• Basketball Season Tickets on Sale! Buy Early and Save!
    July 25, 2012
    UC Santa Barbara is pleased and excited to announce that men’s and women’s basketball season tickets are now on sale with several outstanding and affordable packages available. And with discounted “Early Bird” specials for both teams, the time to act is now.
  • Orlando Johnson Drafted by Sacto With 36th Pick, Traded to Indy and Will Join Brian Shaw
    June 29, 2012
    Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara’s all-time leading scorer and one of the greatest players in school history, was drafted with the 36th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and quickly traded to the Indian Pacers on Thursday evening.
  • Orlando Johnson got groomed for NBA Draft
    June 28, 2012
    On the eve of the NBA Draft - a day that Orlando Johnson admits to having anticipated ever since he got big enough to reach a 10-foot rim with a basketball - UCSB's all-time leading scorer visited a barber.
  • A reach to touch the NBA
    June 14, 2012
    Greg Somogyi was already 7 foot and 3 inches tall when he arrived at UCSB in 2008, but his view from up there will be very different when he walks graduation on Sunday.
  • Gaucho Basketball Announces 2012 Team, Elite Camps
    May 09, 2012
    The UCSB men's basketball program will host a pair of youth camps during the summer of 2012, including its first ever Elite Camp, the program announced Wednesday.
  • UCSB Signs Fifth Prep Star to National Letter of Intent
    April 12, 2012
    Aamahd Walker, a talented and explosive 6-foot-2 guard from Culver City High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at UC Santa Barbara, head coach Bob Williams announced Thursday.
  • Bob Williams Talks NCAA Tournament With Travis Rodgers
    March 23, 2012
    UCSB basketball coach Bob Williams analyzes the NCAA Tournament with former Gaucho baseball player and current YAHOO! Sports Radio personality Travis Rodgers. To listen to the latest interview, click here.
  • Gauchos Battle Back But Can't Overcome Idaho in First Round of CIT, 86-83
    March 15, 2012
    UC Santa Barbara’s season ended on Wednesday night, but the Gauchos didn’t go down without a fight as they came from 17 points behind to get within one before losing 86-83 at Idaho in the first round of the CollegeInsder.com Tournament.
  • Gauchos Make Third Straight Postseason Appearance, Travel to Idaho Wednesday for CIT
    March 12, 2012
    UC Santa Barbara will play in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament for the first time when it travels to the University of Idaho on Wednesday night. The Gauchos will be making their third consecutive postseason appearance and their fourth in the last five seasons.
  • UCSB Loses to Long Beach in Big West Final, 77-64
    March 11, 2012
    Tournament MVP Casper Ware scored 33 points and handed out six assists Saturday night at the Honda Center to lead No. 1 seed Long Beach State to a 77-64 victory over No. 3 seed UC Santa Barbara for the championship of the Big West Conference Tournament and an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
  • UCSB Will Travel to Idaho for College Insider Tournament Wednesday
    March 11, 2012
    The UC Santa Barbara men's basketball team has accepted an invitation to play in the postseason College Insider Tournament on Wednesday at the University of Idaho, it was announced on Sunday.
  • Gauchos Top Rival Cal Poly 64-52, Advance to Third Straight Big West Championship Game
    March 10, 2012
    Orlando Johnson scored 20 points and James Nunnally had 13 as No. 3-seeded UC Santa Barbara pulled away in the last five minutes for a 64-52 win over Cal Poly Friday night in the second semifinal game of the Big West Conference Tournament.
  • UCSB Blows Past Pacific in Big West Tournament Opener, 72-52
    March 08, 2012
    UC Santa Barbara ended the first half on a 13-3 run and began the second with an 8-0 surge to blow open a close game en route to a 72-52 win in a quarterfinal contest in the Big West Tournament at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday.
  • UCSB Opens Defense of Big West Tournament Championship Thursday Against Pacific
    March 07, 2012
    C Santa Barbara has won each of the last two Big West Tournament championships and advanced to two consecutive NCAA Tournaments. In 2010, the Gauchos entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and held up their end of the bargain, defeating UC Davis and Long Beach State to win their first title since 2002.
  • Gaucho Basketball Attendance Hits Highest Mark in 17 Years
    March 06, 2012
    The UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball program recorded its highest average attendance and highest total attendance in 17 years in 2011-12, it was announced Tuesday.
  • Johnson Earns Third First Team All-Big West Honor, Nunnally Named Second Team
    March 05, 2012
    UC Santa Barbara's Orlando Johnson was named First Team All-Big West Conference for the third straight season and teammate James Nunnally was selected second team all-conference it was announced Monday.
