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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...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams, Harmon lead UCSB past CS Fullerton 80-65

Alan Williams scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Zalmico Harmon added 20 points and 10 assists as UC Santa Barbara beat Cal State Fullerton 80-65 on Saturday. UC Santa Barbara (18-7, 9-3 Big West) raced to an early 13-2 advantage, held Cal State Fullerton (9-17, 4-8) to just 21 first-half points and led by as many as 18 in the second en route to its sixth victory in its...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara edges UC Riverside 55-54

Alan Williams scored 19 points and gathered 15 rebounds as UC Santa Barbara edged UC Riverside 55-54 on Thursday. Santa Barbara (17-7, 8-3 Big West) built an 11-point halftime lead, but Riverside (8-18, 3-9) scored the first eight points of the second half to cut its deficit to three and finally tied the game at 47 with 3:16 left on a pair of Taylor Johns free throws. Williams...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UCSB's last second layup beats Long Beach 65-64

Michael Bryson's layup with 1 second left lifted UC Santa Barbara over Long Beach State 65-64 on Thursday. Two free throws by Long Beach's Mike Caffey with 16 seconds left gave the 49ers a 64-63 lead, but Bryson put back a missed jumper by Alan Williams with 1 second left to lift the Gauchos (16-6, 7-2 Big West) to victory. UCSB led by as much as 13 in the second, but Long...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara defeats Hawaii 75-64

Alan Williams scored 20 points and gathered 17 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara over Hawaii 75-64 on Thursday. UC Santa Barbara (15-6, 6-2) kept pace atop the Big West, matching UC Irvine's win earlier in the night. Michael Bryson added 18 points while Taran Brown had 13. Hawaii (15-7, 4-4) was led by Isaac Fotu with 17 points. Christian Standhardinger had 15 and Brandon Spearman...
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February 07, 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...
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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...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal State Fullerton edges UC Santa Barbara 74-72

Michael Williams, who finished with 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds, hit a late go-ahead 3-pointer to help Cal State Fullerton edge UC Santa Barbara 74-72 Saturday night. The Titans (7-12, 2-3 Big West) shot 50 percent from the field. Alex Harris scored 22 points and Marquis Horne had 13. Alan Williams paced UCSB (12-6, 3-2) with 26 points and nine boards, while Zalmico...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara edges UC Riverside in OT, 68-65

Alan Williams logged 21 points and UC Santa Barbara survived in overtime against UC Riverside, winning 68-65 on Thursday night. Zalmico Harmon and Mitch Brewe added 11 points each for UCSB. UCSB (12-5, 3-1 Big West) led by 10 points, 45-35 at 13:20 of the second half but the Highlanders (6-13, 1-4) inched back to 60-59 with 5 seconds left and Taylor Johns at the foul line. Johns...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

SoCal hoops roundup: San Diego State, UC Santa Barbara stand out

Two teams in the Southland stood out above the rest for their remarkable consistency this week. The first one isn't so surprising -- San Diego State -- the second team might not be the one you expected but UC Santa Barbara showed poise against two tough opponents. Here's the recap of everything that happened in Southern California college basketball last week. Aztecs in the...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara tops CS Northridge 79-69

Kyle Boswell scored 14 points and recorded a career-high eight assists as UC Santa Barbara beat Cal State Northridge 79-69 Saturday night. UCSB (11-5, 2-1 Big West) jumped out to a 15-5 lead just over 7 minutes into the game and, although the Matadors battled back into the game, they never fully recovered. The Gauchos took a 34-28 advantage into the break before Northridge opened...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UCSB's balanced attack pushes Gauchos past CSUN

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Saturday night's FOX Sports West's Big West Game of the Week featured the upstart program trying to knock off the traditional conference powerhouse. Cal State Northridge might have had a chance to do so when they took a lead early in the second half but couldn't capitalize. Ultimately, CSUN showed it still has some growing to do while UC Santa Barbara...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UCSB's balanced attack pushes Gauchos past CSUN

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Saturday night's FOX Sports West's Big West Game of the Week featured the upstart program trying to knock off the traditional conference powerhouse. Cal State Northridge might have had a chance to do so when they took a lead early in the second half but couldn't capitalize. Ultimately, CSUN showed it still has some growing to do while UC Santa Barbara...
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January 19, 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...
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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. ...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly hits 11 3s, beats UC Santa Barbara 72-64

