Gaucho Huddles Scheduled Prior to Three UCSB December Basketball Games

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UCSB Athletics Department is pleased to announce that it will host three Gaucho Huddles prior to three December men's basketball games.

The first Huddle will be held prior to the Gauchos' game at Santa Clara on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will take place in a hospitality suite at the Leavey Center on the SCU campus.  It will start at 5:30 p.m., 90 minutes before tip-off.  The cost is $30 and includes access to UCSB's hospitality suite during the game as well as a ticket to the game.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, there will be a Huddle held before the Gauchos take-on nationally-ranked San Diego State.  Hosted by Jeff Lipscomb (UCSB '76) and Paul Viviano (UCSB '75), the event will take place at K n B Wine Cellars at 6380 Del Cerro Boulevard in San Diego and it will go from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  Heavy appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available.  A member of the Gaucho coaching staff will join the group for a pre-game chalk talk and preview of the game.  Tip-off of UCSB's game against the Aztecs is slated for 7:00 p.m. at Viejas Arena on the SDSU campus.

The final Gaucho Huddle will take place before to UCSB's 8:00 p.m. game at Cal on Dec. 18.  It will cost $25 and run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Toll Room of the Cal Alumni House.  Heavy appetizers and drinks are included and a member o the Gaucho coaching staff will be there for a pre-game chalk talk and a preview of the game.

For additional information or to RSVP, please contact Christina Baglas, the Director of Marketing, Events & Stewardship for the Gaucho Fund, at or by calling 805-893-5372.