2013-14 UC Santa Barbara Basketball News
June 20, 2014
Opener at Kansas Highlights Outstanding 2014-15 UCSB Men's Basketball Schedule
A trip to the University of Kansas and Florida-Gulf Coast to open the season, a spot in the Great Alaska Shootout and a trio of other high-profile road games highlight the 2014-15 UC Santa Barbara basketball schedule released Friday.
June 20, 2014
Williams Invited to Prestigious Nike Big Man Skills Academy
UC Santa Barbara’s Alan Williams has been invited to participate in the prestigious Nike Big Man Skills Academy at Kean University in Union, N.J., from June 23-25.
June 10, 2014
Gauchos Land Powerful 6-9 Post Player to Complete Recruiting Class
UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball coach Bob Williams added to an already loaded arsenal for the 2014-15 season with the signing of New York City native Ami Lakoju, a 6-foot-9 power forward, to scholarship papers on Tuesday.
April 23, 2014
Gauchos Ink Versatile JC Guard to National Letter of Intent
The UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team has added another weapon to its already outstanding arsenal with the signing to a National Letter of Intent of DaJuan Smith, a versatile 6-foot-3 guard from Mt. San Jacinto Junior College, head coach Bob Williams announced Wednesday.
April 22, 2014
Taran Brown to Leave UCSB After Spring Quarter
Taran Brown, a two-year starter for the UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball program, will leave the school and transfer at the end of the spring quarter in June, head coach Bob Williams announced Tuesday.
April 17, 2014
Trio of Gaucho Basketball Summer Camps Set, Sign-Ups Underway
The UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball program will host two of its annual camps, a Youth Day Camp and Team Camp, in June, and a second Youth Skills Camp in August, it was announced Thursday. Both camps will be held on campus at the Thunderdome.
April 3, 2014
Williams is Finalist for Lou Henson Award for Mid-Major Player of the Year
The finalists for the 2014 Lou Henson Award were announced on Thursday and UCSB's Alan Williams was among them.
April 1, 2014
Williams Named to AP Honorable Mention All-American List
Junior center Alan Williams was named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press, it was announced Tuesday.
March 13, 2014
Gauchos Drop Big West Tournament Game to Cal Poly, 69-38
After making three out of four shots and jumping out to a 7-0 lead to start the game Thursday, UC Santa Barbara went colder than the slab of hockey ice under the basketball floor at Honda Center and the result was a resounding 69-38 loss to Cal Poly in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament.
March 11, 2014
2nd-Seeded Gauchos Travel to Anaheim for Big West Tournament, Play Cal Poly on Thursday at Noon
UCSB will enter the 2014 Big West Tournament as the No. 2 seed behind top-seeded UC Irvine. The Gauchos finished second in the conference’s regular season standings, one game behind the Anteaters and two games ahead of Long Beach State.
March 11, 2014
Williams Named to the USBWA All-District IX Team
UC Santa Barbara’s Alan Williams has added another honor to his list of accomplishments. On Monday Williams, a junior, was named to the prestigious United States Basketball Writers Association All-District IX Team. One day earlier, he was named Big West Player of the Year and First Team All-Big West Conference.
March 11, 2014
Free Big West Tournament Student Tickets Courtesy of UCSB Athletics
UCSB Athletics is offering free admission to any registered UCSB students who attend any of the Big West Men’s Basketball Tournament games this coming weekend. The tournament, played at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, begins this Thursday March 13th & runs through Saturday March 15th. UCSB opens the tournament on Thursday at noon against Blue-Green rival Cal Poly. To view a full tournament schedule, please click here.
March 10, 2014
Williams Named Big West Player of the Year; Harmon, Bryson, Boswell Also Earn Big West Accolades
UC Santa Barbara’s Alan Williams has been named the 2014 Big West Player of the Year and three other Gauchos have also been honored, the league announced Monday.
March 10, 2014
Williams Earns Record Sixth Big West Player of the Week Award
UC Santa Barbara junior Alan Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./North HS) broke one record and tied another with his sixth Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honor.
