UCSB Women's Basketball News

  • UCSB Women's Basketball Adds Matt Schiff as Assistant Coach
    July 01, 2014
    UCSB Women's Basketball Adds Matt Schiff as Assistant Coach SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UCSB women's basketball team has added Matt Schiff as its Assistant Coach/ Director of Basketball Operations it was announced by Carlene Mitchell on Tuesday.
  • UCSB Signs Dioseline Lopez to National Letter of Intent
    May 30, 2014
    UCSB Signs Dioseline Lopez to National Letter of Intent SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball team has signed Dioseline Lopez (East Los Angeles College) to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Carlene Mitchell announced Friday.
  • UCSB Athletics Reacts to Passing of Longtime Donor and Friend, Renée Trenholm
    May 20, 2014
    UCSB Athletics Reacts to Passing of Longtime Donor and Friend, Renée Trenholm UCSB Athletics is deeply saddened by the passing of longtime donor and friend Renée Trenholm.
  • Second Half Comeback Falls Short as UCSB falls to UC Davis 58-57
    March 12, 2014
    Second Half Comeback Falls Short as UCSB falls to UC Davis 58-57 LONG BEACH, Calif. – In a game that featured a comeback effort suitable for any contest during March Madness, UC Santa Barbara fell just short in the 58-57 decision to UC Davis in the First Round of the Big West Tournament.
  • Gauchos Tipoff Big West Tournament in Long Beach
    March 11, 2014
    Gauchos Tipoff Big West Tournament in Long Beach UCSB is the most prolific program in Big West Tournament history with a 44-14 record and a .759 winning percentage. No other Big West team of past or present holds as strong a winning percentage in tournament play. With that success, UCSB became accustomed to cutting down nets, as the program have captured the conference crown a record 14 times. The team has also had a record 40 all-tournament selections.
  • Nesbit, Zornig Earn All-Big West Honorable Mentions, Jemerigbe Named to All-Freshman Team
    March 10, 2014
    Nesbit, Zornig Earn All-Big West Honorable Mentions, Jemerigbe Named to All-Freshman Team SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Nicole Nesbit and Melissa Zornig earned All-Big West Honorable Mentions, while Onome Jemerigbe was named to the all-freshman team the conference announced on Monday.
  • Mason and Watkins Put Up Double Doubles, UCSB Falls to Cal Poly 79-68 on Senior Day
    March 08, 2014
    Mason and Watkins Put Up Double Doubles, UCSB Falls to Cal Poly 79-68 on Senior Day SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Behind a pair of double-double performances, UC Santa Barbara kept the game close until the final minutes when Cal Poly clinched the win with a 79-68 final score.
  • Zornig Nets Career-High 28 Points, UCSB Falls 73-60 at Hawai'i
    March 07, 2014
    Zornig Nets Career-High 28 Points, UCSB Falls 73-60 at Hawai'i HONOLULU, Hawai’i– Melissa Zornig’s career-high 28 points weren’t enough against Hawai’i as UC Santa Barbara fell 73-60 at the Stan Sheriff Center on Thursday night.
  • UCSB Travels to Hawai'i, Will Host Senior Day vs. Cal Poly
    March 06, 2014
    UCSB Travels to Hawai'i, Will Host Senior Day vs. Cal Poly Saturday's regular season finale against Cal Poly will be the final game for Nicole Nesbit, Destini Mason, and Melissa Zornig. The three will be honored before the start of the game during the Senior Day Ceremonies. All at the guard position, the trio has led the Gauchos in various categories this season and currently all occupy the top three spots in minutes played, field goals, three-pointers, and points.
  • Aggies Too Much for Gauchos, Fall 65-47
    March 01, 2014
    Aggies Too Much for Gauchos, Fall 65-47 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara fell behind early and could not recover as UC Davis took the 65-47 win in the Thunderdome on Saturday afternoon.
  • UCSB Loses Lead Late, Falls to UC Irvine 77-73
    February 28, 2014
    UCSB Loses Lead Late, Falls to UC Irvine 77-73 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – In a game that came down to the final minute, UC Santa Barbara fell to UC Irvine by the final score of 77-73 in the Thunderdome.
