UCSB Men's Basketball News
June 25, 2013
Former Gaucho Great Brian Shaw Named Head Coach of Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets have named former UC Santa Barbara star Brian Shaw as the 20th head coach in franchise history, team president Josh Kroenke announced Tuesday.
April 17, 2013
Gauchos Add Three Standout Recruits for 2013-14 Season
The UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball program has signed one junior college standout and a pair of high school stars to National Letters of Intent and the trio will join the program for the 2013-14 season, head coach Bob Williams announced Wednesday.
April 11, 2013
Boswell Named to I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team
UC Santa Barbara junior guard Kyle Boswell has been selected to the 11th Annual Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team, the organization announced Thursday.
April 4, 2013
Johnson hits his target even while aiming high : UCSB star now shines for Pacers
Orlando Johnson was supposedly the right man in the wrong sport. He was a 6-foot-5 high school basketball center that even the college recruiters thought was better suited for football.
March 26, 2013
Alan Williams Named NABC All-District Second Team
UC Santa Barbara sophomore forward Alan Williams has been selected Second Team All-District 9 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches it was announced Wednesday.
March 14, 2013
Bryson's Record Performance Leads Stirring Comeback but Gauchos Lose Thriller to Pacific, 71-68
Freshman Michael Bryson scored a career-high 29 points and UC Santa Barbara used a barrage of three-point baskets to forge a stirring comeback, turning a 38-19 first half deficit into a second half lead, but the Gauchos ultimately fell short in a 71-68 loss to the University of the Pacific in the first round of the 2013 Big West Tournament at Honda Center.
March 12, 2013
Gauchos Head to Honda Center, Open Big West Tournament Against Pacific on Thursday at Noon
The Gauchos’ win over UC Riverside on Saturday coupled with Cal State Fullerton’s loss at Cal Poly gave UCSB the No. 7 seed in the 2013 Big West Tournament. The No. 7 seed may not sound like much, but when a tournament berth at all seemed like a lofty goal just a few weeks ago, No. 7 doesn’t sound so bad.
March 11, 2013
Alan Williams, Kyle Boswell Earn Big West Honors
Sophomore forward Alan Williams was named First Team All-Big West and junior Kyle Boswell was named the league’s Sixth Man of the Year as well as Honorable Mention All-Big West, the league announced Monday.
March 11, 2013
Williams Selected Big West Player of the Week for the Second Time in 2012-13
Alan Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./North HS), the conference's leading rebounder, yanked down 14 boards in each of UC Santa Barbara two wins to secure the final Big West Men's Basketball Player of the Week award for the 2012-13 season. It was the second Player of the Week honor that he has received this season.
March 9, 2013
Gauchos Use Late 11-0 Run to Stretch Winning Streak to Three, 56-46 Over UCR
Alan Williams had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Kyle Boswell chipped-in 12 points, including six during the pivotal final minutes, to help UC Santa Barbara to a 56-46 win over UC Riverside on Saturday night in the final regular game for both teams.
March 7, 2013
Free Bus Ride and Tickets Offered to Students for 2013 Big West Tournament
All students who grabbed a Loco Pass this year can take advantage of free bus and ticket to each UCSB game in the 2013 Big West Basketball Tournament at Honda Center in Anaheim, Thursday, March 14 - Saturday, March 16.
March 7, 2013
UCSB Grinds Out 66-50 Win Over Fullerton, Closes in on No. 7 Seed in Big West Tourney
Alan Williams had his 14th double-double of the season with 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead four players in double-figures as UC Santa Barbara moved closer to the No. 7 seed in next week’s Big West Tournament with a 66-50 win over visiting Cal State Fullerton on Thursday night.
March 6, 2013
Gauchos Battle Fullerton Thursday in First of Two Key Home Games to End Regular Season
The Gauchos' win at Cal State Northridge on Saturday put them in the Big West Tournament. UCSB has a one-and-a-half game lead over the Matadors and even if the teams finished tied, the Gauchos have the tiebreaker and would qualify. On Thursday night against Cal State Fullerton, Santa Barbara will take aim at the No. 7 seed, currently held by the Titans.
