Men's Basketball Hosts Utah State Thursday In First-Place Showdown At The Thunderdome

Feb. 5, 2003

The Schedule
Game No. 20
Big West Game No. 10
Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. (PST)
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Utah State Aggies
at UCSB's Thunderdome

Game No. 21
Big West Game No. 11
Saturday, February 8, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. (PST)

UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. University of Idaho Vandals
at UCSB's Thunderdome

UCSB Will Host Detroit On Bracket Buster Saturday
UC Santa Barbara will host the University of Detroit at 8:00 p.m. (PST) on Saturday, February 22 as part of Bracket Buster Saturday. The Gaucho-Titan game will not be televised on ESPN or ESPN2, but will be part of ESPN's Fullcourt package. UCSB is one of 18 mid-major schools taking part in the first Bracket Buster Saturday. The Gauchos were one of the nine pre-determined home teams, but their opponent was not known until Sunday, February 2. UCSB and Detroit will be meeting for the second time in as many years. Last year, the Gauchos beat the Titans at the Cable Car Classic in Santa Clara, 86-59.

Time Change For February 27 Game Against LBSU
UC Santa Barbara's February 27 home game against Long Beach State, scheduled for 5:30 p.m., has been switched to 5:00 p.m. to accommodate television. The game will be carried live as part of the Big West Conference's Fox Sports Net 2 package. The UCSB-Long Beach State contest is one of three Gaucho appearances on Fox Sports Net 2 this year. Santa Barbara's January 30 game at UC Irvine and its February 20 game at Cal Poly will also be televised. Both of the road games begin at 5:30 p.m.

The Gaucho Record
UC Santa Barbara enters this week's Big West games with an overall record of 9-10 and a league mark of 6-3. The Gauchos are tied with Pacific for second-place in the Big West, a game behind Utah State, Thursday's opponent. UCSB split its two games last week, winning 70-54 at UC Irvine and then losing 68-67 at Long Beach State. The loss to Long Beach State snapped the Gauchos' season-long four-game winning streak. The victory at UC Irvine was UCSB's first regular season win over the Anteaters in three years.

Frantic Comeback Not Enough As UCSB Loses At LBSU
Although UCSB struggled offensively for most of the game at Long Beach State on Saturday, it was still in a position to win in the closing seconds. The Gauchos trailed by six points with 39 seconds remaining, but outscored the 49ers 7-0 over the next 33 seconds to take a 67-66 lead. Long Beach, however, rebounded a missed UCSB free throw and got the ball to guard Tony Darden who was fouled while dribbling into the frontcourt. Darden made a pair of free throws and the Gauchos last-second attempt went awry. The loss snapped UCSB's four-game winning streak and it put a damper on a trip that started out with a 16-point win at UC Irvine.

The Williams File
Bob Williams is in his fifth season as the head coach at UC Santa Barbara. Last year, he guided the Gauchos to a 20-11 overall record and an 11-7 mark in Big West Conference play. It was the school's first 20-win season since 1992. Most importantly, however, Williams led UCSB to its first Big West Conference Tournament Championship ever and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 12 years. In his first four-plus seasons in Santa Barbara, Williams' teams have posted a 71-63 overall record and a 48-27 record in Big West games. In 1998-99, his first year, the Gauchos went 15-13 overall and 12-4 in the Big West, winning the league's Western Division championship. That year, they closed the campaign by going 15-5 and Williams was selected Big West Coach of the Year. 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 each of his last four seasons, the Aggies advanced to the NCAA Tournament and in 1997-98, Williams' final season, they 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 260-163 at four-year schools.

Possible Starters - Notes
G - Jacoby Atako - His 270 career assists ranks him eighth all-time.
G - Nick Jones - Made at least one three-point basket in 17 of 19 games.
G - Branduinn Fullove - Needs just two points to become 20th Gaucho over the 1,000 point mark.
F - Mark Hull - Now has 1,420 career points, needs 15 to move into second all-time at UCSB.
F - Casey Cook - Has made just 3-of-18 from the field in the last three games.

