Gauchos Host Rival Cal Poly Saturday in Big West Showdown at Thunderdome

Gauchos Host Rival Cal Poly Saturday in Big West Showdown at Thunderdome

Jan. 17, 2007

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The Schedule
Game No. 17
Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Cal Poly Mustangs
at UCSB's Thunderdome

Game No. 18
Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at Cal State Northridge Matadors
at CSUN's Matadome

On The Radio
All UC Santa Barbara basketball games are broadcast live in Santa Barbara on KTMS, 990-AM. KEYT-TV Sports Director Gerry Fall is in his third year as the play-by-play voice of the Gauchos. Former Los Angeles Lakers' and UCSB star Don Ford handles the color commentary for the majority of games, home and road. When Ford is not available for road games, Bill Mahoney, yours truly, will handle the task. Steve Wendt, the voice of the UCSB women's basketball team, will handle the play-by-play for a handful of men's games this season.

The Bob Williams Show
The Bob Williams show will be aired each Tuesday night from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on KTMS 990-AM in Santa Barbara. Coach Williams will talk about past and upcoming games, interview Gaucho players and welcome guests from the Santa Barbara sports community.

The Gaucho Record
UC Santa Barbara enters Saturday's game against Cal Poly with an overall record of 11-5 and a Big West mark of 3-1. The Gauchos are coming off of a disappointing 70-66 home loss to UC Davis on Saturday, Jan. 13. The loss ended a four-game Thunderdome winning streak for UCSB and the Gauchos have now lost two of their last three games and are just 3-3 in their last six games.

Too Much Time On Their Hands
Santa Barbara will play just one game this week. The Gauchos host Cal Poly on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Thunderdome. This will be the second time in as many weeks that UCSB will play just one game. Next week, the Gauchos return to a two-game schedule, but the following week they will once again play just one game, at UC Davis. When the current run of three one-game weeks out of four is over, UCSB will have played a grand total of five games (UC Davis twice, Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge and Pacific) in a 32 day span (Jan. 7-Feb. 7).

UC Davis Rallies To Upset Gauchos At Thunderdome
Thomas Juillerat scored 16 points and Ari Warmerdam added 14, all in the second half, as visiting UC Davis rallied from 13-down for a 70-66 upset over UC Santa Barbara Saturday night at the Thunderdome. Alex Harris had a game-high 28 points for the Gauchos.UCSB (11-5) took a commanding 34-21 lead when James Powell made a three-point shot with 3:43 remaining in the first half. Following a timeout, however, UC Davis (3-12) scored the final eight points of the half, four by Juillerat and four by Rommel Marentez, to narrow the gap to 34-29 by halftime. The Aggies extended their rally in the second half by outscoring the Gauchos 14-4 over the first 7:06. The run was capped by a three-pointer from Kyle Brucculeri giving UC Davis a 43-38 lead. UCSB quickly came back to tie the score at 46 apiece on a lay-up and a free throw by Harris. But a pair of three-point baskets by Warmerdam fueled a 9-0 UC Davis run that gave it a commanding 55-46 lead. The Gauchos used a 16-5 rally of their own to reclaim the lead, 62-60. Cecil Brown, who finished with nine points, had seven during the stretch. The Aggies responded again, scoring six in a row, the last five by Warmerdam, including a lay-up and a free throw with 2:25 to go to give his team a 66-62 edge. UCSB cut the lead to two with 27 seconds left when Harris made one of two free throw for the second time in the final two minutes. An intentional foul by Powell sent UC Davis guard Vince Oliver to the free throw line with 16 seconds left. Oliver made both free throws to extend the lead to 68-64. A short jumper by Harris with nine seconds to go made it 68-66, but Oliver was fouled again with seven seconds left and once more he made both free throws to give the Aggies a 70-66 lead. The Gauchos missed a long three-pointer in the final seconds and the score remained 70-66 as the buzzer sounded. UC Davis shot a season-best 52.1% in the victory. It was the second-highest mark by a UCSB opponent this season. The Aggies also had a decisive 29-24 rebounding advantage, including 17-11 in the second half. Chris Devine scored 10 points and led the Gauchos with eight rebounds. He joined Harris as the only players in double-figures for UCSB. Brown, who had nine points and a game-high five assists, was the only Santa Barbara reserve to score in the defeat, which ended a four-game Thunderdome winning streak.