March 2, 2013
Gauchos Parlay Williams' Dominant Performance, Big Second Half for Key Win at Northridge, 83-74
Alan Williams scored a career-high 32 points, had 16 rebounds, and combined with Kyle Boswell and Keegan Hornbuckle for 50 points second half points, as UC Santa Barbara won a key Big West Conference road game at Cal State Northridge on Saturday night, 83-74.
February 28, 2013
UCSB Pushes Hawaii to the Limit 70-66 as Boswell Scores Career-High 27
UC Santa Barbara returned two of its injured players for Thursday night’s game at Hawaii and the difference was easy to see. The only question was whether the return of Kyle Boswell and Keegan Hornbuckle would be enough. Almost, but not quite, as the Rainbow Warriors hung on to edge the Gauchos, 70-66.
February 25, 2013
Gauchos Travel to Hawaii, Cal State Northridge for Key Big West Games
UCSB enters Thursday night's game at Hawai'i with a one-half game lead over Cal State Northridge in the race for the final Big West Tournament berth. The Gauchos are one-game ahead of the Matadors in the loss column with a 4-10 record. Northridge, which has a 4-11 record, will host Cal Poly on Thursday. The two teams will meet on Saturday night in the San Fernando Valley in a game that could determine the eighth team in the conference tournament.
February 23, 2013
Sacramento State Rallies Past UCSB, 51-50
Konner VetetoÃ¢â¬â¢s lay-up with 5.4 seconds to play gave visiting Sacramento State a 51-50 win over UC Santa Barbara in a Ramada World Wide BracketBuster game on Saturday night.
February 22, 2013
UCSB Hosts Sac State in BracketBuster Game Saturday
UCSB will host Sacramento State in a Ramada World Wide BracketBusters game on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m. The game against the Hornets will mark the Gauchos ninth, and final, appearance in the BracktBusters series. In their first eight games, they have gone 4-4 with wins over Utah State, San Jose State, Fresno State and Montana State and losses to Detroit, Eastern Washington, Utah State and Boise State.
February 20, 2013
Gauchos Drop 54-45 Decision at UC Riverside
Chris Harriel scored 14 points, including nine in the all-important second half, to lead UC Riverside past visiting UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday night, 54-45.
February 18, 2013
Gauchos Travel to UCR Wednesday, Host Sac State in BracketBuster Game Saturday
UCSB will travel to UC Riverside on Wednesday night looking to get back on the winning track. The Gauchos will host Sacramento State on Saturday in a Ramada World Wide BracketBuster match-up.
February 16, 2013
Williams' Double-Double Not Enough, Gauchos Lose at Cal Poly, 67-49
Dylan Royer scored 23 points and made seven three-point baskets, including five in the second half, as Cal Poly pulled away and beat visiting UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night, 67-49. Alan Williams led the Gauchos with 24 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots.
February 13, 2013
UCSB Travels to Cal Poly for Blue-Green Rivalry Game Saturday
UCSB enters Saturday's game at Cal Poly with an overall record of 8-15 and a Big West Conference mark of 4-8. The Gauchos ended a five-game losing streak on Saturday, Feb. 9 when they beat Pacific, 66-53. The five-game losing streak was the longest suffered by a UCSB team since December of 2002.
February 11, 2013
UCSB Celebrates Promotion Of Black History Month
UC Santa Barbara Athletics is proud promote the celebration of Black History Month. As part of the celebration, UCSBgauchos.com will revisit a series of video interviews of Gaucho African-American athletes and coaches that have been created by the UCSB Athletics Department.
February 9, 2013
Depleted Gauchos Lead Wire-to-Wire, Defeat Pacific 66-53
Despite adding its leading scorer to an already lengthy injured list in the first half, UC Santa Barbara led from start to finish in a 66-53 win over visiting Pacific on Saturday night, ending a five-game losing streak.
February 8, 2013
UCSB Hosts Pacific Saturday Night, Lucius Davis Becomes 'Legend of the 'Dome' in Halftime Ceremony
Saturday's game will not only mark the final Big West regular season match-up between UC Santa Barbara and Pacific, it will also be the night that former Gaucho great Lucius Davis becomes the fifth men's basketball Legend of the 'Dome.
