Dec. 27, 2010
Tickets Available For All Home Games
Big West +1 Ticket Plan
On The Radio
Rematch Of 2010 Big West Tournament Title Game Opens League Play
The Gaucho Record
Gauchos-49ers Slated For ESPNU
Serna Questionable As Gauchos Open Big West Play
The Last Time Out: UCSB 76, Cal Baptist 52
Gauchos Win Over UNLV Was First Over Ranked Opponent Since 1993
Probable Starters - Quick Fact
Probable Reserves - Quick Fact
The Gauchos At Home
Williams Posts 200th Win As UCSB Coach
Williams Approaches Three Other Milestones
Nunnally/Johnson Rank 1-2
Nerves Of Steal
Three For All
Playing The Percentages
Turning Over A New Leaf
The Defensive Pendulum
Player GP 10+ Orlando Johnson 10 10 James Nunnally 10 10 Jaimé Serna 9 4 Jordan Weiner 10 1 Kyle Boswell 9 1
Player Opp. Stats Orlando Johnson vs. Fresno St. 35 pts, 11 rebs Orlando Johnson at UNLV 12 pts, 15 rebs James Nunnally at Portland 22 pts, 11 rebs Jaimé Serna at Santa Clara 11 pts, 10 rebs
UCSB Among The Big West Ranks
Category Stat Rank Scoring 69.2 ppg 5th Scoring Defense 65.8 ppg 4th Scoring Margin +3.4 ppg 2nd FG% 46.3% 1st FT% 79.2% 1st 3-FG% 40.1% 1st FG% Defense 42.0% 3rd 3-FG% Defense 37.2% 9th 3-Pt. Field Goals 7.10 pg 4th Reb. Margin -1.5 pg 5th Blocked Shots 4.20 bpg 1st Assists 13.90 apg 3rd Steals 8.8 spg 1st Turnover Margin +0.80 pg 2nd Assist/TO Ratio 0.80:1.0 5th
The Flying Nunnally
O.J. Points The Way
Serna Becomes The Third Wheel
Justin Joins In The Fun
Somogyi's Block Party
Waiting In The Wings
The Bob Williams File
Last year also marked the third Williams coached Gaucho team to win 20 or more games and the 10th overall in program history. It was the second time in the three seasons that the UCSB won 20 or more.
In 2008-09, Williams coached the Gauchos to a 16-15 overall record and an 8-8 mark in the Big West Conference. The record, however, doesn't tell the entire story. UCSB was forced to overcome a myriad of injuries and at one point stood at 8-13 overall and 2-7 in league play.
In 2007-08, Williams led the Gauchos to a 23-9 overall record. The 23 wins were a school record, and UCSB also won its second Big West regular season title with a 12-4 conference record. Following the campaign, the Gauchos were awarded a bid to the National Invitation Tournament. It was the third time that a Williams-coached UCSB team advanced to postseason play.
The 2002 Gauchos won the school's first Big West Tournament title, advancing to the NCAA Tournament, and in 2003, they won the league's regular season championship and played in the NIT.
In 1998-99, he took over a UCSB program that had not recorded a winning season in five years, and after seeing his team lose its first eight games that year - extending a two-season losing streak to 16 straight games - the Gauchos turned things around, winning 15 of their final 20 games and finishing on top in the Big West's Western Division.
Williams has a UCSB record of 205-160. He guided the program to 10 winning seasons in his first 12 years - including the last five in a row - and three 20 win seasons. He has a career record of 120-76 in Big West games and his .612 winning percentage in league games is tops among the league's active coaches.
Prior to his arrival at UCSB, Williams 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's 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 an overall career record of 394-260 (.602) at four-year schools.
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