UCSB Women's Basketball News

  • Carlene Mitchell to be Featured in ESPN Documentary
    July 02, 2013
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball head coach Carlene Mitchell is featured in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Coach, which tells the story of hall of fame coach C. Vivian Stringer.
  • UCSB Signs Brance to National Letter of Intent
    April 18, 2013
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball program has signed Kristine Brance of Chipola College to a National Letter of Intent it was announced by head coach Carlene Mitchell on Thursday.
  • UCSB's Season Ends in First Round of WNIT with 69-46 Loss to SDSU
    March 21, 2013
    San Diego, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara’s season ended in San Diego as the Aztecs walked away with the convincing 69-46 victory in the first round of the WNIT. Though the game will go down as a loss, Gaucho history was made that night.
  • Gauchos Head to SDSU for First Round of WNIT
    March 20, 2013
    UC Santa Barbara finished fourth in the Big West with an 11-7 record. Earning a bye through the first round of the BigWestTournament,the Gauchos defeated Cal State Northridge 45-31 in the conference quar terfinals. In the semifinals round, UCSB fell 62-43 to Cal Poly who would go on to win their first Big West Championship.
  • Gauchos to Play Postseason Basketball at San Diego State in First Round of WNIT
    March 19, 2013
    The UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball earned an at-large bid in this year’s Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) and will visit San Diego State for the first round on Wednesday, March 20 at the Viejas Arena. Game time will be announces on Tuesday.
  • UCSB's Season Ends in the Semifinals, Falls to Cal Poly 62-43
    March 15, 2013
    Anaheim, Calif. – The first half battle was close, but it was Cal Poly’s hot start to the second half that ended UC Santa Barbara’s season. The Gauchos fell to the Mustangs 62-43 in the Semifinals Round of the Big West Tournament in the Honda Center.
  • UCSB Takes Care of Business in the Quarterfinals with 45-31 Win Over CSUN
    March 14, 2013
    Irvine, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara limited Cal State Northridge to just 31 points in a convincing victory in the Big West Quarterfinals at the Bren Events Center on Wednesday night. The Gauchos showed that they benefited from their first round bye by easily advancing to the Big West Tournament Semifinals with the 45-31 win over CSUN.
  • Gauchos Heading to Big West Tournament
    March 12, 2013
    UC Santa Barbara is the fourth seed entering this year’s Big West Tournament and will begin tournament play at approximately 8:30 tipoff time on Wednesday, Mar. 13th, at the Bren Events Center on the UC Irvine campus. Coincidently, the Gauchos will be starting this year’s tournament in the same arena they started in last season’s Big West Championship run.
  • Underwood Named First Team All-Big West, Nesbit Garners Honorable Mention Notice
    March 11, 2013
    Senior forward Sweets Underwood was named First Team All-Big West and junior guard Nicole Nesbit earned honorable mention recognition, the league announced Monday.
  • UCSB Closes Out Regular Season Play with 49-41 Win Over Irvine
    March 09, 2013
    UC Santa Barbara ended the regular season on a high note as they downed UC Irvine 49-41 in the Thunderdome on Saturday.
  • UCSB Takes Down Long Beach State 59-50, Earns First Round Bye in Big West Tournament
    March 07, 2013
    The Gauchos overcame a four point halftime deficit to beat Long Beach State 59-50 and clinched a first round bye in next week’s Big West Tournament.
  • UCSB Set to Host Long Beach St, UC Irvine in Final Homestand
    March 06, 2013
    UC Santa Barbara will look to clinch a first-round bye in the upcoming Big West Tournament with matchups against Long Beach State on Thursday at 3 pm and UC Irvine on Saturday at 2 pm.
  • Gauchos Bounce Back with 62-42 Win in Riverside
    March 02, 2013
    Riverside, Calif.– UC Santa Barbara won their final road game of the regular season in overwhelming fashion as they downed UC Riverside 64-42 on Saturday.
  • UCSB Struggles Against Fullerton
    March 01, 2013
    Fullerton, Calif.— UC Santa Barbara failed to find any rhythm on the road as they loss 46-38 in Titan Gym on Thursday night. The Gauchos were forced into 18 turnovers and were held to just 16 first half points by the Titans’ defense.