February 7, 2013
UC Davis Tops Ice-Cold UCSB, 64-56
Corey Hawkins scored 20 points and visiting UC Davis held UC Santa Barbara to an icy 18.5% shooting from three-point range en route to a 64-56 win at the Thunderdome on Thursday night. Alan Williams had his 10th double-double of the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds for the home team.
February 6, 2013
UCSB Hosts UC Davis Thursday; Lucius Davis Will Become Legend of the 'Dome Saturday Night
The Feb. 9 game will not only mark the final Big West regular season match-up between UC Santa Barbara and Pacific, it will also be the night that former Gaucho great Lucius Davis becomes the fifth men’s basketball Legend of the ‘Dome
February 5, 2013
Gauchos to Host Sacramento State in BracketBuster Game on Feb. 23
UC Santa Barbara will host Sacramento State in a Ramada World Wide BracketBusters game on Saturday, Feb. 23 with the tip-ff set for 7:00 p.m. at the Thunderdome.
February 4, 2013
Lucius Davis Becomes Newest 'Legend of the 'Dome' Saturday as Gauchos Host Pacific
Lucius Davis, a staple of the great UC Santa Barbara teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s, will be introduced as the fifth men’s basketball Legend of the ‘Dome on Saturday, Feb. 9 when the Gauchos host Pacific at 7:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome.
February 2, 2013
Gauchos Rally From 20 Down But Fall to UCI on Late Three-Pointer, 62-60
Michael Wilder’s three-point shot with 8.7 seconds to play lifted UC Irvine to a 62-60 win over visiting UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night. The Gauchos rallied from a 19-point second half deficit to take their first lead since the opening minutes before Wilder’s big shot.
February 1, 2013
Gauchos Play at UC Irvine Saturday Night
UC Santa Barbara will remain in Southern California and travel to UC Irvine on Saturday, Feb. 2 for a 7:00 p.m. game. Next weekend, the Gauchos return home for games against Northern California foes UC Davis and Pacific. The game against Pacific on Feb. 9 will by UCSB’s final regular season game against the Tigers as a member of the Big West. They will move to the West Coast Conference next season.
January 30, 2013
Gauchos Battle to the End, Drop 57-55 Thriller at Long Beach State
Long Beach State’s Mike Caffey made two free throws with 7.4 seconds left and a three-point attempt at the buzzer by UC Santa Barbara’s Kyle Boswell’s didn’t fall as the 49ers held off the visiting Gauchos on Wednesday night, 57-55.
January 29, 2013
UCSB Travels to Long Beach State Wednesday for Late-Night TV Game
UC Santa Barbara’s Jan. 30 game at Long Beach State has been moved from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Originally the game was scheduled to be televised on ESPNU, but has been shifted to ESPNews.
January 29, 2013
Free Pre-Game Event to Be Held Prior to Feb. 2 UCSB-UCI Basketball Game
Central Development and the Alumni House are hosting a pre-game event before UC Santa Barbara’s men’s basketball game at UC Irvine on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Steelhead Brewing Company in Irvine.
January 26, 2013
Shorthanded UCSB Loses 78-73 Decision to Hawaii
Christian Standhardinger had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Vander Joaquim had 17 points and 11 rebounds as visiting Hawaii held on to defeat UC Santa Barbara 78-73 on Saturday afternoon.
January 25, 2013
Gauchos Welcome Hawai'i to Thunderdome for 4:00 pm Saturday Showdown on Fox Sports Prime Ticket
UC Santa Barbara's Jan. 26 game against the University of Hawai'i has been moved from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accommodate Fox Sports Prime Ticket, which will televise from the Thunderdome for the third time over a four-week span. In addition to the change for the game against Hawai'i, the Gauchos' game at Long Beach State on Wednesday, Jan. 30 has been moved from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Also, it will air on ESPN News instead of the originally scheduled ESPNU.
January 24, 2013
Matadors Rally Past Gauchos, 75-69
Stephen Maxwell had 27 points and 14 rebounds, and Stephan Hicks added 24 points to lead visiting Cal State Northridge to a come-from-behind 75-69 win over UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night.