Probable Reserves - Notes
G - B.J. Ward - Scored in the closing minutes of loss at Long Beach, his first hoop in ten games.
G - Chrismen Oliver - Has played 11 or more minutes in seven of the last nine games.
G - Cecil Brown - Went scoreless in 13 minutes at LBSU, equaling his season-low with two shots.
G - Josh Davis - Has had two or more steals in three of the last four games.
F - Bray Skultety - Torn ACL in left knee will sideline him for the season.
F - Bryan Whitehead - Scored a season-high eight points in loss at Long Beach State.
F - Scott Rainey - Made his first free throw as a Gaucho against Pacific.
F - Derek Wheeler - Scored his first point as a collegiate player against Cal State Northridge.

Skultety Out For The Season With Torn ACL
For the first couple weeks of practice, senior forward Bray Skultety was making a very strong bid for the starting nod at the five spot. Skultety emerged over the final 25 games last season, becoming one of the Gauchos' top rebounders and a sparkplug off the bench. He was a great story. In only his second year of organized basketball, Skultety, a walk-on, had become a regular on a team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Awarded a scholarship prior to this season, Skultety's story kept getting better and better, but on November 1, the tale took a turn for the worse. In practice on that Friday, Skultety tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ending his season and most likely his collegiate career. As a fifth-year senior, an injury redshirt year is a very remote possibility. In 2001-02, Skultety played in 26 games, starting one, averaging 2.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. He easily led the team in rebounds per 40 minutes played at 16.2, and despite his 6-foot-6 height, he ranked second on the team in blocked shots with 13.

Defense Keys Gaucho Surge
On Saturday night at Long Beach State, the 49ers became just the third team this season to make better than 50.0% of its shots in a game against UCSB. Long Beach joined Weber State and Utah State which had previously made 59.3% and 51.9% respectively. The 49ers made 21-of-41 shots from the floor, 51.2%. The Gauchos, however, have gotten into the thick of the Big West race primarily by playing outstanding defense. Santa Barbara leads the Big West in field goal percentage defense at 41.6% overall and 40.9% in Big West play. Prior to the loss at Long Beach State, UCSB had posted a season-best four-game winning streak. In the fourth of the wins, the Gauchos' first at UC Irvine in four years, they limited the Anteaters to 15-of-41 from the field, 36.6%. In the four games overall, UCSB opponents made just 76-of-203 shots from the field, 37.4%. Also during the streak, the opposition averaged just 56.5 points per game and, in fact, UCSB has held its opponents below the 70 point threshold in five straight games and 12 times in the last 13 games. On the year, the Gauchos are allowing 62.9 points per game overall and 54.0 in home games. Since allowing its first two opponents to score a total of 164 points, 82.0 per game, UCSB has held its last 17 opponents to 60.7 points per outing.

What's The Point?
The point is, when your opponents don't shoot the ball well, they don't score that many points. During UCSB's three-game winning streak, the opposition has averaged just 57.3 points per game. Cal Poly need a game-ending three-point barrage to break the 60-point barrier, becoming just the second Gaucho opponent in the last seven games to score 60 or more in a game. In 17 games this season, UCSB opponents have been held under 70 points 13 times and under 60 points seven times. Overall, the Gauchos are allowing just 63.2 points per game and in seven league contests, they have given-up an average of 58.0 per game. In fact, since allowing an average of 77.7 points per game in the first three games of the season, all at the BP Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, the Gauchos have held opponents to an average of 60.1 points per game.

Stealing The Show
Another element of UCSB's defense in recent games has been the increased defensive pressure. In Saturday's loss at Long Beach State, the Gauchos came-up with a season-high 11 steals. On the season, UCSB now has 108 steals, an average of 5.7 per game, but in the last five games, four of which were wins, they have averaged 8.4 per game. In nine Big West games, the Gauchos have produced 62 steals as compared to their opponents total of 31. Finally, in the game at Long Beach State, UCSB had seven different players with at least one steal, three with at least two steals and one, Jacoby Atako, with three steals.

Big Wins, Marginal Defeats
Of UCSB's three Big West Conference losses, one has been by a large margin. On January 11, the Gauchos dropped a 16-point game, 75-59, at Utah State. The other two have come by narrow margins. The Gauchos dropped a 57-55 overtime loss to Cal State Fullerton on January 4 and then a 68-67 heartbreaker to Long Beach State on Saturday. Santa Barbara's six league wins have come by comfortable margins. The Gauchos have posted wins of 16, nine, 18, 15, nine and 16 points. The average margin of victory in Big West games has been 13.8 points and the average margin of defeat, including the 16-point loss at Utah State, has been 6.3 per game. In fact, of UCSB's nine wins this season, seven have come by margins of 15 points or more and the other two came by nine points.