March 8, 2014
Gauchos Complete Regular Season With 71-55 Rout of Cal Poly; Will Meet Mustangs Again on Thursday at Big West Tournament
UC Santa Barbara used a 15-0 run midway through the first half to blow open a tie game and then cruised to a 71-55 win at rival Cal Poly on Saturday night.
March 7, 2014
UCSB Athletics Statement on Student-Fan Incident at Thursday's Men's Basketball Game
On behalf of the UCSB student-athletes and staff we are disappointed and saddened by the singular act of a student during the first half of last night's men's basketball game versus Hawai'i. We have apologized to Hawai'i athletics director Ben Jay and Big West Commissioner Dennis Farrell. Head Coach Bob Williams also apologized to Hawai'i head coach Gib Arnold on behalf of the department.
March 6, 2014
Gauchos Win 20th Game, Top Hawai'i 86-77
Alan Williams had 18 points and 11 rebounds, senior Kyle Boswell, playing his final home game, scored 17 points and UC Santa Barbara made 10-of-16 three-pointers en route to an 86-77 win over Hawai’i on Thursday night.
March 5, 2014
UCSB-Hawaii Showdown Set for ESPNU Thursday at 6:00 PM
UCSB enters its Thursday game against Hawai’i with an overall record of 19-8 and a Big West record of 10-4. The Gauchos are coming off of a 67-54 road win at UC Davis on Mar. 1. The win kept them one-game behind UC Irvine for first-place in the conference.
March 4, 2014
Giveaways, Tributes On Tap as Gauchos Play Final Home Game Thursday Night on ESPNU
A Nationally Televised game, giveaways galore, youth night, senior tributes and a special memorial tribute are all planned as the Gauchos face Hawaii Thursday night at 6:00 in a Nationally Televised game on ESPNU.
March 1, 2014
Bryson Paces Resilient Gauchos Past UC Davis, 67-54
On a night when its leading scorer and rebounder was limited to 16 minutes before fouling out, UC Santa Barbara got 19 points from Michael Bryson and outrebounded UC Davis 43-20 en route to a 67-54 road win on Saturday.
February 28, 2014
UCSB Travels to UC Davis for ESPN2 Match-Up Saturday
UCSB enters its Saturday’s game at UC Davis with an overall record of 18-8 and a Big West record of 9-4. The Gauchos lost 71-60 at UC Irvine on Thursday night and now trail the Anteaters by one game for first-place in the Big West Conference.
February 27, 2014
UCSB Falls as UCI Surges Late, 71-60
Chris McNealy scored 17 points, including a key three-pointer with just over two minutes to play, to lead UC Irvine to a 71-60 win over visiting UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night.
February 25, 2014
Gauchos, Anteaters First-Place Showdown Set for Thursday in Irvine
UCSB enters its Thursday game at UC Irvine with an overall record of 18-7 and a Big West record of 9-3. The Gauchos are tied with Irvine for first-place in the Big West Conference and have won two straight, six of seven, nine of 11, and are 15-4 in the last 19 games.
February 24, 2014
Williams Ties Big West Record, Named Player of the Week for Fifth Time
UC Santa Barbara junior Alan Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./North HS) tied a conference single-season record with his fifth Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honor after averaging a double-double in a pair of home victories.
February 22, 2014
Double-Doubles by Harmon, Williams Lead Gauchos Past Fullerton, 80-65
Alan Williams had 22 points and 18 rebounds while Zalmico Harmon scored 20 points and passed off for 10 assists and UC Santa Barbara led from start-to-finish in an 80-65 win over visiting Cal State Fullerton on Saturday afternoon.
February 21, 2014
Gauchos-Titans Tangle in T-Dome Saturday Afternoon
UCSB enters its Saturday afternoon game against Cal State Fullerton with an overall record of 17-7 and a Big West record of 8-3. The Gauchos edged UC Riverside on Thursday night by a score of 55-54 and have now won five of their last six and eight of 10.
February 20, 2014
Gauchos Hang on to Edge UC Riverside, 55-54
Alan Williams scored six points down the stretch and Zalmico Harmon made two free throws with 6.3 seconds remaining as UC Santa Barbara hung on to beat UC Riverside 55-54 on Thursday night.
