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Williams, UCSB beat Cal Poly, 54-50, in Big West tourney

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Alan Williams had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Michael Bryson hit two free throws with nine seconds left to help No. 2 seed UC Santa Barbara beat seventh-seeded Cal Poly 54-50 in the opening round of the Big West Conference tournament Thursday night. Bryson scored 14 and John Green added 11 for UCSB (19-12), which has won six in a row and will take on third...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara edges Cal Poly 64-56

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Alan Williams netted a double-double with 26 points and 19 rebounds as the University of California Santa Barbara beat Cal Poly 64-56 in the regular season finale for both teams. John Green added 11 points for the Gauchos (18-12, 11-5) who head to the Big West championship tournament in Anaheim on March 12. UC Santa Barbara took a 27-16 lead late in the...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara takes down Hawaii 98-90

HONOLULU (AP) Gabe Vincent scored a season-high 25 points and Michael Bryson added 22 to help UC Santa Barbara beat Hawaii 98-90 on Wednesday night. It was the most points Hawaii has allowed all season. UC Santa Barbara (17-12, 10-5 Big West) has won four straight and seven of its last eight to hold onto third place behind UC Irvine (17-11, 10-4) and UC Davis (22-5, 12-2). Alan...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Alan Williams leads UCSB over UC Irvine 54-51

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Alan Williams had 15 points and 15 rebounds Saturday night, and UC Santa Barbara beat UC Irvine 54-51. Zalmico Harmon's 3-pointer gave the Gauchos a 49-45 lead with 1:25 left - the first points in 4:57 for UCSB (16-12, 9-5 Big West). Travis Souza's 3-pointer pulled Irvine (17-11, 10-4) within 49-48. Williams made 1 of 2 free throws and DaJuan Smith added...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryson scores 20 to help UCSB knock off UC Davis, 74-60

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Michael Bryson scored 20 and Alan Williams had 15 points and 16 rebounds to help UC Santa Barbara knock off Big West Conference-leading UC Davis 74-60 on Thursday night. John Green added 15 points for UCSB (15-12, 8-5). Williams, who also had four assists, two steals and four blocked shots, moved into fifth on the school's career scoring list with 1,616...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara rolls to 69-54 win over CS Fullerton

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Gabe Vincent scored 19 points as UC Santa Barbara rolled to a 69-54 win over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night. Alan Williams added 15 points for the Gauchos (14-12, 7-5 Big West Conference). Michael Bryson had 14 points and DaJuan Smith chipped in eight. Vincent, Bryson, Smith and Mitch Brewe combined for a total of six 3-pointers during the first half...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryson leads UC Santa Barbara over CS Northridge 65-57

LOS ANGELES (AP) Michael Bryson was 5 of 7 from 3-point range with a season-high 26 points as UC Santa Barbara topped Cal State Northridge 65-57 Saturday night. Bryson's 3-pointer in the first minute of the second half tied it 34-all and sparked a 9-1 run that gave the Santa Barbara (13-11, 6-4 Big West) the lead for good. Northridge (6-21, 2-10) closed within 40-39 with 13:19 left...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryson leads UC Santa Barbara over Long Beach State 70-55

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Michael Bryson had 21 points and nine rebounds Thursday night and UC Santa Barbara closed with a burst to beat Long Beach State 70-55. Zalmico Harmon and Gabe Vincent hit back-to-back 3s and accounted for 10 straight points to spark Santa Barbara's 16-4 run in the final 4:30. Vincent finished with 13 points and John Green 10. UCSB (12-11, 5-4 Big West...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara stuns Hawaii with 13-point comeback, 75-74

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Michael Bryson gave UC Santa Barbara its first lead with 1:34 left, and Gabe Vincent's jumper in the final minute preserved UC Santa Barbara's 13-point comeback for a 75-74 win over Hawaii on Saturday night. Bryson's 3-pointer put the Gauchos up 73-70 and capped a 13-0 run that included four 3-pointers. Michael Thomas made two free throws to pull Hawaii...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Davis fends off UC Santa Barbara, 70-64

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) Corey Hawkins scored 28 points, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, Neil Monson added 16 off the bench, and UC Davis beat UC Santa Barbara 70-64 on Thursday night. After UC Santa Barbara's Eric Childress tied it at 62 with 1:43 remaining, the Aggies (15-4, 5-1 Big West Conference) reeled off a 7-2 run, capped by a pair of free throws by Darius Graham, to grab...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara beats CS Fullerton 68-49

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Michael Bryson scored 23 points as UC Santa Barbara beat Cal State Fullerton 68-49 on Saturday night. John Green added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Gouchos (10-9, 3-2 Big West Conference) and Eric Childress had 11. After a close first half, Cal State Fullerton pulled ahead on a 10-4 run to end the period with a 36-31 lead. The Gouchos came back after...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Santa Barbara's hot half burns Riverside, 83-75

