Carlene Mitchell to be Featured in ESPN DocumentarySANTA 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 IntentSANTA 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.
Gauchos Head to SDSU for First Round of WNITUC 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.
UCSB's Season Ends in the Semifinals, Falls to Cal Poly 62-43Anaheim, 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 CSUNIrvine, 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 TournamentUC 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.
UCSB Struggles Against FullertonFullerton, 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.
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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
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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
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Hawai’i Returns the Favor, Edges Gauchos Out, 54-51After 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, NorthridgeUC 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 PolyUC 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 MotheringSweets 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.
Underwood Garners Fourth Big West Player of the Week HonorFor 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.
UCSB Heads North For Big West PairHaving 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.
UCSB Comes From Behind to Edge Out Hawai’i, 51-50Trailing by two with 14 seconds to go, UC Santa Barbara’s Nicole Nesbit picked up a screen from Sweets Underwood, drove up the right side and sunk what would be the game-winning basket to propel the Gauchos to a 51-50 victory over Hawai’i on Saturday evening in the Stan Sherrif Center.
Gauchos Set to Say Aloha to HawaiiUCSB concludes a three-game road swing on Saturday at Hawaii. The pairing will be the first between the teams since the 1998-99 season and the first since the Rainbow Wahine rejoined the Big West Conference. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m., which is 9 p.m. Pacific Time.
UCSB Rolls Past Northridge, 56-37UC Santa Barbara kept a 29-year old streak alive on Thursday evening as it defeated Cal State Northridge, 56-37, marking the Gauchos 14th-consecutive win on the Matadors’ home court.
Cal State Northridge, Hawaii Await the GauchosUCSB hits the road once again this week, this time for a two-game, two-state road swing in which they will face Cal State Northridge on Thursday at 7 pm before jetting away to Hawaii for a Saturday pairing, which will be played at 10 pm Pacific Time.
Cal Poly Captures Blue-Green Rivalry Victory Over GauchosThe sun was shining bright on the Central Coast on Saturday afternoon, but the UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball’s offense struggled to warm-up as it fell, 66-47, to Cal Poly in Mott Gym during the first of two Blue-Green Rivalry games between the teams this season.
Gauchos Face Cal Poly on SaturdayIn a relatively light week for the Gauchos, UCSB will play just one game on the road against Blue-Green rival Cal Poly on Saturday at Mott Gym. Game time is slated for 4 pm.
Zornig’s Career-Best Leads Gauchos Past UC DavisLed by a career-best performance by junior Melissa Zornig, UC Santa Barbara was able to get its first Big West Conference home victory and snap its five-game skid in the Thunderdome on Saturday afternoon as the Gauchos downed visiting UC Davis, 58-43.
Gauchos Unable to Tame Tigers, Fall 64-52UC Santa Barbara’s home woes continued on Thursday evening as the Gauchos fell, 64-52, to visiting Pacific in their first Big West conference game in the Thunderdome this season.