February 19, 2014
Gauchos Open Stretch Run, Host Riverside in First of Two Key Weekend Games
UCSB enters Thursday’s game against UC Riverside with an overall record of 16-7 and a Big West record of 7-3.
February 15, 2014
Matadors Come Back to Hand UCSB 80-78 OT Loss
Stephen Maxwell’s short runner in the lane with less than half a second to play in overtime gave Cal State Northridge a come-from-behind 80-78 win over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon.
February 14, 2014
First-Place Gauchos Host Northridge in Saturday Afternoon Game at Thunderdome
UCSB enters Saturday’s game against Cal State Northridge with a season-long four-game winning streak. Michael Bryson’s put-back at the buzzer gave the Gauchos a thrilling 65-64 win over Long Beach State on Thursday night at the Pyramid.
February 13, 2014
Bryson's Buzzer-Beater Gives Gauchos Thrilling Win at Long Beach State, 65-64
Michael Bryson’s put-back as the buzzer sounded gave UC Santa Barbara a thrilling 65-64 win at Long Beach State on Thursday night.
February 12, 2014
UCSB Renews Rivalry at Long Beach Thursday, Hosts Northridge Saturday
UCSB enters the week with its fourth three-game winning streak of the season. The Gauchos are 15-6 overall and 6-2 in the Big West Conference, one-half game behind front-running UC Irvine. They will try to extend their winning streak to four at rival Long Beach State on Thursday, Feb. 13.
February 12, 2014
Pair of March Gaucho Games Added to Big West's ESPN Schedule
As part of its agreement with the Big West Conference, ESPN selects three late-season games from among any on the schedule and the network has opted for a pair of UCSB contests as its “Wild Card” games this year.
February 11, 2014
Wrist Injury Sidelines Green for Remainder of Season
UC Santa Barbara sophomore basketball player John Green, who played in the last two games after missing virtually all of his first two-and-a-half seasons with injuries to his feet, will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season after fracturing his right wrist in practice on Monday, head coach Bob Williams announced Tuesday.
February 6, 2014
Late 3-Pointers Lead Way as Visiting UCSB Wins at Hawaii, 75-64
UC Santa Barbara made four key three-point baskets down the stretch, two by Michael Bryson, in a come-from-behind 75-64 win at the University of Hawaii on Thursday night. UCSB remains tied for first in the Big West with UC Irvine.
February 3, 2014
Williams Earns Fourth Big West Player of the Week Award
Posting his eighth and ninth double-doubles of the season, junior Alan Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./North HS) led UC Santa Barbara to a pair of victories as the Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
February 1, 2014
Williams' Monster Game Leads Gauchos Past Aggies; Green Makes First Regular Season Appearance
Alan Williams had 27 points and a career-high 20 rebounds to lead first-place UC Santa Barbara to an 82-67 win over UC Davis on Saturday afternoon at the Thunderdome, but the highlight of the game was the first regular season appearance ever by John Green.
January 31, 2014
First-Place UCSB Tangles With UC Davis Saturday at Thunderdome
UCSB enters Saturday’s game against UC Davis with an overall record of 13-6 and a Big West mark of 4-2. On Thursday, the Gauchos moved into a first-place tie in the Big West with an 80-60 win over visiting UC Irvine.
January 30, 2014
Pre-game Reception Set for Feb. 27 Game at UC Irvine
UCSB Athletics and the UCSB Alumni Association will hold a pregame reception prior to the Gauchos' Feb. 27 men's basketball game at UC Irvine. The reception will begin at 5:30 and the game will tip-off at 7:00 p.m.
January 30, 2014
Gauchos Lead from Start to Finish, Defeat UC Irvine 80-60
Alan Williams had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Taran Brown made all five of his three-pointers and scored 16 as UC Santa Barbara beat UC Irvine in a showdown of Big West Conference contenders on Thursday night, 80-60.
