Gauchos Travel North to Play Central Coast Rival Cal Poly Wednesday

Gauchos Travel North to Play Central Coast Rival Cal Poly Wednesday

Feb. 14, 2007

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The Schedule
Game No. 23
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at Cal Poly Mustangs
at Cal Poly's Mott Gymnasium

Game No. 24
O' Reilly's BracketBusters
Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Eastern Washington Eagles
at UCSB's Thunderdome

The Gaucho Record
UC Santa Barbara enters its Valentine's Day game at Cal Poly with an overall record of 15-7 and a Big West record of 6-3. On Saturday night, the Gauchos saw their four-game winning streak ended in cruel fashion by visiting Long Beach State. The 49ers overcame a 10-point UCSB lead late in the game to post a 68-67 win. The loss dropped the Gauchos into third-place in the Big West. Santa Barbara is now 6-5 in home games this season and 9-2 in road games.

Best 22-Game Record Since...
UCSB is off to its best start in more than a decade. The Gauchos have an overall record of 15-7, the best 22-game record since Bob Williams became head coach prior to the 1998-99 season. The last time a UCSB team opened the season with a better record was in 1991-92, when it began the year with a 16-6 record.

March 3 Home Finale Moved To 4:00 PM For Fox Sports Prime Ticket
UCSB's regular season finale against Cal State Northridge, scheduled for Saturday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome, has been moved to 4:00 p.m. to accommodate Fox Sports Prime Ticket, which will televise the game live. Two of UCSB's final four basketball games have been added to the Big West Conference's television package, it was announced in late January. As part of the league's best game available provision in its television contracts, the Big West decides on late-season games based on record and impact on the conference standings. In addition to the game against Cal State Northridge, the Gauchos' games on Feb. 22 at Cal State Fullerton will be aired by KVMD-TV in Southern California.

Gauchos Can't Hold On, Drop 68-67 Heartbreker To Long Beach State
In the first meeting between UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State, Aaron Nixon couldn't miss as he scored 35 points in a 49er win. On Saturday night, in the Thunderdome rematch between the schools, Nixon made just 4-of-14 shots, but the fourth field goal came with just 0:00.4 remaining and it helped to give Long Beach a 68-67 win. Nixon's shot actually gave his team a 68-66 lead, but the 49ers (17-6 overall, 8-2 in the Big West) were whistled for a technical foul when they celebrated too early, giving UCSB (15-7 overall, 6-3 in the Big West) a pair of free throws and a chance to tie the game. Senior guard Cecil Brown, who finished with a team-high 18 points for the Gauchos, missed the first of the two free throws before making the second. Santa Barbara had one last-ditch effort, but Ivan Elliott's length-of-the-court pass at the rim on the inbounds was tipped by a Long Beach defender and the score stood at 68-67. The Gauchos led for most of the second half. UCSB used a pair of 10-2 spurts to open up 10-point leads. The final 10-2 run came with 6:56 left, giving the Gauchos a 64-54 lead. The 49ers responded by scoring the next 12 consecutive points to take a 66-64 lead with 1:46 remaining. UCSB tied the score on a lay-up by Elliott with 1:27 to go setting the stage for Nixon's buzzer-beater. 49er guard Kejuan Johnson, returning after a three-game suspension, scored a game-high 22 points. Sterling Byrd had a double-double for Long Beach with 19 points and 11 rebounds. In addition to his 18 points, Brown had team-highs of six rebounds and five assists for the Gauchos. James Powell came off the bench to score 11 points, all in the second half. Chris Devine, who fouled out in only 23 minutes, and Elliott each added 10. Alex Harris, who entered the game averaging more than 20 points per game, scored just nine, all in the first half. It was his first single-digit game of the year. As a team, UCSB shot 51.0% and held the 49ers to just 41.8%, but the Gauchos had 17 turnovers, including some key ones down the stretch. Santa Barbara was also whistled for 17 fouls as compared to Long Beach, which had just 11.

Probable Starters - Notes
G - Cecil Brown - Averaged 20.5 points per game in two games last weekend.
G - Alex Harris - Had his double-figure scoring streak ended at 21 by Long Beach State.
G - Justin Joyner - 64 assists ranks him sixth on UCSB's all-time freshman list.
F - Chris Devine - Has scored 10 or more points in 20 of 22 games this season.
F - Ivan Elliott - Had 10 points vs. Long Beach, his first double-figure game since Dec. 30.

