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Nexus Sports Editors Say Their Goodbyes

When ESPN’s Jim Rome visited our campus on Alumni Weekend at the beginning of the month, Mark and I were invited to his reception at the Intercollegiate Athletics Building.
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UCSB Brings In 2011-12 Recruiting Class

It’s no secret that the basketball recruiting process is different for mid-major schools like UCSB, which offer fewer scholarships and less national exposure than their high-major counterparts in po...
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Hoop Dreams: Words Hurt — An Untimely Look at NBA Fines

Phil Jackson was fined $35,000 for his verbal criticism of the officiating during the Mavs’ sweep of the Lakers. For the elbow to Maverick guard JJ Barea’s ribs, Laker center Andrew Bynum was fine...
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Hoop Dreams: Ravi’s Response, Black Mamba Style

There’s no denying the athletic talent of LeBron James. But a comparison of “who’s better?” between James and Kobe Bryant requires a higher level of scrutiny than an examination of their athle...
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O.J. To Return for Senior Season

Men’s basketball Head Coach Bob Williams told his star guard Orlando Johnson to consider the NBA back in September. “I recommended it,” he said. “[I told him,] ‘if you had a good year, you s...
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Hoop Dreams: Tweet Inspirations — LeBron and Blake

This week’s Tweet of the Week: Dmoses3 [April 19]: “The dude just said Blake griffin will win a championship before lebron, case in point why Ravi Bhatia needs to write about women’s basketb...
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Hoop Dreams: Hollinger’s PER Far From a ‘Total Stat’

John Hollinger’s Player Efficiency Rating pissed me off more when it was used to prove LeBron was better than Kobe a few years back.
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Hoop Dreams: The Motherlist of All NBA Lists

I just want to confirm a few things in the NBA that nobody can agree on. This is meant to be the be-all end-all of NBA basketball lists, as the league stands in 2011. Any opinions that sway from the f...
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Gauchos Headed to the Big Dance

ANAHEIM, CA – Ten days ago, the #5 UCSB men’s basketball team was 7-8 in conference play. It had lost three straight games heading into its last game of the season against Cal Poly, and its season...
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Gauchos Beat Northridge, Face LBSU in Big West Championship

ANAHEIM, CA – The UCSB men’s basketball team plowed through another tournament game on Friday night, crushing Cal State Northridge 83-63 in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament at the Honda C...
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Gauchos Beat Pacific, Advance to Semis Against Cal State Northridge

ANAHEIM, Calif. — UCSB avenged its two regular-season losses to Pacific on Thursday afternoon, hitting 11 of its 18 three-point attempts and shooting just under 71 percent in the second half to beat...
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‘Chos Host Rivals in Finale

The UCSB men’s basketball team was outscored by 32 total points in the second half in its last two games. It has lost three games in a row. The team is in fifth place in the Big West with a 7-8 conf...
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’Chos Look to Start New Streak at Home

In preparation for tonight’s home game against Cal State Fullerton, the members of the UCSB men’s basketball team spent time in practice yesterday rolling around on the floor, occasionally groanin...
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Gauchos Take Down Aggies in OT

Junior guard Orlando Johnson scored a career-high 39 points and junior forward James Nunnally added 23 of his own in the UCSB men’s basketball team’s 93-86 overtime win over UC Davis at the Thunde...
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Gauchos Break Two-Game Slide With Win In OT

Junior guard Orlando Johnson scored a career-high 39 points and junior forward James Nunnally added 23 of his own on 10-12 shooting in the UCSB men's basketball team's 93-86 overtime win at the Thunde...
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