Basketball

Gauchos Face Gaels in Home Opener

After a rough start to the season last weekend, UCSB women’s basketball hopes to rebound Thursday in their home opener against St. Mary’s. “We want to get back on the floor,” junior guard Dest...
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Gauchos Trample Broncos 89-56

The UCSB men’s basketball team walked away from the Thunderdome Tuesday night with a convincing 89-56 thrashing over visiting Santa Clara, dominating the Broncos from beginning to end. “I am extre...
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Gauchos Host Santa Clara in T-Dome

The UCSB men’s basketball team will face its first Division I opponent Tuesday night when the team hosts visiting Santa Clara in a nonconference game. “We are looking forward to coming out and try...
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Gaucho Offense Rolls Past Chapman

On Friday night in the Thunderdome, the opening tip went up for grabs and the UCSB men’s basketball team caught fire offensively. Behind a lights-out 58 percent shooting performance, the Gauchos ope...
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UCSB Goes Winless in Road Openers

Beginning their season on the road, the UCSB women’s basketball team dropped their first two games 60-55 to Seattle and 65-51 to Portland State. “Obviously it’s disappointing,” senior guard Em...
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Locked Out and Down: The NBA’s Plight

As you probably know, the NBA is currently in a lockout over a dispute regarding a collective bargaining agreement between the players and owners. Although there continues to be much attention on the ...
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UCSB Buries S.F. State in Exhibition Opener

Basketball is back in the Thunderdome. In front of a large and eager home crowd, the UCSB men’s basketball team opened its season with a 67-51 exhibition win over visiting San Francisco State Saturd...
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Mitchell & Co. Get First Win of Season

UCSB won their first game of the year 62-58 against Vanguard in thrilling fashion, although as an exhibition match, it won’t count in their record. “I’m excited [with] the way the kids found a w...
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Gauchos Open Up Season With Exhibition Game At Home

The UCSB men’s basketball team will open up its 2011-2012 campaign Saturday night when it hosts San Francisco State in an exhibition game. The two-time defending Big West tournament champion Gauchos...
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Red, White & Blue (and Gold)

For three years, Emilie Johnson has sported a blue and gold Gaucho jersey. A few months ago, she had the opportunity to wear the coveted red, white and blue for the first time while competing for Team...
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UCSB Opens Season With Exhibition

With a new coach at the helm, the UCSB women’s basketball team begins its season tonight with an exhibition game against Vanguard College at the Thunderdome. The defending Big West regular season co...
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Gauchos Tour Canada in Offseason

Although the UCSB men’s basketball team doesn’t officially open its season until November, the two-time defending Big West Tournament champions have had a busy offseason,  going 4-1 in an offseas...
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Gauchos Name New Head Coach

UCSB Director of Athletics Mark Massari announced at a press conference Thursday morning that Carlene Mitchell — who has spent the last ten years at Rutgers — will take over as the head coach of t...
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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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