January 29, 2014
Gauchos Face Anteaters Thursday in Showdown of Big West Contenders
UCSB enters Thursday’s game against UC Irvine with an overall record of 12-6 and a Big West mark of 3-2.
January 25, 2014
Big Second Half Isn't Enough as Gauchos Fall at Fullerton, 74-72
Despite a strong second half effort, UC Santa Barbara couldn’t close the deal in a tough 74-72 loss at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night.
January 24, 2014
Green Keeps the Faith at UCSB
The night John Green suits up again for the UCSB basketball team, just know that it took the perseverance of Biblical proportions. His story comes straight from the Book of Job.
January 24, 2014
Gauchos-Titans Tangle Saturday in Fullerton on Fox Sports Prime Ticket
UCSB enters Saturday’s game at Cal State Fullerton with an overall record of 12-5 and a Big West mark of 3-1. Since dropping their conference opener on Jan. 11 to Cal Poly, the Gauchos have won three games in a row.
January 23, 2014
Gauchos Need OT to Escape Riverside with 68-65 Win
Despite giving up all of a 17-point second half lead, UC Santa Barbara escaped UC Riverside with a 68-65 overtime win on Thursday night at the SRC Arena. It was the team’s third straight win.
January 22, 2014
UCSB Travels South for Key Big West Road Games at Riverside, Fullerton
UCSB enters Thursday's game at UC Riverside with an overall record of 11-5 and a Big West mark of 2-1. Since dropping their conference opener on Jan. 11 to Cal Poly, the Gauchos have won two games in a row.
January 20, 2014
Bryson Nabs Second Big West Player of the Week Award
Efficiency led UC Santa Barbara sophomore Michael Bryson (Sacramento, Calif./Foothill HS) to his second Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award for 2013-14.
January 18, 2014
Resilient Gauchos Storm Back to Win at Northridge, 79-69
In a game of huge momentum swings, UC Santa Barbara had the last swing and hit a home run with it, rolling past Cal State Northridge, 79-69 on Saturday night at the Matadome.
January 17, 2014
Gauchos Travel South to Face Cal State Northridge Saturday on Prime Ticket
UCSB enters Saturday’s game against Cal State Northridge with an overall an overall record of 10-5 and a Big West mark of 1-1. After dropping its conference opener on Jan. 11 to Cal Poly, the Gauchos bounced back with a 64-51 Thunderdome win over Long Beach State on Thursday night.
January 16, 2014
Gauchos Bounce Back, Beat Long Beach State 64-51
Michael Bryson scored 13 points to lead a balance scoring attack, Alan Williams added a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds, and UC Santa Barbara produced one of its best defensive games of the season en route to a 64-51 win over visiting Long Beach State on Thursday night.
January 14, 2014
UCSB Hosts Long Beach in ESPNU Showdown Thursday Night
UCSB returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Long Beach State in a Big West showdown that will be televised live on ESPNU. Game time is set for 8:00 p.m.
January 11, 2014
Williams Scores 33 But Gauchos Drop 72-64 Decision to Cal Poly
The temperature outside was in the 70s at game time, but inside the Thunderdome, UC Santa Barbara was ice cold in the first half and paid the price, dropping a 72-64 decision to Cal Poly despite a 33-point, 15-rebound effort from Alan Williams.
January 8, 2014
Gauchos-Mustangs Renew Blue-Green Rivalry Saturday at Thunderdome
UCSB enters Big West Conference play with a record of 9-4. The Gauchos have won three straight and six of their last seven games, including an easy 81-52 victory over The Master's College on Jan. 4. The only loss over the seven-game span was in overtime at Utah State on Dec. 20.
January 6, 2014
Williams Named Big West Player of the Week for Third Time
UC Santa Barbara's Alan Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./North HS) sandwiched a pair of dominating performances around the New Year to claim his third Big West Player of the Week honor of the 2013-14 season.
January 4, 2014
Williams, Brewe Double-Doubles Pace Gauchos to Easy 81-52 Over Masters
Alan Williams recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds and UC Santa Barbara limited The Master’s College to 34.5% shooting from the field en route to a 81-52 non-conference win on Saturday afternoon.
