Basketball

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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UCSB Women Take Down Tigers

UCSB women’s basketball team defeated the University of Pacific 56-47 on Saturday at the Thunderdome.
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Gauchos Falter in Second Half v. UC Davis

The UCSB women’s basketball team lost its conference home opener to UC Davis on Thursday night 63-55, dropping its record to 7-7 (1-1 in conference) for the season.
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UCSB Takes Care of Aggies

Junior guard Orlando Johnson found his stroke on Thursday night, scoring 16 points in the second half on the way to a game-leading 21 points on 7-15 shooting in the Gauchos’ 77-65 victory at UC Dav...
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’Chos Play First Big West Home Game

It has been a tale of two seasons for the UCSB women’s basketball team. After a slow start to the year, the Gauchos have managed to win seven of their last nine games, setting up their first home co...
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Gauchos Set Sights for Top of Big West

The UCSB men’s basketball team, predicted to finish first in the conference in a preseason poll of Big West coaches, might have the talent to not only make its second consecutive appearance in the N...
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Speace’s Pieces: Kobe and the Lakerettes

Kobe will always be Kobe. Whether Phil Jackson likes it or not, Kobe is always going to hoist up shots when he decides that the win is slipping from the Lakers’ grasp.
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Sports Briefs

Men’s Basketball After upsetting #22 UNLV in Vegas 68-62 on Dec. 15, the Gauchos (7-5 overall) went 2-2 in their remaining games over Winter Break, with wins against Cal Baptist and Fresno Pacif...
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Gauchos Catch Fire Over Holiday Break

While most students relaxed this holiday season, UCSB women’s basketball was hard at work.
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Duo Shoots 34 Percent in Gaucho Loss to Undefeated SDSU

After upsetting #22 UNLV on Thursday, the UCSB men's basketball team was unable to contain #10 SDSU at the Viejas Center in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday night.
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Gauchos Take Down #22 UNLV for Third Straight Victory

After Justin Joyner made his second consecutive three pointer from the right corner early in the second half, he knew his team had what it takes to beat #22 UNLV.
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Nunnally’s 29 Leads Gauchos to Second Straight Home Win

The UCSB men's basketball team brought its record back to .500 on Wednesday night at the Thunderdome, defeating Loyola Marymount 77-67 after shooting 68 percent from the field in the second half.
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Gauchos Struggle in Pair of Weekend Losses

It was an emotionally draining weekend for the UCSB women’s basketball team as they lost to Portland State 69-66 in overtime on Thursday, followed by Saturday’s 64-63 loss to Idaho in double overt...
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