Probable Reserves - Notes
G - James Powell - Has made 13-of-24 shots in thte last four games, 54.2%.
G - Paul Roemer - Did not played in the last two games.
G - Trevor Bing - Did not play in the last two games.
F - Tom Garlepp - Has logged just 37 minutes in nine Big West games.
F - Emmanuel Bidias a Mouté - Has played five or more minutes in the last six games.
F - Beau Gibb - Has played in just one of the last 10 games. F - David Massey - Played in only game and had only points on Nov. 13 at Montana State.
F - Sam Phippen - Freshman forward is redshirting the 2006-07 season.
F - Glenn Turner - Averaged 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in last two games.

The Bob Williams File
Bob Williams is in his ninth season as the head coach at UC Santa Barbara. Last year his team overcame a slow start to finish over the .500 mark for the fourth time in five seasons. UCSB was 15-14 overall and 6-8 in the Big West. Prior to the 2004-05 season, when an injury-ravaged Gaucho team finished below .500, Williams had guided the program to three straight winning seasons for the first time since the late 1980s. In 2002-03, Williams' Gauchos went 18-14 overall and 14-4 in league. The 2002-03 Big West mark earned Santa Barbara its first-ever Big West regular season championship along with a trip to the postseason National Invitation Tournament. Additionally, the success earned Williams his second Big West Coach of the Year award, his first coming after an impressive 1999 campaign. In 2001-02, Williams guided UCSB to its first Big West Conference Tournament Championship ever and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 12 years. Including this season, Williams' UCSB teams have posted a 137-118 (.538) overall record and an 83-57 (.593) record in Big West games. Prior to his arrival at UCSB, he spent eight years at UC Davis and in those eight years, his teams recorded 20 or more wins five times and a 158-76 record. In Williams' final season, the Aggies went 31-2, won the NCAA Division II National Championship and he was named NABC Division II Coach of the Year. Including two seasons at Menlo College, Williams has a record of 325-218 (.599) at four-year schools.

The Opponents
UCSB and Cal Poly have played 87 times in a series that dates back to 1938. While the Gauchos lead the all-time series with a 58-29 record, the Mustangs have won two consecutive games. Last year, Cal Poly defeated Santa Barbara 57-50 in the second round of the Big West Tournament in Anaheim, Calif., and earlier this season, on Jan. 20, it defeated the Gauchos at the Thunderdome, 71-61. The last time the teams met at Mott Gymnasium, Jan. 21, 2006, the Mustangs posted a 74-62 victory. UCSB and Eastern Washington have played four times over the years. The teams have each won two of the four games. The Gauchos and Eagles have not played since the 1989-90 season when UCSB recorded a 72-67 victory at the Thunderdome.

The Gauchos At Home
UCSB is 6-5 at home in 2006-07. The Gauchos split their most recent pair of home games, defeating UC Irvine to end a two-game home losing streak, and then losing to Long Beach State. Santa Barbara defeated San Jose State on Nov. 10 and, after losing consecutive games to San Diego State and Loyola Marymount, they posted four straight wins, defeating Fresno State on Dec. 6 , Vanguard on Dec. 19, UC Riverside on Dec. 28 and Cal State Fullerton on Dec. 30. UCSB, however, then lost two home games, 70-66 to UC Davis on Jan. 13, and 71-61 to Cal Poly on Jan. 20, before bouncing back with the win over UC Irvine. UCSB went 9-4 in home games during the 2005-06 season. Since Bob Williams became head coach in 1998-99, the Gauchos have gone 79-33 at home.