Probable Starters - Notes
G - James Powell - Has made at least one three-pointer in three straight games.
G - Alex Harris - With 28 points vs. UC Davis, has reclaimed league scoring lead at 21.2.
G - Justin Joyner - Fouled out in just 21 minutes against UC Davis.
F - Chris Devine - Had a season-low six field goal attempts vs. UC Davis.
F - Ivan Elliott - Has made 30-of-42 shots in last eight games, 71.4%.

Probable Reserves - Notes
G - Cecil Brown - Averaging 10.2 points per game in the last four games.
G - Paul Roemer - Played 11 minutes against UC Davis, third highest total this season.
G - Trevor Bing - Scored season-high nine points at Long Beach State on Jan. 4.
F - Tom Garlepp - Recorded his first DNP of the season at UCI.
F - Emmanuel Bidias a Mouté - After not playing in two games, has played 22 in last three.
F - Beau Gibb - Has played in just one of the last five games.
F - David Massey - Played in only game and scored only points on Nov. 13 at Montana State.
F - Sam Phippen - Freshman forward will redshirt the 2006-07 season.
F - Glenn Turner - Has made six of eight shots in the last five games, 75.0%.

The Bob Williams File
Bob Williams is in his ninth season as the head coach at UC Santa Barbara. Last year his team overcame a slow start to finish over the .500 mark for the fourth time in five seasons. UCSB was 15-14 overall and 6-8 in the Big West. Prior to the 2004-05 season, when an injury-ravaged Gaucho team finished below .500, Williams had guided the program to three straight winning seasons for the first time since the late 1980s. In 2002-03, Williams' Gauchos went 18-14 overall and 14-4 in league. The 2002-03 Big West mark earned Santa Barbara its first-ever Big West regular season championship along with a trip to the postseason National Invitation Tournament. Additionally, the success earned Williams his second Big West Coach of the Year award, his first coming after an impressive 1999 campaign. In 2001-02, Williams guided UCSB to its first Big West Conference Tournament Championship ever and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 12 years. Including this season, Williams' UCSB teams have posted a 134-116 (.535) overall record and an 81-56 (.594) record in Big West games. Prior to his arrival at UCSB, he spent eight years at UC Davis and in those eight years, his teams recorded 20 or more wins five times and a 158-76 record. In Williams' final season, the Aggies went 31-2, won the NCAA Division II National Championship and he was named NABC Division II Coach of the Year. Including two seasons at Menlo College, Williams has a record of 322-216 (.598) at four-year schools.

The Opponents
The Gauchos and Cal Poly have played 86 times dating back to 1938. UCSB has a 58-28 edge in the all-time series. Last season, the teams split a pair of regular season games with each team winning on its own floor. UCSB won at the Thunderdome by a score of 64-37 and the Mustangs won at Mott Gym, 74-62. The teams played a third game in 2005-06, at Anaheim in the second round of the Big West Tournament, and Cal Poly recorded a 57-50 victory. Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge have played 32 times since the first meeting in 1960. The Gauchos hold a decisive 24-8 edge all-time, but the teams split games last season. In 2005-06, UCSB and CSUN each won on the other program's home floor. The Matadors won at the Thunderdome, 59-46, and the Gauchos won at the Matadome, 82-76 in overtime.

The Gauchos At Home
UCSB is 5-3 at home in 2006-07. The Gauchos defeated San Jose State on Nov. 10 and, after losing consecutive games to San Diego State and Loyola Marymount, they posted four straight wins, defeating Fresno State on Dec. 6 , Vanguard on Dec. 19, UC Riverside on Dec. 28 and Cal State Fullerton on Dec. 30. In their last home contest, the Gauchos had their four-game home winning streak ended by UC Davis, 70-66. UCSB went 9-4 in home games during the 2005-06 season, including 3-4 in Big West games. Since Bob Williams became head coach in 1998-99, the Gauchos have gone 78-31 at home.