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) John Green came out firing to start the second half as UC Santa Barbara broke open a 40-40 halftime tie to post an 83-75 win over UC Riverside in a Big West Conference showdown Thursday night. Green knocked down a 3-pointer a minute into the second half and followed that with a jumper as the Gauchos took the lead for good with a 7-0 run. He followed with...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Long Beach State trips UC Santa Barbara 69-53

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Mike Caffey scored 22 points with four 3-pointers as and David Samuels added 15 points and 10 rebounds as Long Beach State defeated UC Santa Barbara 69-53 on Saturday night. The 49ers (9-11, 3-1 Big West) outrebounded Santa Barbara 47-35, grabbing 34 off the defensive glass and helping to limit Santa Barbara to 25-percent shooting from the field (16-64)....
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Santa Barbara tops Cal Poly 50-45 for first Big West win

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Gabe Vincent scored 15 points and Alan Williams pulled down 15 rebounds as UC Santa Barbara opened Big West Conference play with a 50-45 win over Cal Poly Saturday night. The Gauchos (8-7, 1-0), winners now of three straight, lost to Cal Poly, 69-38, in the first round of the Big West tournament a year ago. The Mustangs led at the half, 23-20, and pushed...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara knocks off Florida Gulf Coast 63-50

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Alan Williams scored 22 points with 13 rebounds and UC Santa Barbara handled Florida Gulf Coast 63-50 on Monday. Michael Bryson and John Green added 11 points apiece for UCSB, which is 5-1 at home. The Gauchos (7-7) never trailed in the first half and closed on an 8-2 run - including a jumper and layup by Gabe Vincent on consecutive possessions - to lead...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara pulls away from Vermont, 64-57

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Alan Williams scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as UC Santa Barbara broke away in the final four minutes to hold off Vermont, 64-57 in a non-conference game Friday night. The teams took turns with the lead throughout the second half in the first meeting between the schools. The Gauchos (6-7) took a four-point lead at intermission, but Vermont rallied...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks win overtime thriller over Gauchos, 82-78

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent Cut me, Mick. Cut me: Mighty Joe Young needed a cornerman during last Wednesday’s win over CSU Northridge. Young scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds last night as the Ducks kayoed UC Santa Barbara 82-78 in overtime (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). The Ducks win a thriller, 82-78 in overtime against a very tough, UCSB Gauchos...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon tops UC Santa Barbara 82-78 in OT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Jalil Abdul-Bassitt scored the game's last seven points to rally Oregon to an 82-78 overtime victory over UC Santa Barbara on Monday night. Abdul-Bassit finished with 20 points for the Ducks (9-3), who won their fourth straight. Joseph Young led Oregon with 25 points and Dillon Brooks added 12. Abdul-Bassit tied the score at 78 with a 3-pointer with 2:18 left in...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams, UC Santa Barbara beat San Diego Christian 69-46

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Alan Williams scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in just 23 minutes to lead UC Santa Barbara past NAIA San Diego Christian on Friday night. Williams made 7 of 11 field goals and added four assists for UC Santa Barbara (5-5), which outrebounded San Diego Christian 46-30. Rafael Rodriguez hit a 3-pointer 42 seconds into the game to give San Diego...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Santa Barbara edges Mercer 65-60 in OT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Alan Williams scored 22 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, Michael Bryson hit a 3-pointer at the end of regulation and UC Santa Barbara went on to defeat Mercer 65-60 Friday night to earn a date with Colorado State in the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout. Bryson also hit a 3-pointer in the extra session to give the Gauchos (3-2) a 60-54 lead and...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara beats Washington State 71-43

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Zalmico Harmon scored 17 points, Alan Williams had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and UC Santa Barbara beat Washington State 71-43 on Thursday night in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout. UCSB (2-2) built a 34-12 first-half lead after Washington State shot 3 of 33 from the field and 0 for 14 from 3-point range. The Cougars (1-3) shot better in the second...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara over Master's College 91-45

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Michael Bryson scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds as UC Santa Barbara beat Master's College 91-45 in a non-conference exhibition game Saturday night. John Green scored 14 points from the bench with seven rebounds for the Gauchos (1-2). Alan Williams added 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals and Mitch Brewe chipped in with 11 points and six...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

FGCU tops UC Santa Barbara 81-75 in OT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Brett Comer scored 26 points and had 11 assists, Jamail Jones scored 16 and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Florida Gulf Coast beat UC Santa Barbara 81-75 in overtime on Monday. Jones and Comer combined to score 12 of the Eagles' 17 overtime points. Marc-Eddy Norelia scored 14 points for FGCU (2-0) and Bernard Thompson 13. Alan Williams led the Gauchos (0-2) with...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

KU Game Day Preview: UC Santa Barbara

Written by Jazmine Polk (@ibeez_jaypee) The best time of the year is officially upon us. Tonight, in Allen Fieldhouse at 7 p.m., KU tips off the first game of the regular season against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. The Jayhawks are looking to win their 42nd consecutive home opener in the Fieldhouse, which dates all the way back to the 1973-1974 season. However, this game won’t...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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