The Opposition
UCSB and Utah State have played 51 times over the years with the Aggies holding a 30-21 edge. On January 11, Utah State beat the Gauchos in Logan, Utah by a score of 75-59. The loss was the worst defeat for UCSB this season. Last year, the Aggies swept the regular season series before losing to the Gauchos in the Big West Tournament Championship game, 60-56. UCSB and the University of Idaho have played 15 times with Santa Barbara holding a 10-5 edge. The Gauchos defeated the Vandals in Moscow, Idaho on January 9, 62-53. The victory was UCSB's first ever in Moscow. Last year, the teams split a pair of games, each winning on its home floor.

Dome, Sweet Dome
UCSB has spent a lot of time on the road this season and they have the losses to prove it. At home, however, the Gauchos are a different team. With consecutive over Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge and Pacific, UCSB is now 6-1 in home games. While the loss was a tough one to absorb, a 57-55 overtime defeat at the hands of Cal State Fullerton, the wins have generally been by comfortable margins. In their Thunderdome victories over San Francisco, USC, UC Riverside, Cal State Northridge, Pacific and Cal Poly this season, the Gauchos have outscored their victims by 23, 16, 16, 18, 15 and nine points. UCSB's average margin of victory in those games is 16.2 points per game. Last year, the Gauchos recorded a 10-2 record at the Thunderdome and dating back to the 2000-01 season, they have won 18 of the last 21 games at home. One of the three losses came last season at the hand of Utah State.

Career Scoring Leaders

1.  Carrick DeHart         1,687
2.  Doug Rex               1,434
3.  Mark Hull              1,420
    Lucius Davis           1,420
5.  York Gross             1,399
6.  Scott Fisher           1,351
7.  Richard Anderson       1,247
8.  Conner Henry           1,236
9.  Ricky Walker           1,235
10. Gary Gray              1,227

Career Three-Point Leaders

1.  Mark Hull                198
2.  Carrick DeHart           196
3.  Idris Jones              190
4.  Mark Flick               162
5.  Brian Johnson            150
6.  Branduinn Fullove        116
7.  Erick Ashe                99
8.  Nick Jones                89
    Daniel Prince             89
    Raymond Tutt              89

Career Scoring Average Leaders

1.  Raymond Tutt             21.5
2.  Doug Rex                 18.4
3.  John Tschogl             15.3
4.  Lelan McDougal           14.7
5.  Carrick DeHart           14.2
6.  Branduinn Fullove        13.8
7.  Scott Fisher             13.6
8.  Mark Hull                13.5
    York Gross               13.5

Raising A Hull-A-Baloo
Senior forward Mark Hull scored ten points in Saturday's loss at Long Beach State, but in the process, he moved into a tie for third-place on UCSB's career scoring list with 1,420 points. Hull and 1992 Big West Player of the Year Lucius Davis are tied in the third spot. Doug Rex, who played at Santa Barbara from 1968 through 1971, finished his career with 1,434 points, so Hull needs 15 points to pass him and become the second all-time leading scorer. While he scored just 18 points in UCSB's two-game trip to UC Irvine and Long Beach State, Hull remains the Gauchos' second-leading scorer at 14.2 points per game. In the two road games, he nailed four total three-point baskets, giving him 51 for the season and 198 for his career. When he made his first of two three-point baskets on Saturday, Hull became the school's all-time leader in three-point baskets, passing Carrick DeHart, with whom he entered the game tied at 196. With two more three-pointers, he will become the first UCSB player ever to make 200 three-point baskets in his career. Hull has really been on a three-point roll lately. He has made a three-pointer in 11 straight games, no, scratch that, he has actually made at least two three-pointers in 11 straight games and 16 times in 19 games this season. He has made at least one three-pointer in 18 of 19 games. Hull, in fact, has made three or more three-pointers 12 times this year. He has hit a season-high five threes twice, once each against Bucknell and Cal State Fullerton. While Hull has been shooting the ball well from three-point range, he has struggled from two-point range over the last four games, going 2-for-10, 20.0%.

