March 9, 2010

Follow the Men's and Women's Basketball Teams "March to Madness"

March 9, 2010

For the first time ever, UCSBgauchos.com is allowing Gaucho basketball fans the chance to take each step of the Big West Tournament with the men's and women's basketball teams.

Beginning on Wednesday - the first day of the tournament - UCSBgauchos.com will feature constant updates about the games as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks from both the men's and women's basketball squads.

Aside from Gametracker, which allows fans the chance to follow the play-by-play of every game, UCSBgauchos.com will have live, streaming audio of every men's and women's basket - from tip-off to the postgame show. Each broadcast starts a half-hour before tip-off.

In a brand-new feature titled "March to Madness," UCSBgauchos.com will provide daily video features on both teams. Through our front page of UCSBgauchos.com we will have updated videos and interviews, showing the men's and women's teams preparing for games, inside looks in the locker room, game highlights, exclusive interviews and features throughout the Gauchos time in Anaheim. These videos are also part of our YouTube page at youtube.com/UCSBGauchosAthletics. Be sure to subscribe to the page to receive instant updates!

Adding to the constant content that UCSBgauchos.com will bring to Gaucho fans will be constant in-game updates and exclusive pictures through our Twitter page at twitter.com/UCSBgauchos.

And, be sure to be a fan of Gaucho Athletics on Facebook, where fans can also become friends with our mascot Olé. Join our growing legion of fans at facebook.com/UCSBAthletics. Also be sure to add Olé as a friend by searching "Olé Gaucho" on Facebook.

The women's team is seeded fifth in the tournament and will open play on Wednesday at noon vs. No 8 seed Pacific. The men's team won the Big West regular season title and will start Big West tourney play on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in a game broadcast on ESPNU.

Be at the Big West Tournament by purchasing tickets by clicking here and downloading the order form. Fans can also call (805) 893-UCSB to buy tickets or come by the Ticket Office located in the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus.

In a partnership with Associated Students, current UCSB students can get on the rooter bus for free by coming by the Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus. The bus leaves at 1 p.m. so don't be left behind!