Basketball will officially make its return this Sunday when the UCSB women’s basketball team tips off its exhibition matchup versus Cal State Los Angeles in the Thunderdome.

Helping guide UCSB in its reintroduction to tournament play last season was Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson and her newly constructed coaching staff. The team concluded the 2015-16 season 12-20 overall and 8-8 in the Big West.

This season, the Gauchos are expected to finish in fourth place in the Big West standings according to the coaches’ poll, receiving one first-place vote. They remain an underdog in the media poll results, coming in seventh place with no first-place votes.

Sunday’s exhibition game will begin at 5 p.m. at the Thunderdome.