The Gauchos On The Road
UCSB is 6-2 in road games this season. The Gauchos opened the road portion of their schedule with an 88-56 win at Montana State on Nov. 13. On Nov. 17, they won at UNLV, 79-76 and on Nov. 21 they won at Pepperdine, 89-80 in double overtime. On Dec. 2, they won at Portland, 75-67 and then on Dec. 17, they won at San Francisco, 74-69. On Dec. 22, UCSB had its school record-tying six game road winning streak ended at the University of San Diego, 81-63 and then on Jan. 4, Long Beach State handed the Gauchos their second consecutive road loss, 101-65. In its last road game, UCSB ended a two-game road losing streak with a 64-59 win at UC Irvine. This year's 5-0 start was the first 5-0 start in true road games since the 1987-88 campaign when the team jumped out of the gates with the same 5-0 road record. UCSB posted a 5-9 record in true road games in 2005-06 and a 6-10 mark in all non-home games. While the 5-9 doesn't seem like much, it includes an 0-7 start and a 5-2 finish. The Gauchos opened the 2005-06 season with seven straight road losses, extending a two-season streak to nine straight road defeats. However, since the end of that streak, UCSB has gone 11-4 on the road.

Not Much In Reserve
In UCSB's 70-66 loss to UC Davis on Jan. 13, the Gaucho bench was barely heard from. Senior guard Cecil Brown scored nine points, on 3-of-8 shooting from the field, and had three rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals, but the other five players who came off the bench combined for no points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals. In fact, it you throw Brown out of the mix, the other five players, Glenn Turner, Tom Garlepp, Trevor Bing, Emmanuel Bidias a Mouté and Paul Roemer combined for 35 minutes of playing time and just one shot, a three-point attempt by Roemer. UCSB has received most of its production from starters this season, but in the loss to the Aggies that was even more extreme.

The Defense Rests
UCSB has allowed just three opponents to shoot 50.0% or better in a game this season. That's the good news. The bad news is that Gaucho opponents have made 50.0% or better in two of their last three games. UC Davis hit 25-of-48 shots in its Jan. 13 win at the Thunderdome, 52.1%. It was the first time this season that a Gaucho opponent had made 50.0% or better in a game at the Thunderdome. On Jan. 4, Long Beach State made 54.5% of its shots against UCSB, the highest percentage by an opponent this season. In fact, seven of the last eight Gaucho opponents have made 43.1% or better from the field. Just UC Irvine, which made 34.5% of its shots on Jan. 6, shot below 43.1%. In In the last eight games, UCSB opponents have made 212 out of 467 shots, 45.4%, a significant jump over the 42.2% that the Gauchos allow on the season.

On The Flipside
While UCSB has allowed its opponents to make a higher field goal percentage in recent games, the Gauchos have also continued to shoot the ball well. Santa Barbara is shooting 48.9% on the season and it has made 50.0% or better seven times. In fact, the Gauchos have made 45.0% or better 12 times in 16 games this season, including the last five in a row. On Dec. 19, in a 90-63 home win over Vanguard, UCSB made 40-of-64 shots, 62.5%. The 62.5% was the highest shooting percentage by a Gaucho team since November of 2002. Since shooting just 39.4% in its Nov. 10 season-opener against San Jose State, Santa Barbara has hit 401 out of 807 shots from the field, an outstanding 49.7%. The Gauchos have shot below the 40.0% plateau just twice this season and they have not done so since Nov. 29 against Loyola Marymount.

Junior Partners
In UCSB's November 21 double-overtime victory over Pepperdine, two Gaucho players eclipsed the 25-point mark. Junior forward Chris Devine poured in a career-high 28 points, while junior guard Alex Harris had 27. Before Nov. 21, the last time a Santa Barbara duo achieved the feat was at Long Beach State on Feb. 25, 1988, when sophomore forward Mike Doyle scored 31 points and senior guard Brian Shaw scored 26. Three times this season Harris and Devine have scored 20 or more points in the same game, the first time a UCSB duo has pulled that off since 1990-91 when Gary Gray and Lucius Davis did it three times. Finally, through 16 games the Harris-Devine tandem has combined for 589 of the Gauchos' 1,182 points, 49.8%. They are combining for 36.8 points per game and if they can remain anywhere near that figure, they would become the highest scoring duo in school history. The highest combined average for two players was in 1991-92 when Lucius Davis and Idris Jones combined to score 1,014 points in 29 games, an average of just a tick under 35.0 points per game.

