Basketball

Gauchos Win on Buzzer Beater

The Blue-Green Rivalry might need a better name. Junior forward James Nunnally hit a running floater off the backboard at the buzzer and junior guard Orlando Johnson scored a game-high 24 points to be...
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Gauchos Hit the Road to Face Mustangs

The last time the UCSB men’s basketball team played Cal Poly at Mott Gymnasium in San Luis Obispo, the team lost 60-57 after the Mustangs made a layup and hit two free throws in the final 30 seconds...
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Gauchos Host Cal Poly in Rivalry Game

The Blue-Green rivalry is set to kick off on Thursday when the UCSB women’s basketball team hosts Cal Poly at the Thunderdome. Leading the all-time series 50-15, the Gauchos hope to continue their w...
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UCSB Destroys Titans in Record Victory

After a 33-point loss Saturday at UC Riverside, UCSB women’s basketball responded in a big way at home against Fullerton. The Gauchos used a balanced offensive attack and pressure defense on their w...
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‘Chos Face Fullerton at Home

Coming off a disappointing 81-48 loss at the hands of Riverside, UCSB women’s basketball is looking to rebound in a big way when they take on Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at the Thunderdome.
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Gauchos Look for Third Straight

After winning its last two games, the UCSB men’s basketball team looks to be hitting its stride heading into Saturday night’s Big West matchup at Cal State Fullerton.
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UCSB Stumbles on Road Against UCR

A slow start doomed the UCSB women’s basketball team on Saturday night in an 81-48 loss at UC Riverside. The Highlanders used a 21-point scoring streak to take a 27-2 lead while the Gauchos were nev...
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Johnson Drops 28 in Second Straight Win

After a relentless first-half attack and another dominant scoring effort from junior guard Orlando Johnson, the UCSB men’s basketball team never let UC Riverside get within striking distance in a 64...
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Gauchos Use Strong First Half to Take Down Highlanders

Gaucho men’s basketball rode another 40-point performance from its two highest scorers on Saturday to a victory over Big West foes UC Riverside.
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UCSB Upsets Irvine

On the road facing Big West-leading UC Irvine, the UCSB women’s basketball team stepped up big on Thursday with an important 69-58 victory over the Anteaters.
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Johnson, Nunnally Score 44 in Big West Win

The UCSB men’s basketball team might have found yet another option at guard in its 6’10” senior forward Jon Pastorek.
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Transfer Finds Family in Gaucho Gold

For senior forward Mekia Valentine, the UCSB women’s basketball team has been more than just a team. It has been a family. And for the Gauchos, Valentine has been more than an average player; she ha...
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The Seventh Weekly Photo of the Week: “Basketball is a Contact Sport”

Sports have referees to reduce violence in sports. Every once in awhile, they do a halfway decent job. Aside from each referee’s (in)ability to call fouls consistently, the simple fact of their pres...
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UCSB Drops Conference Game to Pacific on Last-Second Three

Junior guard Orlando Johnson scored 27 points — 20 in the second half — against the Pacific on Saturday night, but the Tigers escaped with a 57-54 victory thanks to a three-pointer by Pat Eveland ...
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Bench Scores 23 in Big West Win Over Tigers

On a night when senior forward Mekia Valentine moved to second all-time in career blocks, the UCSB women’s basketball team defeated the University of Pacific 56-47 on Saturday at the Thunderdome.
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