  • Gauchos Host Last Home Stand with UC Irvine, UC Davis
    February 26, 2014
    Gauchos Host Last Home Stand with UC Irvine, UC Davis The Gauchos are coming off a weekend when they fell at UC Riverside and evened the season series at Cal State Fullerton. UCSB took a 24-19 lead at halftime after holding Riverside to an abysmal 22.2 percent shooting clip. The Highlanders would rally in the second half with 48 points en route to their 67-57 victory. The Gauchos shook off the loss by downing Cal State Fullerton 64-54 two nights later. Nicole Nesbit led the scoring effort with 19 points, while Clair Watkins recorded her first career double double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.
  • UCSB Women's Basketball to Host Play 4Kay Game Saturday
    February 25, 2014
    UCSB Women's Basketball to Host Play 4Kay Game Saturday SANTA BARBARA, Calif.– The UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball team will host their annual Play 4Kay game on Saturday against UC Davis to help raise breast cancer awareness. Each Gaucho women's basketball player will decorate and wear a special pink warm-up shirt that will be available for purchase through a silent auction with the proceeds going towards cancer research. During the game, 10 percent of all purchases made at the Gaucho Shop will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
  • Watkins Records Double Double, Zornig Hits 1000 in 64-54 Victory at Fullerton
    February 23, 2014
    Watkins Records Double Double, Zornig Hits 1000 in 64-54 Victory at Fullerton FULLERTON, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara opened the game with a 9-0 run and never looked back en route to a 64-54 victory over Cal State Fullerton in Titan Gym.
  • Riverside's Second Half Surge Downs UCSB 67-57
    February 21, 2014
    Riverside's Second Half Surge Downs UCSB 67-57 RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Despite holding UC Riverside to 22 percent shooting in the first half, UC Santa Barbara saw the Highlanders erupt with 48 second-half points in taking the 67-57 decision.
  • Gauchos Eye Season Sweep at UC Riverside,Visit Cal State Fullerton
    February 19, 2014
    Gauchos Eye Season Sweep at UC Riverside,Visit Cal State Fullerton Last week, the Gauchos put up a 80-69 win over Long Beach State before falling at Cal State Northridge 78-54. The 80-point output was the most by the Gauchos this season, and the most since UCSB dropped 84 points on Pacific in the 2012 Big West Tournament semifinals. Over the weekend, the Gauchos were led by Melissa Zornig who averaged 19.5 points and nine rebounds which garnered her a Big West Player of the week nomination.
  • Zornig's Double Double Not Enough at CSUN, UCSB Falls 78-54
    February 15, 2014
    Zornig's Double Double Not Enough at CSUN, UCSB Falls 78-54 NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – Despite Melissa Zornig’s first career double double, UC Santa Barbara suffered a 78-54 loss to Cal State Northridge in the Matadome on Saturday.
  • UCSB Scores Season-High 80 Points in Win Over Long Beach State
    February 14, 2014
    UCSB Scores Season-High 80 Points in Win Over Long Beach State SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – After forcing Long Beach Stat into 22 turnovers, UC Santa Barbara scored a season-high 80 points to trump Long Beach State’s 69 in a convincing victory at the Thunderdome.
  • Gauchos Host Long Beach State, Visit Cal State Northridge
    February 11, 2014
    Gauchos Host Long Beach State, Visit Cal State Northridge The Gauchos will be looking to build off a narrow 63-60 defeat to Hawai’i as they begin the second round of Big West play this week. Against the Rainbow Wahine, Melissa Zornig led the Gauchos with 16 points (7-14), which helped the team garner a six-point lead with 13 minutes left. UCSB held on to the lead until the 2:32 mark, as Hawai’i was able to close the game out at the free throw line.