Fulloving It
Since scoring just seven points in a January 11 loss at Utah State, junior guard Branduinn Fullove has been outstanding on the offensive end of the court. In games at UC Irvine and Long Beach State last weekend, he scored 22 and 20 points respectively, marking the first time this season that he had scored 20 or more in back-to-back games. Fullove is now leading the Gauchos in scoring at 15.9 points per game, a figure that ranks him seventh in the Big West. In the last five games, he has averaged 18.0 points per game. Fullove's recent offensive surge has pulled him to within two points of the 1,000 point mark. He enters Thursday's game at Utah State with 998 career points and stands to become the 20th player in school history to hit the 1,000 point plateau. Interestingly, unlike Hull who has done the majority of his damage from beyond the three-point arc, Fullove has been outstanding from inside the arc. In the last five games, he has made 6-for-20 from three-point territory, 30.0%, but he has made an impressive 18-of-27, 66.7%, from inside the arc. Not coincidentally, he has also been going to the free throw line more recently. Fullove has attempted 84 free throws this season, including 40 in the last five games. Over the last five, he has gone 36-of-40 from the free throw line, 90.0%. With his 30 three-point baskets on the year, Fullove now has 116 in his career, sixth all-time.

Keeping-Up With Jones
Junior guard Nick Jones remains UCSB's third-leading scorer at 13.1 points per game. In the loss at Long Beach State on Saturday, he scored 16 points, equaling his highest total in a Big West game this season. In fact, in the two games last weekend, Jones came back to life on the offensive end, averaging 14.5 points and making 8-of-15 shots overall, 53.3%, 4-of-8 from three-point range, 50.0%, and 9-of-12 from the free throw line, 75.0%. He has scored in double-figures 15 times in 19 games this season and he has made at least one three-pointer in 17 of 19 games. Jones remains UCSB's top rebounder at 5.3 per game, but he is now just one rebound ahead of Mark Hull. He and Hull are the only two UCSB players this season to record a double-double. In fact, the duo are the only Gauchos to have ten or more rebounds in a game. Jones went for 16 points and a season-high ten rebounds in a November 30 win over San Francisco. On the three-point front, Jones now has 33 three-point baskets on the year, just three short of his total for all of last year. He now has 89 career three-pointers and he is tied for eighth on UCSB's all-time list. If and when he makes one more three-point basket, Jones would move into eight by himself and if he can make 11 more this season, he would become just the seventh Gaucho player ever to make 100 career three-point baskets. Defensively, Jones now has 14 steals on the season, eight of which have come in the last six games.

What's Cooking?
Sophomore forward Casey Cook has been on an offensive rollercoaster this year. He has scored a total of two points combined in the last two games. In the last three games, he has made just 3-of-18 shots from the field, 16.7%, and he has averaged 3.3 points per game. In the four previous games, he had averaged 9.9 points per game and made 13-of-17 shots from the field, 76.5%. In those four games, he scored in double-figures three times, the same number of double-figure efforts he had come up with in his previous Cook is now ranked fourth on the team in scoring at 5.5 points per game and despite his recent shooting struggles, he is still shooting 45.9% from the floor. Cook has also improved his free throw percentage. In the last six games, he has made 15-of-19 free throws, 78.9%, to increase his season percentage to 64.1%. Finally, in the last nine games, he has averaged 4.5 rebounds per game.

Atako Points The Way
Similar to last season, it appears that Jacoby Atako is coming alive during the second half of the season. With Atako, his effectiveness cannot always be measured in numbers. He is starting to play the type of defense that he did for most of last year and the results show in the team numbers. Atako is averaging 4.8 points and a team-leading 3.5 assists per game. He has averaged 5.0 assists in the last five games, averaging 6.4 points per game over that same span. In the last three games, he has had 12 assists and just two turnovers. Atako also leads the team in steals with 19. He tied his season-high with three steals in Saturday's loss to Long Beach State. Atako enters Thursday's game against Utah State with 276 career assists, ranking him eighth in UCSB history.