January 2, 2014
Gauchos Host The Master's College Saturday in Final Non-Conference Tune-Up
UCSB hosts The Master’s College on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The game against the Mustangs will be the Gauchos’ final tune-up before the beginning of Big West play. UCSB will open league on Saturday, Jan. 11 when it hosts Cal Poly in a Blue-Green Rivalry Series game. The game against the Mustangs will also tip-off at 4:00 p.m.
December 30, 2013
Gauchos Close 2013 With Solid 86-70 Win at Seattle
Kyle Boswell sparked a 19-2 run in the first half and Alan Williams took the game over in the second half as UC Santa Barbara defeated Seattle University 86-70 on Monday night in the Pacific Northwest.
December 27, 2013
Gauchos Closeout 2013 at Seattle Monday
UCSB enters its final game of the 2013 calendar year with a record of 7-4. The Gauchos have won four of their last five games, including two out of three at the Basketball Travelers Classic in Logan, Utah, in the days prior to Christmas. In their finale prior to the brief holiday respite, they defeated Troy University (57-54), dropped an overtime thriller to the host Utah State (77-71) and then topped Western Illinois (61-55).
December 21, 2013
Gauchos Struggle Offensively, Battle to 61-55 Win Over Western Illinois
Alan Williams had 22 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots to help UC Santa Barbara overcome a poor offensive performance en route to a 61-55 win over Western Illinois in the final game of the Basketball Travelers Classic in Logan, Utah on Saturday.
December 20, 2013
UCSB Loses OT Thriller to Host Aggies, 77-71
Kyle Boswell tied career-highs with 27 points and seven three-point baskets but it wasn’t quite enough as visiting UC Santa Barbara lost a 77-71 thriller to Utah State in overtime at the Basketball Travelers Classic on Friday night. The loss ended a three-game winning streak.
December 19, 2013
'Tis the season for Bryson to be jolly
UCSB's Michael Bryson has one of those happy faces that sometimes only a father can't love. Even a bad call on the basketball court won't turn it upside down.
December 19, 2013
Boswell's Long Three Completes Late Rally, Lifts Gauchos Past Troy, 57-54
Senior Kyle Boswell made a three-pointer from above the top of the key with eight seconds left in the game to complete a 6-0 game-ending rally and give UC Santa Barbara a 57-54 win over Troy University on the first night of the Basketball Travelers Classic in Logan, Utah on Thursday.
December 18, 2013
Gauchos Play Troy in Basketball Travelers Classic Thursday
UC Santa Barbara enters the Basketball Travelers Classic at Logan, Utah with a two-game winning streak and overall record of 5-3. On Sunday, the Gauchos overcame foul trouble to post a 72-61 win at the University of San Diego.
December 16, 2013
Bryson Becomes Third Straight Gaucho to Earn Big West Player of the Week Honor
UC Santa Barbara sophomore Michael Bryson (Sacramento, Calif./Foothill HS) notched Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades as he recorded a season-high in points in a big road victory.
December 15, 2013
UCSB Overcomes Fouls, Cruises Past San Diego, 72-61
A 17-1 run late in the second half proved decisive as UC Santa Barbara overcame severe foul trouble t on its way to a 72-61 win at the University of San Diego on Sunday afternoon.
December 12, 2013
Taking the party to the cheap seats
The scene is replayed in college basketball arenas all over the country: Fans rushing the court to celebrate with their team after a big win. But leave it to UCSB to do it differently last Friday.
December 11, 2013
UCSB Travels to San Diego for Sunday Matinée, Heads to Utah State Tourney
UC Santa Barbara enters Sunday's game at San Diego with a 4-3 overall record. The Gauchos won their last game, a 75-68 decision over Cal on Dec. 6. Overall, they have won two of their last three games with the only loss coming at nationally ranked UCLA on Dec. 3. UCSB's other significant win this season came on Nov. 12 at UNLV when it pounded the Runnin' Rebels, 86-65. The Gauchos other losses came to Utah State (71-64) and at Colorado (76-68). They played both of those games without leading scorer and rebounder Alan Williams.