Active Scoring Leaders

Player           Points    Games    Avg.
Cecil Brown      830       98        8.5
Alex Harris      797       74       10.8
Chris Devine     605       45       13.4

Working Overtime
UCSB defeated Pepperdine in double-overtime on November 21 in Malibu. It marked the fourth consecutive overtime victory for the Gauchos, a streak that dates back to the 2003-04 season. The win over the Waves was also the second double-overtime game during the current streak. The last time UCSB lost a game in overtime was on March 19, 2003, when it lost to San Diego State in the first round of the postseason NIT.

Double Dipping
Led by Alex Harris and Chris Devine, seven different UCSB players have scored in double-figures this season. Harris has scored 10 or more points in all 13 games and Devine has done so 11 times. Here is a list of all Gaucho players and the number of times they have hit double-digits this season.

Player           GP   10+
Alex Harris      16   16
Chris Devine     16   14
James Powell     16    7
Ivan Elliott     16    5
Cecil Brown      11    5
Tom Garlepp      15    1
Justin Joyner    16    1

Double-Double Dipping
The Gauchos have produced five statistical double-doubles this season. Chris Devine has four of them and Ivan Elliott has the the other.

Player          Opponent         Stats
Chris Devine    at Pepperdine    28p, 13r
Chris Devine    at USF           12p, 10r
Chris Devine    Vanguard         22p, 11r
Chris Devine    at UC Irvine     15p, 11r
Ivan Elliott    UC Riverside     12p, 10r

Free Throw Bounce-Back
UCSB made 15-of-20 shots from the free throw line in Saturday's loss to UC Davis. The 75.0% mark from the line ended a streak of three straight sub-70.0% games. In three games prior to the contest against the Aggies, the Gauchos had gone 33-of-56 from the charity stripe, 58.9%. UCSB is now making 73.8% of its free throws. Meanwhile, in the last four games, Gaucho opponents have made 52-of-64, 81.2%. In fact, in the last two games, the opponents made 25-of-28 free throws, 89.3%.

The Harris Poll
Junior guard Alex Harris continues to lead UCSB in scoring at 21.2 points per game, a figure that also ranks him first in the Big West Conference and 12th nationally. In Saturday's home loss to UC Davis, Harris scored 28 points, the second-highest total of his career. He made 8-of-16 shots overall, including 3-of-6 from three-point range, and he was 9-of-12 from the free throw line. On Jan. 4, in a loss at Long Beach State, Harris scored a season-low 10 points, but in his last two games he has averaged 25.5. In addition to the 28-point outburst against UC Davis, he had 23 in a Jan. 6 win at UC Irvine. On Dec. 28, in the Big West opener against UC Riverside, Harris scored a career-high 32 points on 8-of-17 from the field and 12-of-16 from the free throw line. The 32 points were the most points scored by a Gaucho player since Mark Hull went for 32 against Arizona in the first round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament. He followed the 32-point performance with a 16-point, nine-rebound game in a win over Cal State Fullerton. Following that opening Big West weekend, Harris was named the league's Player of the Week for the second time this season. In the Riverside game, he also had career-highs for free throws with 12 and free throw attempts with 16. Harris has now scored 339 points in 16 games this season, 97 more than he scored in 29 games last season and the highest single-season total of his career. He has been in double-figures in all 16 games this season. He has also scored 20 or more points 11 times, including the first seven in a row, the longest streak by a Gaucho since the 1996-97 season and the longest ever to open a season. With a pair of 18-point games to go with his 20-point games, Harris has had the 13 highest scoring games of his career this season. Among other things, he has been extremely consistent, making five or more field goals in 15 of 16 games. Just once this year, at San Diego, Harris has gone without a three-point basket. He has made at least one in 15 of 16 games, two or more in 11 games and three or more seven times. Harris is shooting 46.2% from three-point range and he has gone 21-of-44 in the last 10 games, 47.7%. His 36 threes are a career-high and he now has 85 for his career and with five more, he would enter the school's all-time top-10. Harris is also averaging 4.7 rebounds per game and he has had five or more rebounds in seven of the last 11 games and eight times in his last 13 games, a span over which he has averaged 5.4 per game. This season, in addition to points, Harris has also recorded single-game career-highs in assists (six on two occasions), three-point baskets (five on Nov. 10 against San Jose State), steals (five on Nov. 13 at Montana State), free throws made (12 on Dec. 28 vs. UC Riverside), field goals made (nine on Dec. 2 in Portland) and minutes played (48 on Nov. 21 at Pepperdine). Harris earned his first Big West Player of the Week honor after scoring 25 points in the Gauchos season-opening come-from-behind win over San Jose State.

