Basketball

Reigning NBA Champs Are Out

In the 2022 NBA playoffs, the underdogs have managed to climb out of the Western Conference while the Eastern Conference features the top two seeds. The Eastern Conference finals will be a matchup of ...
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Gauchos Miss Out on the March Madness

With the Gauchos being knocked out in the conference semi-finals in the Big West, it left them on the outside of March Madness. On the other hand, March Madness lived up to the name with many pets occ...
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Men’s Basketball Produces Upset Against Red Hot Long Beach State

Scoring came early from freshman guard Ajay Mitchell as he delivered 8 points and 3 steals in the first 13 minutes alongside an unstoppable senior forward Amadou Sow who put up 16 first-half points sh...
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UCSB’s Black Alumni Are Thriving in the NBA

Coming into UCSB out of Stockton, California, Vincent was stellar as a freshman, winning the 2015 Big West Freshman of the Year while averaging 10 points per game and shooting 42% from the field. The ...
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Men’s Basketball Has Love-Hate Relationship With Winning

UCSB carried their defensive and offensive prowess over in their drubbing of UCSD. After scoring a career-high 31 points against CSUN three games prior, Norris set a new career-high with 32 points in ...
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UCSB Men’s Basketball Gets First Big West Win but Cannot Start Win Streak

Senior center Amadou Sow was the second-highest scorer for the Gauchos with a total of 17 points. No other player for UCSB scored more than 7 points. The leading scorer for the Matadors was senior gua...
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UCSB Men’s Basketball Looks To Turn Around Sluggish Start to League Play

Freshman guard Cole Anderson led the team with 21 points off the bench, and senior guard Ajare Sanni led all UCSB starters with 12 points. Senior guard Damari Milstead led all Titans in scoring with 2...
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Women’s Basketball Carries 5-Game Winning Streak Into 2022

The Gauchos have managed to string together a 5-game win streak. During the streak, UC Santa Barbara has dominated their opponents, winning the games by no less than 8 points and beating Bethesda Univ...
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Men’s Basketball Begins Win Streak Before Christmas

After losing two games on the road, the UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team came back to the Thunderdome and was able to string together consecutive wins. The Gauchos’ victories against the Flo...
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UCSB Men’s Basketball Team Falls in Loss to Texas Arlington

Senior forward Amadou Sow continued his strong start to the season with a game-high 23 points while shooting an efficient 66.7% from the field. In addition, Sow was able to grab 7 rebounds, and junior...
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Dominate Opening Season Win for the Gauchos

The UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team opened the season 1-1 with a 119-65 home opening victory against the San Francisco State Gators and a 73-65 road loss against the Washington State Cougars....
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Tough Early Season Test for UCSB Basketball Team

The Gauchos look to bounce back on Saturday for a matinee affair with the Chicago State Cougars back at the Thunderdome. They look to replicate the same success they had in the season opener against S...
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USA Basketball faced unprecedented challenges at 2020 Olympics

At the 1992 Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain, NBA greats such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird helped lead the United States to a gold medal in the first appearance of professional ba...
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Gauchos Narrowly Fall to Creighton in First Round of NCAA Tournament

With the loss, the Gauchos finish the season with a 22-5 record, while Creighton will advance to face Ohio University on March 22.
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Gauchos Take On 5th-Seeded Bluejays in NCAA Tournament Showdown

While 12 vs. 5 upsets have been trendy in recent years, the Gauchos will certainly have their hands-full with an experienced and balanced Creighton squad
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