December 9, 2013
Williams Earns Second Straight Big West Player of the Week Award
UC Santa Barbara junior Alan Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./North HS) captured his second straight Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award with back-to-back impressive performances against Pac-12 foes, one of which keyed a victory against Cal.
December 6, 2013
Big Second Half Powers UCSB Past Cal, 72-65
For the third time this season, UC Santa Barbara played a Pac-12 opponent. The Gauchos lost the first two games at Colorado and UCLA, but the third time was the charm as they defeated Cal 72-65 on Friday night at the Thunderdome.
December 5, 2013
Taran Brown: A Great Example
Taran Brown is much more than one of UCSB’s finest student-athletes. He is a tall man from a small town with even bigger dreams.
December 5, 2013
Gauchos Tangle With Cal Friday in Thunderdome Showdown
UC Santa Barbara will host Cal on Friday, Dec. 6. It will mark the first time the Golden Bears will play at the Thunderdome since they helped the Gauchos open the facility on Nov. 30, 1979. That was back in the day when the place was known by the catchy-monicker “The Campus Events Center.” It will also mark the first time that a Pac-12 team will play in Santa Barbara since Dec. 3, 2002 when UCSB defeated USC, 69-53.
December 4, 2013
Gaucho Huddle Set for Dec. 15 Prior UCSB Game at USD
There will be a "Gaucho Huddle" held in San Diego prior to the UC Santa Barbara-USD game scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
December 3, 2013
Three-Point Barrage Not Enough, UCSB Falls at No. 16 UCLA, 89-76
UC Santa Barbara made a season-high 13 three-point baskets, including eight in the first half, but it wasn’t enough as 16th-ranked UCLA overcame a six-point deficit en route to an 89-76 win at Pauley Pavilion on Tuesday night.
December 2, 2013
A Great Example: Taran Brown
December 2, 2013
Williams Honored by Big West After Record-Setting Game
UC Santa Barbara junior Alan Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./North HS) tied two school records in leading the Gauchos to a win over South Dakota State, earning Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors.
December 2, 2013
Gauchos Travel South to Face UCLA Tuesday, Return Home Friday for Showdown With Cal
UC Santa Barbara will play consecutive games against Pac-12 opponents this week, traveling to UCLA on Dec. 3 and hosting Cal on Friday, Dec. 6. It will mark the first time the Golden Bears will play at the Thunderdome since they helped the Gauchos open the building on Nov. 30, 1979. That was back in the day when the arena was known by the catchy-name “The Campus Events Center.” It will also mark the first time that a Pac-12 team will play in Santa Barbara since Dec. 3, 2002 when UCSB defeated USC, 69-53.
November 29, 2013
Williams' Record Night Paces Gauchos Past South Dakota State, 83-64
Junior Alan Williams tied the school record and set a career-high with 39 points and tied the school record with a career-high eight blocked shots, leading UC Santa Barbara to an 83-64 win over visiting South Dakota State on Friday night.
November 27, 2013
UCSB Welcomes South Dakota State to Thunderdome Friday for Post-Thanksgiving Game
UC Santa Barbara returns home for a post-Thanksgiving game against South Dakota State on Friday, Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m. It will be the Gauchos' third Thunderdome appearance of the season and their first since they played Utah State on Nov. 16. Following the game against the Jackrabbits, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2013, UCSB will play consecutive games against Pac 12 opponents, traveling to UCLA on Dec. 3 and hosting Cal on Friday, Dec. 6.
November 25, 2013
Cinco Pack is Back! Get Cal Tix + 4-More for One Low Price
UCSB Athletics is pleased to announce the return of the popular "Cinco Pack" for men's basketball. For one low price, the Cinco Pack allows fans to purchase a ticket to the Gauchos' highlight matchup against Cal on Dec. 6th as well as any four Big West games of their choice.
November 21, 2013
Browns Career Effort Not Quite Enough, Gauchos Fall at Colorado 76-68
A career-night by sophomore Taran Brown and a gutsy performance by the entire team wasn't quite enough as visiting UC Santa Barbara was outlasted by Colorado in frigid Boulder on Thursday night, 76-68.