The Devine File
Junior forward Chris Devine had 10 points and eight rebounds in UCSB's game against UC Davis on Jan. 13. Most notably, however, Devine attempted just six shots, the fewest he has taken this season. Previously, he had attempted a season-low seven shots on three occasions. On Jan. 6, the game prior to UC Davis, Devine had one of his best all-around games making 7-of-12 shots and scoring 15 points. He also had 11 rebounds, equaling his second-highest total of the season. Overall, Devine is now averaging 15.6 points and a team-leading 7.1 rebounds per game. He has averaged 9.5 rebounds in the last two games. He is also shooting 55.7%, second on the team. Devine has now recorded four double-doubles this season, the same number he had in 29 games last year. He has had his double-doubles this season in games at Pepperdine (28 points and 13 rebounds), at San Francisco (12 points and 10 rebounds), at home against Vanguard (22 points and 11 rebounds) and at UC Irvine (15 points and 11 rebounds). Three of Devine's four double-doubles have come on the road. Dating back to the 2005-06 season, six of his eight career double-doubles have come away from the Thunderdome. In fact, this season, he is averaging 17.0 points per game on the road and 14.5 points per game at home. The 28 points that Devine scored on Nov. 21 at Pepperdine was a career-high and the 13 rebounds were his second-highest total ever. He has paced UCSB in scoring six times this season. Devine has made 60.0% or better from the field seven times this season. He has been in double-figures in 14 of 16 games and nine times in the last 10 games. He has scored 20 or more five times this season, most recently going for 25 on Dec. 30 against Cal State Fullerton. Devine has had five or more rebounds in 12 of 16 games. Devine has also had career-highs this season in steals (five vs. San Jose State on Nov. 13) and assists (five at San Francisco on Dec. 17). However, since he had a career-high five assists at USF, he has had a total of three in seven games. Devine was named Big West Player of the Week after leading the Gauchos to road wins at Montana State and UNLV.

Help Cecil! Help!
After missing both exhibition games and the first five regular season games, senior guard Cecil Brown has played in each of the last 11 games. He is averaging 7.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Since scoring two points in each of his first two games, Brown has averaged 9.1 points per game. He had a season-high 13 in the Dec. 30 win over Cal State Fullerton and he has been in double-figures in three of the last four games, averaging 10.2 per game over that span. Also, since his consecutive two-point games to start his comeback, he has had six or more in nine straight. In Saturday's defeat against UC Davis, Brown had nine points, three rebounds and five assists, one short of his season and career-high. He has had two or more boards 10 times. He had a career-high six assists on Dec. 19 against Vanguard and he has had two or more nine times in 11 games. Finally, after averaging 18.3 minutes per game through the first three games, he has averaged 25.5 per game over the last eight games. In each of the eight, he has played at least 20 minutes and on five occasions, he has logged 25 or more.

Justin Joins In
Freshman point guard Justin Joyner was limited to 21 minutes before fouling out of Saturday's game against UC Davis. Joyner made 2-of-3 shots from the field, including his only three-point attempt, and finished with seven points. It was the fourth highest scoring effort of the season for Joyner who is now averaging 4.4 points per game. He also leads the Gauchos in assists at 3.2 per game, but he had just one assist in the contest against the Aggies and has now had just six total assists in the last three games. Before the most recent three games, Joyner had the best playmaking game of his season when he went for 10 assists in a Dec. 30 win over Cal State Fullerton. It has also become clear that his ability to distribute the ball is a pretty accurate gauge of UCSB success. Joyner has had four or more assists seven times in 2006-07 and the Gauchos have gone 7-0 in those games. When he has fewer than four assists, they are 4-5. When he has one or no assists, UCSB is 1-5, the only win coming against Vanguard. Joyner still leads the team in assist to turnover ratio. He is collecting 1.6 assists for every turnover that he commits. Through 16 games, he has 51 assists, the ninth most by a freshman in school history. Joyner had a season-high 11 points on Nov. 25 against San Diego State. He has had seven or more points four times and, interestingly, Santa Barbara is 1-3 in those games. Finally, while he is making just 20.0% (7-of-35) from three-point range, he has made 13-of-25 shots from two-point range, 52.0%.