A string of five 3-pointers by Anthony Silvestri and Taylor Sutlive shot Cal Poly into an early lead they never relinquished, defeating UC Santa Barbara 72-64 on Saturday. Silvestri went 5-for-7 from behind the 3-point line and Sutlive 3-for-4 to finish with 17 points and 11, respectively, for the Mustangs (6-9, 2-0 Big West). Cal Poly drained 11 of 18 3-pointers for 61 percent...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara rolls past Master's 81-52

Alan Williams scored 23 points and hauled in 12 rebounds as UC Santa Barbara coasted past Master's College of the NAIA 81-52 Saturday night. Nursing a one-point lead in the first half, the Gauchos (9-4) pulled away with a 21-2 surge, coasting into a 41-24 advantage at the break. Michael Bryson ignited the run with a 3-pointer and Kyle Boswell hit two of his own, with the second...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara beats Western Illinois 61-55

Alan Williams scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 61-55 victory over Western Illinois Saturday night. Williams went 6 of 11 from the field and 10 of 12 from the line. Michael Bryson scored 11 points for the Gauchos (7-4) and Eric Childress came off the bench to post 8. A close first half ended with Western Illinois holding a 29-24 advantage after...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara gets by Troy 57-54

Kyle Boswell drilled a 3-pointer with eight seconds left to give UC Santa Barbara the 57-54 win over Troy Thursday night at the Basketball Travelers Classic. Alan Williams paced the Gauchos (6-3) with 18 points and 11 rebounds while Taran Brown added 12 points. Boswell finished with nine off the bench. Hunter Williams hit a 3 with 4:15 left to give Troy (4-5) a 50-43 lead. UCSB...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara pulls away from San Diego 72-61

Michael Bryson scored a game-high 21 points to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 72-61 win over San Diego on Sunday. Bryson was 8 of 12 from the field, hitting 5 of his 7 shots from 3-point range, as the Gauchos (5-3) pulled away from a 47-all tie in the second half with an 18-4 run that secured the win. Kyle Boswell contributed 12 points, including the 3-pointer that sparked the game...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Santa Barbara gets first-ever win over Cal 72-65

Alan Williams scored 24 points on Friday night as UC Santa Barbara defeated Cal for the first time 72-65. Williams also pulled down 11 rebounds for his second double-double in five games. Williams scored 15 of UCSB's first 19 points in the second half, leading his team to a 48-44 lead. Cal trimmed it to 51-49, but the Gauchos streaked ahead 60-49, as Taran Brown scored seven...
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December 07, 2013  |  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...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah St. earns 71-64 win over UC Santa Barbara

Preston Medlin scored 18 points as Utah State pulled away late to beat UC Santa Barbara Saturday night. Utah State (3-0) used an 11-4 to jump out to a 39-29 halftime lead. UC Santa Barbara (2-1) responded, opening the half on an 8-0 run to take the 40-39 lead with 17:09 remaining. After trading a few buckets, the Aggies ran off a 13-2 run, grabbing a 56-46 lead that they would...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

UCSB upends UNLV in Vegas 86-65

Alan Williams led all scorers with 21 points to lead UCSB to an 86-65 victory over UNLV Tuesday night. The Gauchos shot a scorching 62.5 percent from the field (15-of-24) in the first half and led 45-29 at halftime. UCSB finished the game shooting 29 of 52 from the field, including 9-of-14 on 3-pointers. Kyle Boswell added 19 for the Gauchos, after shooting 5 of 7 from beyond the...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara dominates Hawaii Pacific 76-50

Alan Williams had 27 points and 17 rebounds as UC Santa Barbara coasted to a 76-50 victory over Hawaii Pacific Friday. Williams was 10 of 15 from the field and was good on 7 of 12 free throws. Michael Bryson, 13 points, and Kyle Boswell, 10 points, were also in double digits for UC Santa Barbara. Hawaii Pacific led 6-1 on 3-point jumpers by Malte Zeigenhagen and Darry Jones Jr...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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