Help Cecil, Help!
Freshman guard Cecil Brown went scoreless in 13 minutes against Long Beach State on Saturday, a rarity for him. He has been an outstanding offensive spark for the Gauchos this season, showing flashes of brilliance while at the same time playing better defense than expected. Brown is fifth on the team in scoring at 5.4 per game. In the four games prior to Saturday's outing he has averaged 9.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game during. He has scored ten or more three times this season, going for a season-high 13 in just 15 minutes at Pepperdine on December 7, 12 points in ten minutes on November 22 against Weber State, and 11 points in 16 minutes on January 16 against Cal State Northridge. Brown has made 13 three-point baskets on the year and he has made at least one in four of the last five games, his longest stretch of the year. He is shooting 37.5% for the season but he has been better recently, shooting 42.1% in the last five games. Brown recorded a season-high six rebounds on January 18 against Pacific and he has had at least one steal in two straight games.

Just Joshing
Freshman guard Josh Davis is averaging 3.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Since scoring a season-high 14 points against UC Riverside on January 2, he has scored just 23 points in the last eight games. Also in the game against Riverside, Davis made all five of his field goal attempts and both of his three-point attempts. In the five games following the Fullerton game, he made just 2-of-17 shots from the field, 22.8%, but in the last three games he has come back to life. In the last three games, Davis has made 5-of-9 shots, 55.6%. Defensively, Davis has evolved into one of the best players on the team and with 15 steals overall, ten in the last seven games, he now needs just three to move into the school's freshman top-ten list. Davis has had two or more steals in three of the last four games and he has had a season-high three on two occasions, once each against Pacific and Idaho.

The Life Of Bryan
Junior forward Bryan Whitehead had his best game of the season at Long Beach State, making 4-of-5 shots from the field and scoring a season-high eight points. In the last three games, Whitehead has averaged 5.3 points per game and made 7-of-9 shots from the field, 77.8%. He has improved his field goal percentage on the year to 48.9%. Additionally, the 20 minutes Whitehead played at Long Beach marked the first time he has played 20 or more since he recorded 23 minutes on January 4 against Cal State Fullerton.

Ward Of The Court
Senior guard B.J. Ward is averaging 1.3 points per game, but since scoring a season-high seven points on December 27 against Nebraska, he has played in ten games, a total of 38 minutes, and has scored just two points. When he scored a basket during UCSB's furious rally at Long Beach, it snapped the streak. Ward also had a key steal in the game.

Oliver's Twist
Sophomore walk-on guard Chrismen Oliver continues to give UCSB solid minutes as the backup at the point. He is averaging 1.4 points and 1.6 assists per game overall, but in Big West games, he is scoring 2.0 points per game and passing off for 2.0 assists per game. Oliver has had a career-high five assists twice, once each at Cal on December 10, and against UC Riverside on January 2. Overall, he has three or more assists five times, three times in Big West play.

On The Horizon
Following this week's home games, the Gauchos will hit the road for a pair. UCSB travels to Pacific on Thursday, February 13 and to Cal State Northridge on Saturday, February 15. Both games will begin at 7:00 p.m. UCSB will travel to Cal Poly on February 20 for a 5:30 p.m. game that will be televised on Fox Sports Net 2.

     RECORD:                OVERALL      HOME        AWAY       NEUTRAL
     ALL GAMES...........   (9-10)      (6-1)       (2-5)       (1-4)
     CONFERENCE..........   (6-3)       (4-1)       (2-2)       (0-0)
     NON-CONFERENCE......   (3-7)       (2-0)       (0-3)       (1-4)

