October 19, 2010

Gaucho Basketball to be Featured at Annual Tip-Off Huddle on October 27

Oct. 19, 2010

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Join head coaches Bob Williams and Lindsay Gottlieb along with members of their teams Wednesday, October 27 for the annual Gaucho Basketball Tip-Off Huddle. This year's event will take place from 11-1 at the beautiful and historic Hotel Mar Monte on Cabrillo Boulevard across from East Beach in Santa Barbara. Fans can meet the coaches, talk to the teams, enjoy refreshments and secure season tickets for the exciting 2010-11 season.

The Gaucho men return all five starters from last year's NCAA Tournament team and the reigning Big West Champs are ready to step on the court to defend their title. Player of the Year Orlando Johnson is back and he is flanked by all-Big West selection James Nunnally, Jaimé Serna and the 7-3 Greg Somogyi. The Gaucho women have reloaded in Gottleib's third season in charge. All-Big West selections Emilie Johnson and Mekia Valentine return to lead a team loaded with young talent.

To RSVP for this must attend event, contact Christina Baglas at christina.baglas@athletics.ucsb.edu or 893-5372.

Fans will be able to pick-up and purchase season tickets at the Tip-Off Huddle.

Men's season tickets start for as low as $125 and women's for as low as $100. A special "Double-up" combo plan is available for $200 and includes tickets for every men's and women's game. Gold Zone tickets, which include special Founders Room at the Thunderdome events, require a $300 per seat donation to the Gaucho Fund in addition to the cost of the season ticket. Gold Zone season ticket holders also receive complimentary parking and entrance to the Gold Hospitality Room pregame and halftime. With the One Donation is Gold program, all current season ticket holders in the Gold Zone for soccer have made the required donations for basketball and need only to pay for the cost of the basketball season ticket.

To purchase tickets, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or buy online and print at home by clicking here.

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