One For The Road: A New Record
UCSB is 9-2 in road games this season. According to our records, the nine true road wins are the most ever at the NCAA Division I level by a UCSB team and the total equals the previous record set at the College Division level during the 1963-64 season. The Gauchos opened the road portion of their schedule with an 88-56 win at Montana State on Nov. 13. On Nov. 17, they won at UNLV, 79-76 and on Nov. 21 they won at Pepperdine, 89-80 in double overtime. On Dec. 2, they won at Portland, 75-67 and then on Dec. 17, they won at San Francisco, 74-69. On Dec. 22, UCSB had its school record-tying six game road winning streak ended at the University of San Diego, 81-63 and then on Jan. 4, Long Beach State handed the Gauchos their second consecutive road loss, 101-65. UCSB bounced-back and has won four consecutive road games at UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge, Pacific and UC Davis. This year's 5-0 start was the first 5-0 start in true road games since the 1987-88 campaign when the team jumped out of the gates with the same 5-0 road record. UCSB posted a 5-9 record in true road games in 2005-06 and a 6-10 mark in all non-home games. While the 5-9 doesn't seem like much, it includes an 0-7 start and a 5-2 finish. The Gauchos opened the 2005-06 season with seven straight road losses, extending a two-season streak to nine straight road defeats. However, since the end of that streak, UCSB has gone 14-4 on the road and the nine road wins this season equals the total recorded in the previous two and a half seasons combined.

Four And Out
UCSB entered Saturday's game against Long Beach State with a four-game winning streak, only to have it ended by the 49ers. It was the third four-game winning streak of the season for the Gauchos, who opened the season at 4-0 before losing to San Diego State and then won another four in a row from Dec. 2 through Dec. 19 before losing at the University of San Diego. While Santa Barbara has put together a trio of four-game winning streaks it has not lost more than two games in succession this season.

Defensive Lockdown
Despite dropping a narrow game to Long Beach State on Saturday, UCSB continued to play solid defense. In the last five games, four of which were wins, the Gauchos allowed their opponents to score 297 points, 59.4 per game, 7.6 points per game fewer than their season average of 67.0 per game. Santa Barbara has limited each of the last five opponents to 68 points or fewer and the 48 points scored by UC Davis on Feb. 1 were the second fewest allowed this season. In the last five, the Gauchos have held the opposition to making 102 of 282 field goal attempts, 36.2%. Four of the last five opponents have shot below 40.0%, with only Long Beach shooting above the 40.0% mark at 41.8%. In fact, three of the last five opponents shot below 35.0%. On the season, UCSB is now holding its opponents to 41.0% shooting overall.

Shooting Uptick
Through 22 games, UCSB is making 48.0% of its shots, an improvement of almost 4.0% over last season. The Gauchos shot lights-out for much of the first one-third of the schedule, but then went into a bit of a slump. In the last four games, the shooting touch has started to return. In the last four contests, Santa Barbara has hit 92 of 189, 48.7%. On Jan. 27 at Pacific, the Gauchos made 55.0% of their shots, the second-highest percentage they have shot this season. On the year, UCSB has made 50.0% or better in nine games, three more than all of last season.

A Magical Number
UCSB scored 71 points in its win over UC Irvine last Thursday night. It marked the 13th time this season that the Gauchos had scored 70 or more in a game and in those 13 games they have gone 12-1. The only time that Santa Barbara has lost a game when it crossed the 70-point barrier was on Nov. 25 when it lost 76-72 to San Diego State.

Charity Starts At Home, But Not Against Long Beach...Or Vanguard
In its last three games, UCSB made 48 of its 61 free throw attempts, 78.7%. On Saturday against Long Beach, the Gauchos made 10-of-13, 76.9%. Both totals, makes and attempts, were exactly one-half the totals attempted in the previous game, a win over UC Irvine. In fact, the 13 attempts were the fewest that UCSB had taken since Jan. 4. when it took just six in a loss at Long Beach. In two games against the 49ers, the Gauchos took just 19 free throws, 9.5 per game and in the other 20 games this season they have attempted 453 shots from the charity stripe, 22.6 per game. In fact, with just Division I opponents included (in other words toss out the Dec. 19 home game against Vanguard) UCSB has averaged 23.6 free throws per game.

