UCSB Offers Special 'Big West + 1' Mini-Plan for Men's Basketball

UC Santa Barbara's Orlando Johnson drives to the basket,

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UCSB Athletics is pleased to announce a special mini-plan to catch men's basketball at the Thunderdome this season. Along with all the key conference matchups the "Big West + 1" mini-plan includes the choice of either UNLV (Nov.  30) or last year's Sweet-Sixteen darling San Diego State (Nov. 26).

UNLV and UCSB and played some of the most memorable games in Thunderdome and Big West history with the Gauchos having won the last four matchups against the Rebels. San Diego State's Aztecs had an incredible run through the NCAA's last season, narrowly losing to the UConn, the eventual national champion. The Aztecs where ranked as high as No. 4 last season and are coached by Steve Fisher who won the national championship at Michigan with the famed "Fab Five."

The Big West + 1 plan is only $118 and includes all eight vital conference games at home and the choice of San Diego State on Nov. 26 or UNLV on Nov. 30.

The Big West + 1 plan can be purchased anytime on UCSBgauchos.com or by calling (805) 893-UCSB (8272) through the UCSB Athletics Ticket Office which is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and now Saturdays (Sept.-Jan.) 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Two convenient parking spots located between the ICA Building and Robertson Gym are reserved for UCSB Athletics Ticket Office patrons.

Tickets can also be purchased this Thursday, Oct. 27 at the annual Downtown Gaucho Huddle for men's and women's basketball 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion near East Beach in Santa Barbara.

Bob Williams, who enters the 2011-12 men's season needing just six wins to become UCSB's all-time winningest head coach, will talk about his team's chances for a third straight NCAA Tournament bid.  The two-time defending Big West champions will return most of their key players from last year, including John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top-50 honoree and two-time Big West Tournament MVP Orlando Johnson, who will also be on-hand for the Downtown Huddle.

The Gauchos open the season with an exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are available anytime on UCSBgauchos.com or by calling (805) 893-UCSB (8272) through the UCSB Athletics Ticket Office which is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and now Saturdays (Sept.-Jan.) 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Two convenient parking spots located between the ICA Building and Robertson Gym are reserved for UCSB Athletics Ticket Office patrons.

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