Long Beach State vs. UC Santa Barbara: What we learned

Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara has become one of the best rivalries the Big West has seen in recent years. The two teams met in the conference tournament championship three years in a row earlier in the decade. The rivalry was renewed Thursday night inside The Thunderdome on the campus of UCSB. Despite being without leading scorer and rebounder Alan Williams, UCSB came away...
Via Fox Sports West
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

College Basketball: 10 Potential Mid-Major Bracket Busters

We are still early in the 2014-2015 season, and most leagues have not even started conference play yet, but it is already time to talk about one of the best parts of the NCAA tournament: bracket busters. Although the lines separating low-majors, mid-majors and high-majors get blurrier and blurrier every year (the packs might begin to separate again with the new Power 5 structure...
Via The Student Section
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Big West Tournament: UCSB stunned; LBSU defeats CSUF in first round

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The month of March brings Madness and in Thursday's opening round of the Big West Championship Tournament, the first game of the day at the Honda Center left UC Santa Barbara a little more than mad. In what can only be described as a stunning upset, No. 2 seed UCSB was blown out 69-38 by rival Cal Poly, the No. 7 seed in Anaheim this week. It was quite possibly...
Via Fox Sports West
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara defeats UC Davis 84-65

Alan Williams scored 27 points and clocked in a career-high 20 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara in a decisive 84-65 victory over UC Davis on Saturday night. Williams went 11 of 16 from the floor and racked up 10 points and 12 rebounds by the end of the first half for the Gauchos (14-6, 5-2 Big West). Corey Hawkins' layup put UC Davis ahead with the first basket of the game, but...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara romps past UC Irvine, 80-60

Alan Williams pumped in 26 points as UC Santa Barbara romped past UC Irvine, 80-60 Thursday night. The Gauchos built a 10-point lead in the first half, then padded it down the stretch to pull even with the Anteaters atop the Big West Conference standings at 4-2. UC Santa Barbara started the game on a 13-0 run, capped by Zalmico Harmon's 3-pointer three minutes into the game. Williams...
Via Associated Press
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Alan Williams turning heads in Big West

It didn't take Alan Williams' father Cody long to see that his son did not exactly have the body type of a power forward like he did. The former Sooner basketball player had started his son young -- he was barely older than a toddler when he was teaching Alan and his brother footwork, shooting and even post play. He caught on quick and his father's instincts were correct: Williams...
Via Fox Sports West
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara tops Long Beach State 64-51

Alan Williams scored 12 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 64-51 victory over Long Beach State Thursday night. Williams, who came into the game ranked third in the nation in points per game (24.3) and sixth in rebounds per game (11.1), has scored in double figures every game he's played this season and now has seven double-doubles in 13 games. UCSB...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara defeats South Dakota State 83-64

Alan Williams filled up the box score with a career-high 39 points to go along with eight blocks and nine rebounds as UC Santa Barbara defeated South Dakota State on Friday night 83-64. The Gauchos (3-2) took over after the break, as they scored 51 second half points after only leading by two in a low scoring first half 32-30. Williams went 10-of-12 from the field in the second...
Via Associated Press
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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