January 23, 2013
UCSB Hosts Northridge Thursday; Saturday's Game Against Hawai'i Moved to 4:00 pm for Fox Sports
UC Santa Barbara’s Jan. 26 game against the University of Hawai’i has been moved from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accommodate Fox Sports Prime Ticket, which will televise from the Thunderdome for the third time over a four-week span. The schedule change was made after the NHL settled its labor dispute, creating scheduling conflicts.
January 19, 2013
UCSB Tops Cal Poly in Double-OT Thriller, 83-81
UC Santa Barbara shot just 38.5% from the field and trailed Cal Poly by five points at halftime of Saturday’s renewal of the Blue-Green Rivalry and that was the good news. The Gauchos (7-10 overall, 3-3 in the Big West) survived an 83-81 double overtime thriller over their Blue-Green Rival Cal Poly (7-9 overall, 3-3 in the Big West) despite losing sophomore Alan Williams, their leading scorer and rebounder, to a left leg injury with just over six minutes to play in the first half when he landed hard after committing a foul while contesting a Mustang shot.
January 16, 2013
Gauchos-Mustangs Renew Blue-Green Rivalry Saturday Afternoon at Thunderdome; Game Will Air Live on Fox Sports
UC Santa Barbara returns home on Saturday, Jan. 19 to host Cal Poly in a 4:00 p.m. game at the Thunderdome. The game will mark a renewal of the Blue-Green Rivalry between the schools. Last year, the Gauchos won both regular season games against the Mustangs as well as a semfinal match-up in the Big West Tournament. Saturday’s game will be televised on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.
January 12, 2013
UCSB Travels to UC Davis Before Returning Home for Three
UCSB enters Saturday’s game at UC Davis with a record of 5-10 overall and a 1-3 mark in the Big West. The Gauchos are coming off an 80-62 loss at Pacific on Thursday night. In their previous game, they dropped a 77-70 decision at home to Long Beach State. UCSB has now lost two straight games and five of its last six.
January 12, 2013
Williams, Clutch Plays Down the Stretch Key Gauchos' 66-59 Win at UC Davis
Kyle Boswell had a four-point play, Nate Garth drilled a clutch three-pointer and visiting UC Santa Barbara made four late free throws as the Gauchos held-off UC Davis for a 66-59 Big West win on Saturday night.
January 10, 2013
Williams' Double-Double Not Enough as Gauchos Lose at Pacific, 80-62
Sophomore Alan Williams had a double with 22 points and 12 rebounds for UC Santa Barbara, but it wasn’t enough as the University of the Pacific bench combined for 54 points to lead the Tigers to a 80-62 win over the visiting Gauchos on Thursday night.
January 8, 2013
UCSB Heads North, Plays Final Big West Game at Pacific Thursday
UC Santa Barbara will travel north this weekend for Big West Conference games at Pacific and UC Davis. When the Gauchos take-on Pacific Thursday, it will be their final road game against the Tigers as a league opponent. Pacific will leave the Big West and join the West Coast Conference following the 2012-13 season.
January 5, 2013
Gauchos Battle Back But Long Beach Holds On for 77-70 Win
Mike Caffey scored 19 points, including a three-pointer from near half court at the first half buzzer to help visiting Long Beach State to a 77-70 win over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon. UCSB (5-9 overall, 1-2 in the Big West) trailed Long Beach (6-8 overall, 2-1 in the Big West) 45-31 after James Ennis scored on a slam.
January 4, 2013
Gauchos, Rival 49ers Tangle at T-Dome in Fox Sports Prime Ticket Showdown Saturday at 4:00 PM
UC Santa Barbara will host defending Big West Champion Long Beach State in a 4:00 p.m. game on Saturday afternoon at the Thunderdome. The game is a rematch of the last three Big West Tournament championship games, two of which were won by the Gauchos.
January 3, 2013
Williams' Heroics, Boswell's Career-High Lead UCSB Comeback Win Over UC Irvine, 74-71
Sophomore Alan Williams blocked a shot with 30 seconds left, then made a hook shot, was fouled and made a free throw with 7.5 seconds to play, helping UC Santa Barbara to a 74-71 win over visiting UC Irvine on Thursday night.