  • UCSB Invite Fathers & Daughters to Thursday's Long Beach State Game
    February 11, 2014
    UCSB Invite Fathers & Daughters to Thursday's Long Beach State Game With love in the air, UCSB Athletics would like to welcome all fathers & daughters to the Thunderdome on Thursday for Father/Daughter Night. UCSB Women’s basketball takes on Big West rival Long Beach State on the eve of Valentine’s Day at 7 p.m., creating the perfect opportunity for a Father/Daughter date night. Fathers, don’t pass on the chance to bond with your daughter at a Gaucho ball game. Get great seats, take a picture or two with Olé, and spend a wonderful night with your special little someone. To get tickets for your special night call 805-893-UCSB (8272) or click here.
  • UCSB Takes Hawaii to Final Seconds but Falls 63-60
    February 07, 2014
    UCSB Takes Hawaii to Final Seconds but Falls 63-60 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – In their tightest battle since the start of Big West play, UC Santa Barbara fell just three points short to Hawai’i in the 63-60 final at the Thunderdome on Thursday night.
  • UCSB to Close First Round of Big West Schedule with Hawai’i
    February 04, 2014
    UCSB to Close First Round of Big West Schedule with Hawai’i UCSB returns to the Thunderdome after dropping back-to-back contests last week. First, the Gauchos took on UC Irvine where they lost 77-60 and went on to lose at UC Davis 82-70. Melissa Zornig led the team in both games with 12 points and 14 points, respectively. The senior also pulled down eight rebounds against the Aggies for another team-high mark. UCSB finds itself in eighth place with a 1-6 conference record and one game ahead of UC Riverside which is still in search of its first Big West victory.
  • Gauchos Drop Physical Matchup to Davis 82-70
    February 01, 2014
    Gauchos Drop Physical Matchup to Davis 82-70 DAVIS, Calif. – After an energetic start, UC Santa Barbara trailed only by one point entering halftime, but a 17-8 UC Davis run in the second half put the Gauchos behind in the 82-70 final score.
  • UCSB Drops 77-60 Decision at UC Irvine
    January 31, 2014
    UCSB Drops 77-60 Decision at UC Irvine IRVINE, Calif. – After capitalizing on UC Irvine’s early turnovers, UC Santa Barbara was unable to keep up with the Anteaters’s second half scoring in the 77-60 loss.
  • UCSB Embark on Road Trip to Irvine, Davis
    January 29, 2014
    UCSB Embark on Road Trip to Irvine, Davis Last week, UCSB picked up its first conference win of the year after a dominant 74-61 display over UC Riverside. In addition to outrebounding the Highlanders 55-30, the Gauchos had a pair of standout performances from Nicole Nesbit, who finished with a game-high 20 point, and Jasmine Ware, who recorded her first career double-double with personal-best marks of 12 points and 11 rebounds. Against Cal State Fullerton, UCSB held a 10-point lead at halftime but were outscored 44-29 in the final 20 minutes. The Titans scored netted 10 three-pointers, including six in the second half, to take the 67-62 victory.
  • Gauchos Fall 67-62 After Fullerton's Second Half Comeback
    January 25, 2014
    Gauchos Fall 67-62 After Fullerton's Second Half Comeback SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara held a 10-point lead at halftime, but Cal State Fullerton put up 44 in the second half to take the 67-62 win in the Thunderdome.
  • Gauchos Dominate the Boards, Trounce Riverside 74-61
    January 24, 2014
    Gauchos Dominate the Boards, Trounce Riverside 74-61 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – In what was a tight matchup, UC Santa Barbara ran away with the 74-61 win over UC Riverside after firing off a 12 unanswered points in the second half in the Thunderdome.
  • UCSB Continues Home Stand with UC Riverside, Cal State Fullerton
    January 22, 2014
    UCSB Continues Home Stand with UC Riverside, Cal State Fullerton UCSB lost a pair of Big West matchups last week after visiting Long Beach State and hosting Cal State Northridge. The 49ers outpaced the Gauchos 72-53 after taking a 12-2 run to open the second half. Destini Mason flirted with a double double that night, scoring 17 points and pulling down nine rebounds. Later in the week, UCSB fell to CSUN 64-46 in its Big West home opener. Nicole Nesbit finished the game with a team-high 13 points and a career-best tying six rebounds.