The Harris Poll
After suffering through three of his worst shooting performances of the season in the last three games, junior guard Alex Harris has seen his scoring average drop below 20.0 points per game for the first time this season, at 19.8. He continues to lead UCSB and the Big West in scoring. On Saturday, Harris hit 3-of-9 shots from the floor and 1-of-2 free throws to finish with nine points, all in the first half. It was the first time this season that he was held under the 10-point mark. In the last three games, Harris has averaged 11.3 points per game and made just 7-of-31 shots from the floor overall, 22.6%, and 3-of-11 from three-point range, 27.3%. On the bright side, in the last three games Harris has hit 17-of-19 from the free throw line, 89.5%, but he only attempted two free throws in Saturday's loss to Long Beach State, the fewest he has attempted in the last 11 games. In fact, in six games prior to Saturday, he averaged 10.7 free throws per game. His current shooting slump has come on the heels of one of his best offensive games of the season. In a Jan. 27 win at Pacific, Harris made 7-of-12 shots overall and 4-of-5 from three-point territory to finish with 27 points. The 27-point performance equaled the third highest total of his career. It also marked the 12th time this season that Harris had eclipsed the 20 point mark, including the first seven games of the season, the longest streak by a UCSB player since the 1996 season and the longest ever to open a season. He has been in double-figures in 21 of 22 games, he has had 16 or more points 17 times and he has had the 16 highest scoring performances of his career this season. On Dec. 28, in the Big West opener against UC Riverside, Harris scored a career-high 32 points on 8-of-17 from the field and 12-of-16 from the free throw line. The 32 points were the most points scored by a Gaucho player since Mark Hull went for 32 against Arizona in the first round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament. He followed the 32-point performance with a 16-point, nine-rebound game in a win over Cal State Fullerton. Following that opening Big West weekend, Harris was named the league's Player of the Week for the second time this season. Harris has now scored 436 points this season, just 22 fewer than he had scored in 58 career games entering the season. Harris is also the first Gaucho to score 400 or more points since Branduinn Fullove and Mark Hull each did so in 2002-03. Harris has been extremely consistent this season, making five or more field goals in 16 of 22 games. He has made at least one three-point basket in 20 of 22 games, including 10 of the last 11, two or more in 13 games and three or more eight times. His 45 threes are a career-high, and he now has 94 for his career, 10th on the school's all-time list. Harris is averaging 4.8 rebounds per game, third on the team. He has had five or more rebounds in 10 of the last 17 games and 11 times in his last 19 games, a span over which he has averaged 5.3 per game. Harris has attempted a team-high 152 free throws this season, easily the most in his career, and 49 more than last year's team-leader Chris Devine attempted. This season, in addition to points, Harris has recorded single-game career-highs in assists (six on two occasions), three-point baskets (five on Nov. 10 against San Jose State), steals (five on Nov. 13 at Montana State), free throws made (12 on Dec. 28 vs. UC Riverside), field goals made (nine on Dec. 2 in Portland) and minutes played (48 on Nov. 21 at Pepperdine).

The Devine File
Junior forward Chris Devine played just 23 minutes before fouling out of Saturday's game at Long Beach State. It was the third time that Devine has fouled out this season and the second time in the last five games. He finished with 10 points and three rebounds in his 23 minutes. Devine is now averaging 15.0 points per game, second on the team, and 6.6 rebounds per game, first on the team. He has scored in double-figures 20 times in 22 games, including the last 10 games in a row, a career-high. The three rebounds he has had in each of the last two games are his lowest totals since he had two on Dec. 28 against UC Riverside. Devine made 5-of-8 shots from the field on Saturday and is now shooting 55.5% for the season. In the last three games, he has hit 17-of-26 shots, 65.4%. On Feb. 1 at UC Davis, Devine had 19 points and 10 rebounds in just 27 minutes. The 19 points that he scored in the win at UC Davis were a game-high and the most he had scored since he went for 25 in a Dec. 30 win over Cal State Fullerton. Devine has had five double-doubles this season, one more than he had last year. This season he has had his double-doubles in games at Pepperdine (28 points and 13 rebounds), at San Francisco (12 points and 10 rebounds), at home against Vanguard (22 points and 11 rebounds), at UC Irvine (15 points and 11 rebounds) and at UC Davis (19 points and 10 rebounds) and UCSB is 5-0 in those games. Four of Devine's five double-doubles have come on the road. Dating back to the 2005-06 season, seven of his nine career double-doubles have come away from the Thunderdome. The 28 points that Devine scored on Nov. 21 at Pepperdine were a career-high, and the 13 rebounds were his second-highest total ever. He has paced UCSB in scoring eight times this season and he has made 60.0% or better from the field eight times. Devine has scored 20 or more five times this year after doing so four times during the 2005-06 season. In addition to points, he has had career-highs this season in steals (five vs. San Jose State on Nov. 13) and assists (five at San Francisco on Dec. 17). Devine was named Big West Player of the Week after leading the Gauchos to road wins at Montana State and UNLV.