January 2, 2013
UCSB Returns Home to Host UCI Thursday, Long Beach in TV Showdown Saturday at 4:00 pm
UC Santa Barbara opened the 2012-13 Big West schedule at Cal State Fullerton, one of the league favorites on Dec. 29. The Gauchos dropped the high-scoring affair to the Titans, 86-79. This week, UCSB returns to the Thunderdome for the first time since Dec. 15 and just the second time in 36 days to host conference foes UC Irvine and Long Beach State. Saturday’s game against the 49ers will tip-off at 4:00 p.m.
December 29, 2012
Double-Double by Williams Not Enough, UCSB Drops Big West Opener at Fullerton
Alan Williams had his sixth double-double of the season with 22 points and 16 rebounds, but UC Santa Barbara couldn’t overcome a career performance by Cal State Fullerton senior Sammy Yeager as the Gauchos dropped their Big West opener, 86-79.
December 27, 2012
Gauchos Open Big West Play at League-Favorite Fullerton on Saturday
UC Santa Barbara will open the 2012-13 Big West season on Saturday, Dec. 29 when it travels to Cal State Fullerton for a 7:00 p.m. game against Titans, one of the league-favorites. The Gauchos will play their first home conference games the following weekend when they host UC Irvine (Jan. 3) and Long Beach State (Jan. 5).
December 21, 2012
UCSB Goes Cold in Second Half, Wyoming Stays Unbeaten, 56-40
Leonard Washington scored 17 points, including eight straight during a pivotal stretch early in the second half, to help unbeaten Wyoming to a 56-40 win over visiting UC Santa Barbara on Friday night. Sophomore Alan Williams had his fifth double-double of the season for the Gauchos.
December 20, 2012
A Labor of Love for the Browns
UCSB freshman Taran Brown was literally born to play basketball. His first experience in a game actually came 20 years ago for North Dakota's Jamestown College.
December 19, 2012
Gauchos Travel to Wyoming to Complete Preseason Schedule
UC Santa Barbara will travel to Laramie, Wyo., for a game against the University of Wyoming on Friday, Dec. 21. The game against the Cowboys will be the Gauchos final preseason game of the season and their penultimate non-conference game.
December 18, 2012
Late Rally Falls Short, Cal Gets Past Gauchos, 68-59
UC Santa Barbara equaled its season-high with 13 three-point baskets, including four by Kyle Boswell, but Cal was too strong inside and held off a late Gaucho rally to win a 68-59 decision at Haas Pavilion.
December 17, 2012
Gauchos Head North, Face Cal Tuesday
UC Santa Barbara will travel to Berkeley on Tuesday, Dec. 18 for an 8:00 p.m. game against Cal. The Gauchos will remain on the road following the game in Northern California, and will travel to Laramie, Wyo., for a game against the University of Wyoming on Friday, Dec. 21. The game against the Cowboys will be a rematch of a game between the schools on Nov. 28 in Santa Barbara. Wyoming won that one handily, 68-40.
December 15, 2012
Gauchos Cruise Past San Diego Christian, 87-60
Alan Williams had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Kyle Boswell added 17 points and a career-high seven assists to pace UC Santa Barbara to an 87-60 win over visiting San Diego Christian on Saturday night.
December 13, 2012
Gauchos Host San Diego Christian Saturday in Final Preseason Home Game
UC Santa Barbara will play its third game this season against a team from San Diego when it hosts San Diego Christian on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome. The game will be the Gauchos’ final preseason home game of the year. They will host an ESPNU BracketBuster game on Feb. 23, but Saturday’s game will be the last prior to conference play. Next week, UCSB will hit the road for games at Cal (Dec. 18) and Wyoming (Dec. 21).
December 13, 2012
UCSB Offers Free Tickets to Next Two Basketball Games
Through its Gauchos Give program, UCSB is pleased to announce that local sigh school students and Youth will be admitted free to the next two basketball games held at The Thunderdome. High school students will need to show a valid student ID.
December 6, 2012
Boswell Has Career Night as Gauchos Lose 84-70 Decision at No. 17 San Diego State
Chase Tapley scored 23 points, including 12 straight during a pivotal second half run, and No. 17 San Diego State made 10 of its first 12 three-point attempts, en route to an 84-70 win over visiting UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night. The Aztecs finished the game at 11-of-17 from beyond the arc with Tapley making six.