|---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 33 Fullove, Branduinn.. 17-17 475 27.9 86-173 .497 30-76 .395 68-84 .810 13 43 56 3.3 40 1 32 33 3 10 270 15.9 30 Hull, Mark.......... 19-19 657 34.6 94-194 .485 51-111 .459 31-45 .689 26 73 99 5.2 31 1 39 33 0 12 270 14.2 03 Jones, Nick......... 19-19 531 27.9 84-177 .475 33-75 .440 47-63 .746 30 70 100 5.3 43 1 25 28 0 14 248 13.1 32 Cook, Casey......... 19-10 391 20.6 39-85 .459 2-4 .500 25-39 .641 20 49 69 3.6 51 3 5 25 3 11 105 5.5 01 Brown, Cecil........ 19-3 310 16.3 33-88 .375 13-44 .295 23-32 .719 13 22 35 1.8 23 1 24 26 1 9 102 5.4 05 Atako, Jacoby....... 19-18 465 24.5 32-83 .386 6-29 .207 21-29 .724 1 34 35 1.8 52 1 67 36 0 19 91 4.8 02 Davis, Josh......... 19-0 288 15.2 23-52 .442 2-8 .250 17-22 .773 11 24 35 1.8 44 0 16 23 0 15 65 3.4 50 Whitehead, Bryan.... 19-9 336 17.7 23-47 .489 0-0 .000 13-23 .565 31 27 58 3.1 44 0 11 15 10 9 59 3.1 15 Oliver, Chrismen.... 18-0 187 10.4 8-21 .381 4-10 .400 6-11 .545 1 10 11 0.6 14 0 28 23 1 5 26 1.4 35 Ward, B.J........... 19-0 126 6.6 9-16 .562 1-5 .200 5-12 .417 5 12 17 0.9 19 0 10 13 0 4 24 1.3 51 Rainey, Scott....... 13-0 44 3.4 1-5 .200 0-0 .000 1-6 .167 3 7 10 0.8 10 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.2 42 Wheeler, Derek...... 9-0 16 1.8 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1 TEAM................ 22 32 54 3.0 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Total............... 19 3826 432-942 .459 142-362 .392 258-368 .701 176 403 579 30.5 374 8 258 257 18 108 1264 66.5 Opponents........... 19 3825 389-934 .416 125-357 .350 293-386 .759 192 397 589 31.0 357 - 211 279 54 76 1196 62.9

TEAM STATISTICS UCSB OPP DATE OPPONENT W/L SCORE ATTEND --------------------------------------------------- ------------ -------------------- --- ----- ------ SCORING.................. 1264 1196 11/22/02 vs Weber State L 82-91 2000 Points per game........ 66.5 62.9 11/23/02 vs Jacksonville State L 66-73 1948 Scoring margin......... +3.6 - 11/24/02 vs Centenary W 84-69 1137 FIELD GOALS-ATT.......... 432-942 389-934 11/30/02 USF W 70-47 1352 Field goal pct......... .459 .416 12/3/02 USC W 69-53 4490 3 POINT FG-ATT........... 142-362 125-357 12/7/02 at Pepperdine L 68-72 2266 3-point FG pct......... .392 .350 12/10/02 at California L 60-67 10167 3-pt FG made per game.. 7.5 6.6 12/21/02 at Brigham Young L 56-69 12259 FREE THROWS-ATT.......... 258-368 293-386 12/27/02 vs Nebraska L 57-60 4500 Free throw pct......... .701 .759 12/28/02 vs Bucknell L 60-67 2400 REBOUNDS................. 579 589 *1/2/03 UC RIVERSIDE W 65-49 1015 Rebounds per game...... 30.5 31.0 *1/4/03 CAL STATE FULLERTON LOT 55-57 1139 Rebounding margin...... -0.5 - *1/9/03 at University of Idaho W 62-53 971 ASSISTS.................. 258 211 *1/11/03 at Utah State L 59-75 9669 Assists per game....... 13.6 11.1 *1/16/03 CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE W 77-59 1954 TURNOVERS................ 257 279 *1/18/03 PACIFIC W 67-52 2772 Turnovers per game..... 13.5 14.7 *1/25/03 CAL POLY W 70-61 3804 Turnover margin........ +1.2 - *1/30/03 at UC Irvine W 70-54 2570 Assist/turnover ratio.. 1.0 0.8 *2/1/03 at Long Beach State L 67-68 2248 STEALS................... 108 76 Steals per game........ 5.7 4.0 BLOCKS................... 18 54 Blocks per game........ 0.9 2.8 WINNING STREAK........... 0 - Home win streak........ 3 - ATTENDANCE............... 16526 52135 Home games-Avg/Game.... 7-2361 7-5736 Neutral site-Avg/Game.. - 5-2397

SCORE BY PERIODS: 1st 2nd OT Total ------------------------------ ---- ---- ---- ---- UC Santa Barbara.............. 630 628 6 - 1264 Opponents..................... 541 647 8 - 1196