Help Cecil! Help!
Senior guard Cecil Brown had his two best games of the season last weekend. In Thursday night's win over UC Irvine, he scored 23 points, a season-high and a tie for the second most the has scored in his career, and on Saturday against Long Beach State, he had 18 more. In the two games, Brown averaged 20.5 points, made 13-of-21 shots overall, 61.9%, and 6-of-11 from three-point range, 54.5%. He hit four three-pointers against the 49ers, equaling his career-high. In addition to his scoring exploits, Brown led UCSB in rebounds (six) and assists (five) on Saturday. On the year, he has now played in 17 games and is averaging 9.4 points per game, but after scoring just 10 total points in his first three games back, Brown has averaged 10.7 per game in his last 14. Since entering the starting lineup six games ago, he has averaged 12.3 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. In the last 14, Brown has scored in double-figures nine times and he has tallied five or more in all 14. Brown paced the team in assists with five on Saturday and has led UCSB in assists six times in the last seven games, averaging 4.0 per game over that span. In terms of assist average, he has taken over the team-lead at 3.1 assists per game. He has had two or more assists 15 times in his 17 appearances, including each of the last eight. On Jan. 27 at Pacific, Brown passed-off for a game-high and career-high six assists in a win over the Tigers. He also had six in a Dec. 19 win over Vanguard. Brown, who made six three-pointers over the weekend, has now made 108 in his career, one more than Joe See for eighth on the all-time Gaucho list. Finally, he has started the last six games, averaging 32.8 minutes per game over that span and playing 30 or more in the last five. Brown played a season-high 36 minutes on Saturday against Long Beach State. In the last two games, he has averaged 35.5 minutes per game.

Justin Joins In
Freshman guard Justin Joyner might want to stay on the road. After a three-game road run in which he averaged 12.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while making 12-of-19 field goals overall, 63.2%, and 7-of-11 63.6%, from three-point range, Joyner struggled in his return to the Thunderdome. In the games against UC Irvine and Long Beach State last weekend, he averaged 3.5 points per game and made just 2-of-9 field goal attempts, 22.2%. Joyner also made just 1-of-6 three-point attempts in the two games. He is now averaging 5.3 points per game to go with 2.9 assists and 2.8 rebounds per outing. For the first time this season, Joyner does not lead the team in assist average. Senior Cecil Brown has assumed the team-lead at 3.1 assists per game, but Joyner's 64 total assists still paces the team and ranks sixth on the school's all-time freshman list. Joyner had a career-high 10 assists on Dec. 30 against Cal State Fullerton, the most by a UCSB player since the 1998-99 season. He has had four or more assists eight times this season and UCSB has gone 8-0 in those games. Joyner had his best offensive game of the season in a Jan. 25 win at Cal State Northridge and he followed that up with two more outstanding efforts. At Northridge, Joyner scored a career-high 15 points, including 14 in the second half, making 4-of-5 shots overall and 3-of-4 from three-point range. He also had three steals, four rebounds and two assists against the Matadors. He followed that game up by scoring 10 points at Pacific, on 3-of-5 shooting overall and 2-of-3 from three-point territory. Joyner also had three rebounds, four assists and three steals against the Tigers. On Feb. 1 at UC Davis, he made 4-of-6 shots overall, 2-of-4 from three-point range and finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. Overall, he has had four games of 10 or more points this year. While Joyner no longer leads the team in assist average, he continues to lead the team in steals with 29, 1.3 per game. He had two steals in each of last weekend's games and has now had two or more in five straight and six of the last seven. He has had three steals five times this season. Joyner's total of 29 steals ranks second all-time among Gaucho freshmen, 11 short of the freshman record.

