UCSB Will Honor Men's Basketball Alumni at Saturday's Game Against Pacific, Post-Game Dinner

Jan. 24, 2006

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara men's basketball program will hold its second annual Gaucho Basketball Alumni Night on Saturday, Jan. 28, when UCSB takes-on two-time defending Big West Conference champion Pacific in a 4:00 p.m. game at the Thunderdome.

"We are looking forward to welcoming back some of the great players who have been a part of the Gaucho basketball program," said head coach Bob Williams. "I think it is a great thing for our current players to realize that this program has a long and outstanding tradition. The opportunity for them to meet and get to know the players of the past is priceless."

Former UCSB players in attendance will be saluted in a halftime ceremony. Following the game there will be a Gaucho Basketball Alumni dinner held in the lobby of UCSB's new Intercollegiate Athletics Building, across the street from the Thunderdome.

The cost of the dinner is $35.00, which includes a ticket to the game, and all proceeds will go directly to benefit the UCSB basketball program. Boosters and fans are invited to attend both the game and the dinner. Anyone interested in attending the dinner should contact Janice Dendinger at 805-893-3415.