Feb. 10, 2006
Game 21 Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 2:00 p.m. Davis, CA
UC Santa Barbara at UC Davis The Pavilion (7,000)
2005-06 Gaucho Record
11-9 overall/6-2 Big West Conference
7-2 home/4-7 away/0-0 neutral
Gauchos Have One Final Chance for Non-League Road Win
The UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team concludes a season-long five-game road trip on Saturday, Feb. 11 with its final non-conference game of the 2005-06 campaign, taking on UC Davis (14-9 overall). Tip-off is slated for 2:00 p.m. in the Pavilion. After seeing their four-game road winning streak snapped in resounding fashion Thursday night, the Gauchos have one final chance to earn a non-league win away from home when they face the Aggies. UCSB is 0-6 in non-conference road contests this season.
Gauchos on the Air and Web
The UCSB-UCD clash will air live on KTLK 1340AM with "Showtime" Steve Wendt handling play-by-play duties and Ben Alkaly attempting color commentary. The dynamic announcing duo begins its broadcast 15 minutes prior to tip-off with the "Gaucho Pregame Show". All of Santa Barbara's games in 2005-06 can also be heard live via the internet by pointing your browser to www.ucsbgauchos.com, while the Big West Conference in partnership will College Sports Television will offer live video streaming of Saturday's action via a subscription service available at www.bigwest.org/tv.
14th-Ranked Stanford Trounces Undersized, Undercoached UCSB 81-47
Proving why it is perennially one of the top team in the nation, 14th-ranked Stanford encountered few obstacles Thursday night en route to an 81-47 trouncing of UCSB in Maples Pavilion. The Gauchos - playing without two injured post players - hung tough in the opening minutes, pulling within 8-7 thanks to Kat Suderman's mid-range jumper with 14:58 remaining in the first half. However those would be the visitors' last points for over five minutes, allowing the Cardinal to embark on an 11-0 run. UCSB weathered that storm and pulled within 22-15 at the 4:55 mark, but the home team closed the period with a 10-4 spurt and led 38-21 points at intermission. Things further unraveled for Santa Barbara after halftime as Stanford (17-5) scored the first five points, the last three coming on free-throws after Gaucho head coach Mark French received a pair of technical fouls and was ejected for arguing with officials at the 17:22 mark. The Cardinal outscored UCSB 29-7 to start the second half, and opened a lead as wide as 41 points with 7:05 to play.
UCSB Team Three-Dot Data
The Gauchos' 26.5% shooting performance Thursday was its second-lowest of the season...It was the most lopsided loss by a UCSB team since falling 78-33 at UNLV on Feb. 17, 1990...The Gauchos committed only 15 turnovers at Stanford, their fewest since Jan. 7 at Long Beach State (also 15)...Santa Barbara has made just 38-of-169 three-point attempts (22.5%) on the road this season...UCSB will need to win the remainder of its regular season games and two Big West Tournament contests in order to extend its current streak of 10-straight seasons with at least 20 victories.
UCSB Player/Coach Three-Dot Data
Sophomore post player Kat Suderman - averaging 34.7 minutes played while starting each of the past three games - scored a team-high 16 points vs. the Cardinal for her fifth double-digit effort of the season...5'8" freshman Whitney Warren - playing at the four-spot Thursday out of necessity - sunk a career-high seven free-throws and also notched her first career blocked shot...At Stanford, Mark French was ejected from a game for the first time in his 27-year head coaching career.
Since falling at UCSB 70-55 on Jan. 15, UC Davis has reeled off seven straight wins, most recently topping Cal Poly 70-63 at home on Thursday. The Aggies - who become members of the Big West in 2007-08 - have gone 9-2 against current conference schools, which would currently place them first if they were officially in the league. Junior Jessica Campbell leads a balanced UCD attack at 11.9 points per game. The Gauchos - making their fist trip to Davis since 1979 - hold a 5-1 advantage in all-time series.