Ivan The Good
Junior forward Ivan Elliott had 10 points, five rebounds and a career-high two steals in Saturday's game against Long Beach State. It was the sixth time this season that Elliott had scored 10 or more points in a game, but the first time since he had 13 in a Dec. 30 win over Cal State Fullerton. He made 4-of-6 shots to improve his team-leading field goal percentage to 57.1%. Elliott is now averaging 6.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He is fifth on the team in scoring and second in rebounding. He has been in double-figures in rebounding four times this season, second only to Chris Devine, including a career-high 12 on Feb. 1 at UC Davis. Elliott has had five or more rebounds 12 times in 2006-07 and he had a double-double, 12 points and 10 rebounds, on Dec. 28 against UC Riverside. Other than Devine, he is the only Gaucho player to record a double-double this season. He also has 17 blocked shots, second on the team. Since coming off the bench in the first seven games of the regular season, Elliott has made 15 straight starts. As a starter, he has averaged 7.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. He scored a career-high 14 points on Nov. 13 at Montana State. Finally, after averaging just 14 minutes per game in the first three games, Elliott has averaged 24.3 per game in the last 19.

Old Buddy, Old Powell
Freshman guard James Powell has started to bounce-back from a lengthy offensive slump. On Saturday night against Long Beach State, Powell had 11 points in 18 minutes, making 5-of-9 shots overall and 1-of-2 from three-point range. All 11 of his points came in the second half. He had 10 points, including a pair of three-pointers, in the Feb. 8 win over UC Irvine and has now scored in double-figures in back-to-back games for the first time since Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 against Loyola Marymount and Portland respectively. Powell ranks fourth on the team in scoring at 8.9 points per game. In the last four games, Powell has averaged 9.0 points per game and made 13-of-24 shots, 54.2%. In the last two games, he made 3-of-7 three-point attempts, 42.9%. In four games prior to the last two, he was 0-for-7 from three-point range. He is second on the team with 24 three-pointers and 20 steals, numbers that rank sixth and 10th respectively on UCSB's all-time freshman lists. His 80 three-point attempts on the year rank second all-time among freshmen. Powell has assumed the team-lead in free throw percentage at 82.5%. He was 4-for-4 in the Feb. 8 win over Irvine and has now made his last 16 in a row. Powell started the first 16 games of the season, but has come off the bench in the last six. He has scored in double-figures nine times this season, but just three times in the last 15 games. After seeing his field goal percentage drift below the 40.0% mark, Powell's recent surge has gotten his percentage back to 40.0% on the button. He scored a season-high 18 points in a Nov. 21 double-overtime win at Pepperdine, and he has a pair of 17-point games: at UNLV and against Loyola Marymount. Powell's total of 48 assists on the season rank 11th on UCSB's all-time freshman list, and he needs four more to move into 10th-place.

Turning Point
Senior forward Glenn Turner scored nine points in UCSB's weekend games against Long Beach State and UC Irvine, 4.5 per game. The nine points Turner scored in the two games are one fewer than he had scored in his previous seven games combined, a span of 81 minutes. On Saturday against the 49ers, he played a season-high 22 minutes and in the last two games he logged 40 minutes, a high for consecutive games this season. In addition to his 4.5 points per game over the weekend, Turner averaged 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots. He is now averaging 3.5 rebounds per outing and a team-high 1.4 blocks. His 18 total blocked shots are one more than Ivan Elliott has recorded. Prior to the weekend just past, Turner's best game this year came on Dec. 28 against UC Riverside, when he had season-highs of eight points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots. He also had eight rebounds in a Jan. 27 win at Pacific. With his four blocks on Saturday, Turner now has 99 for his career, fourth on the school's all-time list. Finally, after taking just 15 shots in his first 12 appearances, he had a season-high five in 22 minutes against Long Beach State.

Some Final Notes
Emmanuel Bidias a Mouté has played in nine straight games after a stretch when he played just once in five games. In the last nine games, Bidias a Mouté has played 68 minutes and pulled down 16 rebounds, including a personal-best five on Jan. 4 at Long Beach State. He also had a career-high two assists in five minutes in Saturday's game against the 49ers. | Freshmen have collected 60 of UCSB's 136 steals on the season, 44.2%. | After making 4-of-7 shots in 11 minutes at Long Beach State on Jan. 4, Trevor Bing has played 23 in the last eight and attempted one shot. | After starting the first seven games and averaging 25.5 minutes, Tom Garlepp has not been in the starting lineup. In the last 15 games, Garlepp has played in 12 and averaged just 7.2 minutes per game. In fact, in his last nine appearances, he has averaged a mere 4.9 minutes. | UCSB has attempted 95 more free throws than its opponents this season, 472 to 377.