December 4, 2012
Gauchos Head South to Play No. 17 San Diego State Thursday
UC Santa Barbara will travel south to play at San Diego State in the last game before a break of more than a week for final exams. Following the game, the Gauchos will be off until hosting San Diego Christian at the Thunderdome on Dec. 15.
December 3, 2012
Williams Selected Big West Player of the Week After Leading Gauchos to OT Win at Santa Clara
Sophomore Alan Williams had a career night in helping UC Santa Barbara to a huge road win, as he earned Big West Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors.
December 1, 2012
Boswell's Buzzer-Beater, Williams' Career Night Give Gauchos First Road Win, 83-80 at Santa Clara
Kyle Boswell buried a three-pointer from high above the top of the key as the buzzer sounded to end regulation, pulling UC Santa Barbara and Santa Clara into a 71-71 tie and forcing an overtime and then the Gauchos gutted out a tense overtime to post their first road win of the season, 83-71.
November 29, 2012
The Gauchos Travel to Santa Clara for Saturday Night Match-Up Against the Broncos
UCSB will play its final two games before final exams as it travels to Santa Clara and San Diego State. The Gauchos will look to end a two-game losing streak when they play the Broncos on Saturday night in the Bay Area.
November 28, 2012
Ice Cold Gauchos Fall to Wyoming, 68-40
Luke Martinez made five three-point baskets and scored 17 points and Larry Nance, Jr., scored 12 points to help Wyoming remain undefeated with a 68-40 win at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday night.
November 27, 2012
Gauchos Look to Remain Perfect at Home, Host Wyoming Wednesday
UC Santa Barbara hosts Wyoming on Wednesday night in the first of two games between the schools this year. The Gauchos and Cowboys will meet again on Dec. 21 in Laramie, Wyo.
November 24, 2012
Big First Half Pushes Boise State Past UCSB, 72-56
A 25-2 surge to end the first half and start the second half proved decisive as Boise State rolled past visiting UC Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon, 72-56.
November 23, 2012
Gaucho Huddles Scheduled Prior to Three UCSB December Basketball Games
The UCSB Athletics Department is pleased to announce that it will host three Gaucho Huddles prior to three December men’s basketball games.
November 22, 2012
Record Even at 2-2, Gauchos Travel to Boise State Saturday Afternoon
UC Santa Barbara will play its final two November games over the next several days, traveling to Boise State for an afternoon contest (1:00 p.m. PST) on Saturday, Nov. 24 and then playing host to the University of Wyoming on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome.
November 21, 2012
Gauchos Roll Past Ice-Cold San Diego, 57-39
Freshman Taran Brown had 17 points, sophomore Alan Williams added 12 and five blocked shots, and the University of San Diego made just 3-of-27 shots in the second half as UC Santa Barbara cruised to a 57-39 home win on Wednesday night.
November 20, 2012
Gauchos Welcome San Diego to Thunderdome Wednesday in Final Pre-Thanksgiving Game
UC Santa Barbara will play its second straight home game on Wednesday, Nov. 21 when it hosts the University of San Diego. Not long thereafter, at 5:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving day, in fact, the Gauchos will leave for a one-game trip to Boise State where they will play at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Following the game at Boise, UCSB will return home for its final November game against Wyoming on Wednesday, Nov. 28.
November 17, 2012
Brown, Williams Post Double-Doubles, Gauchos Top The Master's College, 80-60
Freshman Taran Brown and sophomore Alan Williams each had a double-double as UC Santa Barbara defeated The Master’s College on Saturday night at the Thunderdome, 80-60.
November 16, 2012
Gauchos Host The Master's College Saturday Night
UCSB hosts The Master's College in search of their first win.
November 12, 2012
UCSB Can't Stop Illinois State, Drops 100-72 Road Decision
Illinois State used a 21-0 run midway through the first half to transform a 6-6 tie into a 27-6 lead over UC Santa Barbara and then the Redbirds coasted to a 100-72 win in Normal, Ill., Monday night.
November 11, 2012
UCSB Will Look for First Win Monday Night at Illinois State
UCSB travels to Illinois State on Monday night in search of its first win of the season. The game will tip-off at 5:00 p.m. in Normal, Ill.
