ware scored 16 points to lead first-place Long Beach State past UC Santa Barbara in a Big West game Wednesday night, 70-58. Orlando Johnson led the Gauchos with 20 points, closing to with three points of the program’s all-time record. He now has 1,694.
UC 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.
James 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.
Freshman 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.
Orlando 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.
Because 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.