November 19, 2013
Gauchos Travel to Colorado, Williams Questionable for Trip
UC Santa Barbara travels to Boulder, Colo., on Thursday for the first of three games against Pac 12 programs. The Gauchos play the Buffaloes in a game that will tip-off at 5:00 p.m. (PST) and be aired on the Pac 12 Network.
November 16, 2013
Shorthanded UCSB Battles Utah State Before Falling, 71-64
Minutes before its game against visiting Utah State on Saturday night, UC Santa Barbara leading scorer and rebounder Alan Williams suffered upper-back spasms during warm-ups and was scratched from the starting lineup. The result was a 71-64 Aggie victory, but it didn't come easy.
November 15, 2013
Gauchos Put Unbeaten Record on the Line Saturday, Host Utah State at Thunderdome
This week was lightheartedly referred to as “Throwback Week” for the UCSB men’s basketball team because of a schedule that included former Big West/Pacific Coast Athletic Association rivals UNLV and Utah State. Well, lighthearted or not, “Throwback Week” got off to a good start as the Gauchos travelled to Las Vegas and handed the Runnin’ Rebels their worst home loss in 10 years, 86-65, on Tuesday night. On Saturday, UCSB returns home to host the second game of its walk down memory lane when Utah State invades the Thunderdome for a 7:00 p.m. game.
November 14, 2013
UCSB Inks Standout Prep Duo to National Letters of Intent
UC Santa Barbara has signed a pair of standout high school seniors to National Letters of Intent, head coach Bob Williams announced Thursday.
November 12, 2013
Inspired Gauchos Crush UNLV, 86-65
The UC Santa Barbara basketball team started the night by getting some bad news, but then responded with one of its most impressive overall games in recent years, defeating UNLV at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, 86-65 on Tuesday night.
November 11, 2013
UCSB to Rekindle Old Friendships: Play at UNLV Tuesday, Host Utah State Saturday
This week will be “Blast From The Past Week” for the UCSB men’s basketball team. To commemorate the throwback week, the Gauchos will wear really tight shorts and Converse Chuck Taylors, just like color announcer Don Ford did back in the day. Actually, the week will be a trip down memory lane for many UCSB basketball fans, but the current players will not actually be subjected to the tight shorts and canvas shoes. The Gauchos will be playing a pair of games against old-time Big West opponents, both of which are now in the Mountain West Conference. First, they will travel to UNLV to play the Runnin’ Rebels on Tuesday night. The Rebels are more than a bit player when it comes to some of the most memorable moments in UCSB basketball history. In fact, the Gauchos were UNLV’s final defeat before its march to the 1990 NCAA Championship. On Nov. 16, the Gauchos will host another former nemesis from back in the Big West/Pacific Coast Athletic Association days, Utah State. The two old foes will also battle in Logan, Utah on Dec. 20.
November 8, 2013
Williams' Big First Half Pushes Gauchos Past Hawaii-Pacific, 76-50
Junior Alan Williams picked-up where he left off in 2012-13 with 27 points and 17 rebounds leading UC Santa Barbara to a 76-50 win over visiting Hawaii-Pacific in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
November 6, 2013
Much-Anticipated Gaucho Season Opens Friday at T-Dome vs. Hawaii-Pacific
UCSB opens the 2013-14 regular season on Friday, Nov. 8 when it hosts Hawaii-Pacific. The game will be the first of 13 home games for the Gauchos. They will play 13 true road games in 2013-14 and two other neutral court games. The first road game will be played at UNLV on Tuesday, Nov 12.
November 3, 2013
Bryson, Williams Lead Balanced Gauchos to 88-65 Exhibition Win Over Cal State East Bay
UC Santa Barbara used a 16-0 run to open the second half and rode a balanced offensive attack to an 88-65 exhibition win over visiting Cal State East Bay on Sunday afternoon.
