Gauchos Add Three Standout Recruits for 2013-14 SeasonThe 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.
Boswell Named to I-AAA Scholar-Athlete TeamUC 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.
Alan Williams, Kyle Boswell Earn Big West HonorsSophomore 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.
Williams Selected Big West Player of the Week for the Second Time in 2012-13Alan 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.
Gauchos Battle Fullerton Thursday in First of Two Key Home Games to End Regular SeasonThe 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.
UCSB Pushes Hawaii to the Limit 70-66 as Boswell Scores Career-High 27UC 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.
Gauchos Travel to Hawaii, Cal State Northridge for Key Big West GamesUCSB 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.
Sacramento State Rallies Past UCSB, 51-50Konner 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.
UCSB Hosts Sac State in BracketBuster Game SaturdayUCSB 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.
UCSB Travels to Cal Poly for Blue-Green Rivalry Game SaturdayUCSB 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.
UCSB Celebrates Promotion Of Black History MonthUC 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.
UC Davis Tops Ice-Cold UCSB, 64-56Corey 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.
Gauchos Play at UC Irvine Saturday NightUC 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.
Gauchos Welcome Hawai'i to Thunderdome for 4:00 pm Saturday Showdown on Fox Sports Prime TicketUC 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.
Matadors Rally Past Gauchos, 75-69Stephen 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.
UCSB Tops Cal Poly in Double-OT Thriller, 83-81UC 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.