November 10, 2012
Big Al Lays Down the Law
Alan Travis Williams, the son of a judge and a police chief, laid down the law to his young UCSB basketball teammates before this week's departure to LSU.
November 9, 2012
UCSB Can't Overcome Turnovers, Loses Season Opener at LSU, 77-63
UC Santa Barbara entered its season-opening game at LSU on Friday night as the nation’s third youngest team. The Gauchos travel roster of 13 includes seven freshmen and three sophomores. Against the Tigers, there were times when UCSB acted its age, but there were numerous bright spots in the road loss.
November 6, 2012
Kyle Boswell: A Great Example
November 6, 2012
UCSB Travels to LSU to Open 2012-13 Regular Season Friday
UCSB will go from tangling with Leopards in an exhibition game to battling Tigers in the regular season opener. The Gauchos travel to Baton Rouge, La., for a first-ever meeting with Louisiana State on Friday, Nov. 9.
November 1, 2012
UCSB Debuts With 74-50 Exhibition Win Over La Verne
UC Santa Barbara used an 18-0 run late in the first half to turn a 24-19 deficit into a 37-24 lead en route to a 74-50 exhibition win over visiting La Verne on Thursday night.
October 31, 2012
Youthful Gauchos Debut in Thursday Night Exhibition Game at Thunderdome
The UCSB men's basketball team will make its 2012-13 debut on Thursday, Nov. 1 when it hosts La Verne University in the only exhibition game of the season.
October 26, 2012
Basketball Season Tix Will Be Distributed Beginning This Week, Good Seats Still Available
UCSB Athletics Ticket Office is excited to announce the distribution of basketball season tickets this week. The Gauchos recently announced a two-year celebration of 35 years in the Thunderdome with a special commemorative season ticket. This year past players from the venue's storied history will be featured on each season ticket.
October 26, 2012
Youthful Gauchos Picked to Finish Fifth in Big West
The annual Big West Conference Preseason Media Poll was released Thursday and the UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team has been picked to finish in fifth-place. The reigning Big West champion Long Beach State was selected as the favorites to repeat as 2012-13 champions.
October 25, 2012
Young, Talented Gauchos Prepare for Nov. 1 Thunderdome Debut
With 12 days of practice behind it and a week before its exhibition opener, the UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team is working to find an identity in the post Orlando Johnson and James Nunnally era. The Gauchos will have a very young, but talented, roster this season with the influx of nine freshmen.
October 23, 2012
Gauchos Featured at Least Four Times, Possibly Eight in Big West TV Package
UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team is featured at least four times, and possibly seven, in the 2012-13 Big West television package. In addition, at least three other Gauchos games will be televised on a variety of regional networks and all Big West Tournament games will be aired as well.
September 13, 2012
Papa John Hits the Road Back...Again
John Green got a strange look the other day when he asked UCSB roommate T.J. Taylor, "Want to go for a run?" Like nothing had happened.
September 6, 2012
UCSB Men's Basketball Golf Tournament Set for Oct. 22 at La Cumbre CC
The 2012 UCSB Men's Basketball Golf Tournament will be played at the beautiful La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara on Monday, Oct. 22.
September 5, 2012
Somogyi Signs Contract With Los Angeles Lakers
Former UC Santa Barbara center Greg Somogyi signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Wednesday.
August 24, 2012
Boise State Set to Join Big West Conference in 2013
The Big West Conference members have voted to invite Boise State into the league for all of its non-football sports for the 2013-14 season, the league announced Friday.
August 23, 2012
Gauchos getting a jump start
Bob Williams spent his summers a little differently during the late '80s. He was the coach on the run when he ran Menlo College basketball, even when summer in Atherton would reach the high 80s.
July 26, 2012
2012-13 UCSB Hoop Slate Features 15 Home Games, Road Games at LSU, Cal, SDSU
A difficult road schedule that includes games at LSU and Cal and a home slate that features the contests against Big West rivals Long Beach State and Cal Poly, as well as the first conference match-up against Hawai’i, highlight UC Santa Barbara’s 2012-13 men’s basketball schedule, head coach Bob Williams announced Thursday.