Gauchos Welcome Hawai'i to Thunderdome for 4:00 pm Saturday Showdown on Fox Sports Prime Ticket

Taran Brown (Photo by Vince Agapito)
Taran Brown (Photo by Vince Agapito)

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• This Week
Game No. 19
Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. 
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Univ. of Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors
at UCSB's Thunderdome - Santa Barbara, Calif.
Radio: AM 1290 KZSB in Santa Barbara
On-Line Audio:
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket

 UCSB-Hawai'i Game Moved To 4:00 p.m. for 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.

• Single Game Tickets Available!
Single game tickets for all Gaucho men's and women's basketball games are now available and can be purchased in advance from the Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on campus, by calling 805-893-UCSB (8272) or online by clicking here. Great seats for the showdown with Long Beach State, and for all games, are also available at the Thunderdome ticket office one hour prior to tip-off.

• On The Radio
All UC Santa Barbara basketball games are broadcast live in Santa Barbara on AM 1290 KZSB and will stream live online at and Gerry Fall is in his ninth year as the play-by-play voice of the Gauchos. Former Los Angeles Lakers and UCSB superstar Don Ford  and Santa Barbara News-Press legend Mark Patton handle the color commentary.

• Talk'n Gauchos
UCSB Athletics' weekly radio show, Talk'n Gauchos, airs every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1290 KZSB. The show is broadcast live from The Beachside Café, located on Goleta Beach and it features UCSB coaches and athletes.  Hosted by Gerry Fall, the voice of the Gauchos.  Fans can also catch Gaucho head coach Bob Williams every Thursday morning at 8:50 a.m. as he visits with Baron Ron Herron on "Bob and The Baron" on AM 1290.

Alan Williams Sidelined Indefinitely With Strained Hamstring  
Alan Williams, UCSB's leading scorer and rebounder, was injured while trying to block a shot with six minutes left in the first half of the game against Cal Poly on Jan. 19.  He was examined at halftime and held out the remainder of the Gauchos' double-overtime win.  On Monday, he was given a more thorough exam and it revealed a strained left hamstring tendon, an injury that will sideline him indefinitely.  Thursday's game against Cal State Northridge marked the first that Williams has ever missed due to injury. 

The Gaucho Record
UCSB enters Saturday's game against Hawai'i with an overall record of 7-11 and a Big West Conference mark of 3-4.  The Gauchos had a two-game winning streak ended on Thursday when they lost a 75-69 decision to visiting Cal State Northridge.    

Williams Passes McCarthy For Third On Big West Conference Victory List
The Jan. 19 win over Cal Poly was the 143rd Big West Conference victory for head coach Bob Williams since his arrival at UCSB for the 1998-99 season.  The victory broke a tie with former New Mexico State head coach Neil McCarthy for third-place on the league's all-time list for conference wins.  Williams is 143-92.  With 244 overall wins as coach of the Gauchos, Williams is in fourth in that category, four behind McCarthy.   

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