Basketball

Valentine Drafted to WNBA

After an accolade-filled two-year career at UCSB, senior forward Mekia Valentine’s dominance on the court has captured the attention of the WNBA. The New York Liberty drafted Valentine in the third ...
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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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Lowly Tigers Shock UCSB in First Round of Big West Women’s Tourney

The UCSB women’s basketball team’s hopes of a postseason berth were shattered on Tuesday night after being upset at home 49-45 by Pacific in the first round of the Big West tournament. UCSB, the s...
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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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UCSB Hits the Road for Blue-Green Game

With a regular season conference title on the line, the Blue-Green rivalry game just became a lot more interesting. The UCSB women’s basketball team will travel to rival Cal Poly on Saturday, in per...
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Sports Briefs: Men’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball

The #3 Gaucho men’s volleyball team took out #15 Pacific on Friday by a score of 3-1, before losing in five games to defending national champion Stanford the next day.
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Gauchos Handle Northridge at Home

The UCSB women’s basketball team defeated visiting Northridge 71-52 as it honored the squad’s seniors by continuing its six-game winning streak. Senior forwards Mekia Valentine and Margaret Johnso...
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Gauchos Overcome Illness to Thwart ’49ers

After trailing for most of the game, the UCSB women’s basketball team was able to overcome Long Beach State’s defensive pressure on the way to a 74-70 home victory last night.
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Gauchos Host Long Beach Tonight

A regular season conference title is within reach for UCSB women’s basketball, but first the Gauchos need to take care of business at home against Long Beach tonight.
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Valentine Leads UCSB to Victory Over Seattle

The Gauchos withstood a tenacious rally from the Redhawks, defeating visiting Seattle University 67-57 in a nonconference match up and improving their record to 16-10 on the season. The game also mark...
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Gauchos Escape Fullerton With Victory

Against a Fullerton team determined to get revenge for a 37-point loss earlier this season, UCSB women’s basketball narrowly escaped Titan Gym on Thursday night with its 73-70 victory.
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Gauchos Hit the Road Against CSUF

“I’m hoping for the same level of energy and intensity that we had last time against them,” Head Coach Lindsay Gottlieb said. “We kick-started everything that went right for us on that day wit...
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Team Ousts Titans in Big West Rematch

Junior forward James Nunnally grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and senior point guard Justin Joyner added a collegiate-best 12 assists in the UCSB men’s basketball team’s 86-71 win over Cal State...
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