  • UCSB to Finish Road Schedule this Week
    February 26, 2013
    Game 27 Thursday, February 28, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. UC Santa Barbara (12-14, 8-6 Big West) at Cal State Fullerton (8-18, 4-10 Big West) All-time record vs. Titans: 49-21 Last meeting: W, 60-50 (Feb. 2, 2013) Streak: Won 40 Online Audio • Video • Live Stats Game 28 Saturday, March 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at UC Riverside (11-14, 4-10 Big West) All-time record vs. Highlanders: 31-15 Last meeting: L, 45-42 (Jan. 31, 2013) Streak: Lose 1 Online Audio • Video • Live Stats
  • UCSB Extends Streak Against Cal State Northridge with 65-55 Win
    February 23, 2013
    Thanks in part to a big afternoon from senior Sweets Underwood, the UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball team was able to take down visiting Cal State Northridge, 66-55, in the Thunderdome on Saturday.
  • 1 Day, 1 Ticket: A Busy Saturday at UCSB Just Got More Affordable!
    February 21, 2013
    The UCSB Intercollegiate Athletics Department is pleased to announce another opportunity for fans to enjoy the great entertainment value that is Gaucho sports for one low price with the "1 Day, 1 Ticket" promotion!
  • Hawai’i Returns the Favor, Edges Gauchos Out, 54-51
    February 21, 2013
    After coming from behind to hand Hawai’i its first home loss of the season four weeks ago, UC Santa Barbara had the favor returned as the Rainbow Wahine overcame a first-half deficit to defeat the Gauchos, 54-51, on Thursday night in the Thunderdome.
  • UCSB Set to Host Hawai’i, Northridge
    February 20, 2013
    UC Santa Barbara will look to bounce back from a 65-56 home loss to Cal Poly last Saturday as it hosts Hawai’i and Cal State Northridge on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.
  • UCSB Unable to Topple Cal Poly
    February 16, 2013
    UC Santa Barbara had its three-game win streak snapped on Saturday afternoon as it fell to visiting Blue-Green rival Cal Poly, 65-56, in the Thunderdome.
  • Toughened by Some Mothering
    February 14, 2013
    Sweets Underwood can still hear her mom's voice, a dozen years later. "No excuses," she recalls her saying. "You can't use anything as an excuse." Gayla Sulcer was dying of breast cancer at the time. Melissa Zornig will never forget how her own mother's smile remained unbowed a decade ago, even after the death-sentence diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Gauchos Host Cal Poly, Will Play 4Kay
    February 14, 2013
    UC Santa Barbara will host Cal Poly in a Blue-Green rivalry game this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Thunderdome.
  • Underwood Garners Fourth Big West Player of the Week Honor
    February 11, 2013
    For the fourth time this season, UC Santa Barbara senior Sweets Underwood (Compton, Calif./Centennial HS) is the Big West Women's Basketball Player of the Week. She averaged a double-double in two crucial road victories that propelled the Gauchos into contention for the regular season title.
  • Gauchos Gut it Out, Come Back to Beat League-Leading Pacific
    February 09, 2013
    UC Santa Barbara came back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to defeat Big West Conference-leading Pacific, 52-47, at the Tigers’ Alex G. Spanos Center on Saturday evening.
  • UCSB Holds Off Aggies, Captures Third-Straight Road Victory
    February 07, 2013
    UC Santa Barbara was able to withstand a second-half surge by UC Davis on Thursday evening in the Aggies’ Pavilion to capture its second win of the season over the program, 60-52.
  • UCSB Heads North For Big West Pair
    February 05, 2013
    Having reached the halfway point in its Big West Conference schedule, UCSB will begin its second swing through league opponents this week beginning in Northern California. The Gauchos will face UC Davis on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm before meeting league-leader Pacific on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 4 pm.
  • Sparked by its Bench, UCSB Extends Streak Against Titans with 60-50 Victory
    February 02, 2013
    The UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball team extended its winning streak against Cal State Fullerton to 40 games on Saturday afternoon with a 60-50 victory in the Thunderdome.
  • Gauchos Host Fullerton on Saturday
    February 01, 2013
    UCSB will host Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at 2 pm in the first of two Big West Conference match-ups between the teams.
  • UCSB Unable to Complete Comeback, Falls Short to UC Riverside
    January 31, 2013
    A late comeback by UC Santa Barbara came up just short on Thursday evening as the Gauchos fell to visiting UC Riverside, 45-42, in the Thunderdome.
  • Gauchos Look to Stay Hot as They Return to the Thunderdome
    January 30, 2013
    After a three-game road swing, UCSB returns home to the Thunderdome this week to host UC Riverside on Thursday at 7 pm and Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at 2 pm.
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