October 26, 2011

Orlando and Emilie Highlight the "J v. J" Campaign for Basketball

UCSB Athletics is pleased to announce the campaign for "J v. J" featuring John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top-50 honoree and two-time Big West Tournament MVP Orlando Johnson and Big West First Team selection and USA National Team player Emile Johnson. Both student-athletes have worn the red, white and blue this year with Orlando representing Team USA in the World University Games and Emille as a member of Team USA during the Pan-American Games.

The creative campaign is used to highlight two seniors who have accomplished both team and individual success. Orlando and the men are striving for a third trip to the NCAA Tournament while Emille and the women, led by new head coach Carlene Mitchell, will drive for the program's 15th Big West title over the last 17 seasons.

View the videos of "J v. J" by visiting our YouTube page. The spots will also air in the Santa Barbara market on Cox Cable channels (ESPN, FX, NFL Network, CW 5, TNT) starting November 15th.

Tickets are now on-sale for both programs which tip-off next week at the Thunderdome. Along with season tickets, men's basketball is offering a special "Big West + 1" mini-plan for only $118 which includes eight conference games at home and the choice of San Diego State on November 26th or UNLV on November 30th.

Women's season tickets are only $125 and include a "Fastbreakers" t-shirt, the long-time support group, or a Gauchos tote bag. Click here for more details.

Both Orlando and Emilie, plus Bob Williams and Mitchell, will be at the annual Downtown Gaucho Huddle for men's and women's basketball on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion near East Breach in Santa Barbara. Basketball tickets can be purchased anytime by clicking here or by calling (805) 893-UCSB (8272) through the UCSB Athletics Ticket Office which is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and now Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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