March 17, 2010
Fans can show their support for the UC Santa Barbara men's basketball team with a new t-shirt celebrating the Gauchos' appearance in the Big Dance this weekend. The t-shirts, which are being sold for just $16, are available now at the UCSB Bookstore and online here. Get yours while supplies last!
The Gauchos received an automatic bid into the 2010 NCAA Basketball Championship after winning the Big West Conference Tournament last Saturday in Anaheim. UCSB, the 15th seed in the Midwest Regional, will face No. 2 seed Ohio State at 6:35 p.m. (PT) on Friday in the tournament's first round at The Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Fans can catch all of the action on TV, radio and online.
CBS will air the game live (in Santa Barbara County and the Midwest) and all UCSB postseason basketball games can be heard live on AM 1490 KIST. Gerry Fall will call the play-by-play and Steve Wendt will substitute for Don Ford as the color announcer. Radio broadcasts begin 30 minutes prior to tip-off.
Video of the game will be broadcast live online for free here.
If you're in the Santa Barbara area, State and A Bar & Grill in downtown Santa Barbara - the host for UCSB Athletics' weekly radio show Talk'n Gauchos - and On the Side in Isla Vista will host viewing parties.
For more information on the viewing parties, which will feature discounted food, drink specials and the chance to win Gaucho gear, click here.