UCSB Hits the Road for Big West Action at CSUN and UC Irvine

Santa Barbara Athletics News

Jan 09, 2018

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The ScheduleThursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.UC Santa Barbara (5-9, 2-0) at CSUN (8-7, 1-0)The Matadome – Northridge, Calif. All-Time Record vs. the Matadors: 43-18Last Meeting: Feb. 9, 2017 – CSUN def. UCSB, 62-552017 Series: CSUN 2-0Video / Audio / Live Stats
Saturday, Jan.13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.UC Santa Barbara (5-9, 2-0) at UC Irvine (8-7Bren Events Center – Irvine, Calif. All-Time Record vs. the Anteaters: 64-30Last Meeting: Mar. 2, 2017 – UCSB def. UCI, 71-532017 Series: UCSB 2-0Video / Audio / Live Stats
Video Stream/Live Audio AvailableUCSBGauchos.com will offer a live video broadcast of all UCSB women’s basketball conference games through BigWest.TV. A link to the broadcast can be found on the UCSB women’s basketball schedule page or by clicking here. Additionally, an audio only feed, with Eric Evelhoch on the call, is available by clicking here.
Gauchos Grind Out Win Over Long Beach StateThe UCSB women’s basketball team opened Big West Conference play with a 51-44 grind-it-out victory over Long Beach State on Thursday night. Makala Roper was key off the bench with 15 points, all coming via three-pointer, and Drew Edelman snagged a career-high 23 rebounds. Both teams struggled from the field, with the Gauchos shooting 31 percent and the 49ers at just 30.4 percent. Down one, 23-22, at the half, UCSB went on a 9-0 spurt to start the third quarter and led by as many as 15 early in the fourth quarter.  Long Beach State mounted a 14-2 run of their own to get within one possession, but Sarah Bates hit clutch free-throws down the stretch to put the game away. 
UCSB Holds Off Cal Poly in Blue-Green Rivalry GameOn Saturday afternoon, UCSB pulled out a 73-68 victory over rival Cal Poly after a furious fourth quarter rally from the Mustangs cut a 19-point lead to just three with two minutes remaining. Freshman …

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