  • Gauchos Could Not Keep Up with CSUN in 64-46 Loss
    January 18, 2014
    Gauchos Could Not Keep Up with CSUN in 64-46 Loss SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara led early, but the team could not hold back the Cal State Northridge offense in the second half as they lost 64-46 in the Thunderdome.
  • UCSB Falls in Long Beach 72-53
    January 17, 2014
    UCSB Falls in Long Beach 72-53 LONG BEACH, Calif. – After a close battle in the first half, Long Beach State opened the second with a 12-2 run, keeping UC Santa Barbara behind until the final buzzer. UCSB fell 72-53 for its third straight loss, including its second in Big West play.
  • UCSB to Visit Long Beach St, Hosts CSUN
    January 15, 2014
    UCSB to Visit Long Beach St, Hosts CSUN Last Saturday, the Gauchos opened Big West play at Cal Poly where they fell 88-70. UCSB was led by Destini Mason’s career-high 24 points en route to the team’s highest scoring performance against their rival since the 2010-11 season when the Gauchos scored 78 points. UCSB has dropped the past six games in the series.
  • Mason Scores Career-High, but Cal Poly Takes Game 88-70
    January 11, 2014
    Mason Scores Career-High, but Cal Poly Takes Game 88-70 SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.– UC Santa Barbara kept the first half close, but Cal Poly ran away with the game in the second to finish with the 88-70 win in front of a rowdy home crowd.
  • UCSB Opens Big West Play at Cal Poly
    January 09, 2014
    UCSB Opens Big West Play at Cal Poly Nearly two weeks ago, the Gauchos wrapped up their nonconference schedule in Salt Lake City where they fell to Utah 66-57. Just two days before, though, UCSB rallied back from 19 points down to beat Seattle in the Thunderdome 78-75. In that game, Nicole Nesbit led the team with 24 points, while she and the two other seniors combined for 55. The Gauchos’ point total was the highest recorded in a winning effort this season.
  • Nesbit's 23 Points Not Enough to Overcome Utah, Gauchos Fall 66-57
    December 31, 2013
    Nesbit's 23 Points Not Enough to Overcome Utah, Gauchos Fall 66-57 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Nicole Nesbit’s game-high 23 points were not enough to down Utah on the road, as UCSB concluded nonconference play with a 66-57 loss on Monday night.
  • UCSB Rallies Back from 19 Down in 78-75 Win Over Seattle
    December 28, 2013
    UCSB Rallies Back from 19 Down in 78-75 Win Over Seattle SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Gauchos rallied back from a 19-point deficit to defeat Seattle 78-75 in a thrilling comeback victory. UCSB snapped a four game losing streak and also picked up its first win at the Thunderdome since Nov. 26.
  • UCSB Hosts Seattle, Visits Utah this Week
    December 27, 2013
    UCSB Hosts Seattle, Visits Utah this Week The Gauchos will host their final home game of the 2013 calendar year on Saturady against Seattle. The team will look to end a season-high four game losing streak while also seeking its first win in the Thunderdome since Nov. 26. After that match up, the team will embark on a three-game road starting in Utah on Dec. 30.
  • UCSB Falls Short to Nevada 77-66
    December 21, 2013
    UCSB Falls Short to Nevada 77-66 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Nevada’s second half scoring frenzy outpaced UC Santa Barbara,as the Gauchos fell in the 77-66 on Saturday afternoon in the Thunderdome.
  • Nesbit Reaches Career 1,000 in 81-70 Loss to Utah State
    December 20, 2013
    Nesbit Reaches Career 1,000 in 81-70 Loss to Utah State SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Nicole Nesbit etched her name in the UCSB record book as she joined the 1,000-point club after scoring 11 points on Thursday night in the Thunderdome. However, the celebration for the Gauchos was subdued because of the 81-70 loss to Utah State.
  • Watkins Joins Gauchos, to Play Tomorrow Against Nevada
    December 20, 2013
    Watkins Joins Gauchos, to Play Tomorrow Against Nevada SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Christmas came early this year for the Gauchos as Clair Watkins was cleared by the NCAA to play for the team starting this Saturday, the team announced on Friday.
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