November 1, 2013
Gauchos Tangle With Cal State East Bay in Sunday Afternoon Exhibition, Open Regular Season Nov. 8
UCSB will preview its 2013-14 season with a Sunday matinée exhibition game on Nov. 3 against Cal State East Bay, the Cal State formerly known as Hayward. Five days after playing the Pioneers, the Gauchos get things going for real when they host Hawaii-Pacific on Nov. 8.
October 31, 2013
Countdown to Tipoff: John Green
John Green is ready to play basketball for UC Santa Barbara and he has been for more than two years.
October 30, 2013
Boswell Among Final 30 Candidates for 2014 Senior CLASS Award
UC Santa Barbara guard Kyle Boswell has been selected as one of the final 30 candidates for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced Wednesday.
October 29, 2013
Countdown to Tipoff: Taran Brown
In 2012-13, Taran Brown had one of the finest all-around freshman seasons in UCSB basketball history.
October 25, 2013
Countdown to Tipoff: Michael Bryson
Michael Bryson ended his freshman season on a high note. In fact, Bryson ended the year on the highest of high notes as he set a UCSB freshman record by scoring 29 points and making seven three-point baskets in the Gauchos Big West Tournament game against.
October 25, 2013
Gauchos Host Open Practice Saturday; Intros, Autographs, Pictures For All
The UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team will host an open practice for all season ticket holders and fans in general on Saturday, Oct. 26 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome.
October 25, 2013
Countdown to Tipoff: Alan Williams
UCSB junior center Alan Williams’ nickname is “Big Al,” and rarely has there been a nickname more befitting.
October 24, 2013
Gauchos Picked to Finish 2nd, Alan Williams Named to Preseason All-Big West Team
UC Santa Barbara was picked to finish second in the Big West Conference men's basketball standings and junior center Alan Williams was named to the preseason all-league team in the annual media poll, the conference announced Thursday.
October 24, 2013
Men's Basketball Golf Tournament Set for Nov. 4 at La Cumbre CC
2013 UCSB Men's Basketball Golf Tournament will be played at the beautiful La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara on Monday, Nov. 4.
October 23, 2013
Gauchos Ranked 17th in First Mid-Major Poll of 2013-14
The UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team is ranked 17th in the season’s first CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25 the website was announced Tuesday.
October 23, 2013
Countdown to Tipoff: Kyle Boswell
Make no mistake about it Kyle Boswell can shoot the basketball. If there were any questions about Boswell's ability to shoot, they were conclusively answered during his junior year in 2012-13 when he made 78 three-point baskets, the third most by a Gaucho in a single season. Boswell shot 41.9% from outside the three-point arc and set a career-high with he made seven in one game against nationally ranked San Diego State.
October 15, 2013
Boswell Talks Academics on 'Class with CLAS'
UC Santa Barbara senior guard Kyle Boswell is a 3.81 student with a major in mechanical engineering. He was named Big West Sixth Man of the Year and honorable mention all-conference in 2013. Clearly, he has figured out a way to balance academics and athletics.
October 9, 2013
Williams Selected to 2013 Lou Henson Preseason All-America Team
The preseason honors kept rolling in for UC Santa Barbara junior center Alan Williams as he was named to the 2013 Lou Henson Preseason All-America Team on Wednesday.
October 3, 2013
Alan Williams Named Preseason Mid-Major First Team All-American
UC Santa Barbara junior center Alan Williams has been selected Preseason First Team Mid-Major All-American by CollegeSportsMadness.com, it was announced Thursday.
September 30, 2013
Former Gaucho Star Nunnally Signs With Phoenix Suns
Former UC Santa Barbara standout James Nunnally has signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns, the club announced over the weekend.
September 23, 2013
Alan Williams Named Preseason Big West Player of the Year by CollegeSportsMadness.com
Junior center Alan Williams has been named the Big West Conference's Preseason Player of the Year by CollegeSportsMadness.com, it was announced Monday.
September 3, 2013
Cal, Utah State Highlight UCSB Season Tix Packages, Great Values Available
A match-up against perennial Pac-12 power Cal and a showdown with former Big West-rival Utah State highlight a 14-game home schedule for the 2013-14 UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team and season tickets are available now.