  • Seniors Have Night to Remember as Gauchos Blast UC Davis, 90-43
    March 04, 2012
    Fittingly, on Senior Night at UC Santa Barbara, all five seniors were in the starting lineup for the first time this season. Even more fittingly, the five led the Gauchos to a resounding 90-43 win over visiting UC Davis on Saturday night. They have now won three in a row and six of the last seven.
  • Nunnally, Johnson Lead Big Second Half as Gauchos Drop Pacific, 76-61
    March 02, 2012
    James Nunnally scored a season-high 28 points and had a career-high eight assists with no turnovers and Orlando Johnson had 24 points and nine rebounds as UC Santa Barbara defeated visiting Pacific on Thursday night, 76-61.
  • UCSB Salutes Five Seniors in Saturday's Home Finale Against UC Davis
    March 02, 2012
    UC Santa Barbara will play its final game of the 2011-12 regular season on Saturday night at the Thunderdome. The Gauchos, who will have closed the season with three straight home games, will host UC Davis to finish things off. The tip-off for the game against the Aggies is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
  • UCSB Plays Final Two Games at Home, Looks to Secure No. 2 Seed in League Tourney
    February 29, 2012
    UC Santa Barbara will remain at home for its final two games of the 2011-12 regular season. The Gauchos, who played just their second home game in 35 days on Feb. 25 against Cal Poly, will host Pacific on Thursday, Mar. 1 and UC Davis on Saturday, Mar. 3. Both games will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. in the Thunderdome.
  • Johnson Breaks UCSB Career Scoring Record, Gauchos Top Cal Poly, 68-60
    February 26, 2012
    Orlando Johnson scored 16 points and became UC Santa Barbara’s all-time leading scorer on Saturday night as the Gauchos defeated visiting Cal Poly, 68-60. James Nunnally led UCSB with 20 points.
  • Gauchos Start Home Stretch With Cal Poly on ESPNU Saturday
    February 24, 2012
    With all deference to Thomas Wolfe, you can go home again. After playing seven of its last eight games on the road, a period that spanned 34 days, the UC Santa Barbara basketball team will return home for its final three regular season games of the 2011-12 season.
  • Johnson Closes to Within Three of UCSB Scoring Mark, Gauchos Lose at Long Beach State
    February 23, 2012
    Casper Ware scored 16 points to lead first-place Long Beach State past UC Santa Barbara in a Big West game Wednesday night, 70-58. Orlando Johnson led the Gauchos with 20 points, closing to with three points of the program’s all-time record. He now has 1,694.
  • UCSB Travels to Long Beach State for ESPN2 Showdown Wednesday
    February 21, 2012
    UC Santa Barbara travels to Long Beach State on Wednesday night for its final regular season road game of the 2011-12 season. The match-up of the two teams that have played in each of the last two Big West Tournament championship games, will be the seventh road game in the last eight overall for UCSB.
  • Johnson Earns Sixth Big West Player of the Week Honor
    February 20, 2012
    UC Santa Barbara senior guard Orlando Johnson was named Big West Player of the Week on Monday. Last week, Johnson paced the Gauchos to road wins at UC Irvine and Utah State.
  • Nunnally's Double-Double Leads UCSB Win at Utah State, 72-64
    February 19, 2012
    James Nunnally had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Orlando Johnson added 22 points and UC Santa Barbara took advantage of two pivotal plays, winning at Utah State for the first time since 1999, 72-64. The game was part of the Sears BracketBuster series.
  • UCSB Travels to Utah State Saturday to Open Final Road Stretch of Season
    February 17, 2012
    UC Santa Barbara travels to Logan, Utah on Saturday for a Sears BracketBuster game against Utah State. The Gauchos-Aggies tilt has been picked up by ESPN3 and ESPN Fullcourt.
  • Alan Williams: A Great Example
    February 17, 2012
    Freshman forward Alan Williams was supposed to be a bit player for this year’s UC Santa Barbara basketball team. He would pick-up minutes where he could, maybe three or four at a time, do what he could in those short spurts, and then return to his place on the bench.
  • Gauchos Blow Past UC Irvine, 85-62
    February 16, 2012
    Orlando Johnson scored 25 points and added 10 rebounds and Kyle Boswell had career-highs with 19 points and five three-point baskets as visiting UC Santa Barbara crushed UC Irvine on Wednesday night, 85-62.
  • UCSB Begins Final Road Stretch Wednesday at UC Irvine
    February 14, 2012
    Because of Sears BracketBuster weekend, UC Santa Barbara, and most of the Big West for that matter, will play a Wednesday-Saturday schedule this week. The Gauchos will play at UC Irvine on Wednesday before returning home for a few hours. They will then turnaround and leave late Thursday for Logan, Utah where they will play at Utah State in a Sears BracketBuster game on Saturday, Feb. 18.
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