2013-14 UC Santa Barbara Basketball News
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.