Old Buddy, Old Powell
Freshman guard James Powell continues to rank third on the team in scoring at 9.4 points per game and second in assists at 2.8 per outing. He also paces the team with 19 steals. Powell, who is one of three players on the team to have started all 16 games, played a season-low 19 minutes in the loss to UC Davis. He scored six points, on a pair of three-pointers, but he was without a rebound, assist or steal. Since scoring in double-figures in six of his first seven games, Powell has done so just once in the last nine games. He had a 10-point effort on Jan. 6 at UC Irvine. In the first seven games of the year, he averaged 14.7 points per game, but in the last nine he has averaged just 5.3 per outing, making just 14-of-54 shots, 25.9%, over that period. On the bright side, Powell did make 2-of-3 from three-point territory against UC Davis, and if you include the one he made in the final minute of the win over UC Irvine, he has made three of his last four from beyond the arc. Despite his recent shooting woes, he still ranks second on the team with his 21 three-point baskets, eighth all-time among Gaucho freshmen. Powell's 66 three-point attempts rank sixth all-time among freshmen. He scored a season-high 18 points in a Nov. 21 double-overtime win at Pepperdine and he has a a pair of 17-point games, at UNLV and against Loyola Marymount. Powell's 44 assists on the season rank 11th on UCSB's all-time freshman list and he needs eight to move into 10th-place. His 19 steals tie him for 10th on the freshman list, but if he can produce nine more this season, he would jump all the way to second on the list.

Ivan The Good
After coming off the bench for seven games, junior forward Ivan Elliott has started the last nine for UCSB. Elliott is averaging 6.3 points and 5.2 rebounds overall, but in his nine starts, he is scoring 8.0 points per game and collecting 7.0 rebounds. Also, while he is shooting a stellar 60.0% overall, he has been even better in nine games as a starter, making 33-of-49, 67.3%. In fact, if you only include the last eight games, Elliott has made 30-of-42 shots from the floor, 71.4%. On Saturday against UC Davis, he had six points, six rebounds, a blocked shot and one steal. He is the only Gaucho player this year, other than Chris Devine, who has had a double-double. Elliott had 12 points and 10 rebounds on Dec. 28 against UC Riverside. In the Dec. 30 game against Cal State Fullerton, he came within one rebound of repeating the feat as he had 13 points and nine boards. Overall, Elliott has scored 10 or more points five times, including four times in the last eight games. He tallied a season-high 14 on Nov. 13 at Montana State. He has also had five or more rebounds eight times, including five times in the last nine. Elliott had 10 rebounds on Nov. 21 at Pepperdine and Dec. 28 against UC Riverside. He has also taken over the team-lead in blocked shhots with 15 and he has swatted at least one in seven of the last eight games. Finally, after averaging just 14 minutes per game in the first three games, he has averaged 24.2 per game in the last 13 and he equaled his season-high with 32 in Saturday's game against UC Davis.

Looking For Another Turn Around
Senior forward Glenn Turner struggled in UCSB's loss to UC Davis on Saturday. In 12 minutes, he did not score and, in fact did not attempt a shot and he had just one rebound. In his last three appearances his offense has gone dry. He has played a total of 30 minutes in the last three games and in that time he has attempted just one field goal, which he made, no free throws, and scored two points. Turner has had seven rebounds in the last three games. Since returning from a repaired hernia, he has played seven games and he is averaging 2.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. He had season-highs of eight points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots in a Dec. 28 win over UC Riverside. If his averages hold, this would mark the first time in Turner's career in which he averaged more points than rebounds.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oye, Oye, Oye!
After starting the first seven games, sophomore forward Tom Garlepp has come off the bench in the last nine. Actually, for the first time this season, he didn't come of the bench at all in UCSB's Jan. 6 win at UC Irvine. He did return to active duty on Saturday against UC Davis when he logged six minutes, but after averaging 21.8 minutes in the Gauchos' first 10 games this season, he has played just 25 in the last six, 4.2 per game. Garlepp is averaging 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per outing and he still ranks second on the team with 11 blocked shots. In his last five appearances, however, he has had a total of three points, four rebounds an no blocked shots.