Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The Gauchos got off to a SMOKING start by going on a 13-0 run to start the game. It included Orlando Johnson with 2 assists and 7 points.
Then the Gauchos kept pulling away. They extended their lead at one point to 16 points but the boys from Fresno kept fighting to get it down to a 11 point deficit.
James Nunnally, who scored 12 points, opened the second half by missing a three. The Gauchos struggled in the first few minutes of the second half by not scoring until the 16:34 mark. During that time, the Bulldogs got it down to a 4 point margin.
Then Orlando took over. He would score 7 of the next 10 Gaucho points to push the lead to 46-35. The Gauchos got in cruise control after that and took over the game.
Jon Pastorek and Jaime Serna combined for 13 points while Justin Joyner led the team with 4 assists.
The Bulldogs were led by 15 points from their big man Greg Smith.
The Gauchos go on the road for their next three games as they have a tough road trip with Portland, San Diego State, and Santa Clara.
Attendance: 3,577 (Great opening night attendance)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1. John Green, Oakland, CA, 6-5, 180
He averaged 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists last year for Castlemont High School in Oakland. He is an active AAU baller and Coach Williams compares him to the likes of James Nunnally and Alex Harris.
2. T.J. Taylor, Oakland, CA, 5-9, 160
T.J. plays for Oakland High School and last year averaged 19 points and 6 assists per game. He was named to the All-Oakland Team and nailed 59 three pointers. Coach Williams praises his thre point shooting ability.
3. Alan Williams, Phoenix, AZ, 6-7, 240
Williams plays for North High School and averaged a double-double the classic way by scoring 13 and collecting 10 rebounds per game. This year he is an All-Phoenix and All-Arizona preseason selection.
4. Taran Brown, Gillette, Wyo., 6-8, 190
A lanky forward, Taran helped his school to a 27-1 record and a place in the state title game. With the beaches of SoCal awaiting him, Taran looks poised to keep his averages around 15 and 7 a game.
I will have videos of each recruit!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Will Brew leads the charge for the Gauchos!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
It was a very surprising first half with the score only being 30-28. Then OJ and James said, "lets go get it done!" They started the half on a 22-6 run and never looked back. They got it back to 11 but the Gauchos put the lid on the coffin.
The "dynamic" duo of James Nunnally and Orlando Johnson saw James finish with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Orlando finish with 21 points and 5 rebounds. They also combined for 4 alley-oops and monster slams. They chose to be high risers today!
Lucas Devenny and Jon Pastorek had a combined 16 rebounds which contributed to the 50-26 rebounding advantage. The "Big Somog", Greg Somogoyi, had 8 points and 4 rebounds.
A new segment on these blog posts will be "Gaucho Analyisis" where I point out what the Gauchos need to do and where they improved.
Negatives: Not enough production from supporting cast. Where did they go? I thought it was 5 v 2 out there. Okay, Somogyi had a few buckets but Will Brew and Jaime Serna, please show up during the season.
Positives: Rebounding was fantastic. Last year, the Gauchos struggled to rebound down the stretch because of the small lineup. I think this year though with James Powell you will see more of Pastorek and Devenny playing at the 4 and 5 with Somogyi and Serna. You could obviously see the rebounding was out in abundance with the 50 to 26 advantage.
The Gauchos first regular season game is up in Eugene, Oregon at the BTI Invitational. There they will take on South Dakota State, Denver, and Oregon. The first game is vs. Denver on Friday at 4:30 pacific time.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Bottom of the Pack
Last year it was UC Riverside. They finished a game back of CSUN and UCI for the 8th and 7th seeds. This was a huge dissapointment in which many people thought they could be the breakout team.
My pick this year is UC Riverside. They lack the firepower without Kyle Austin to even compete in this league. I think Jim Woolridge has a year left at the helm of the program. 3-13 in league sounds about right.
The Golden One on the Sideline
Last year it was your favorite coach, Bob Williams of you know who. He led the Gauchos to a 20-10 record and a Big West Title. It was a good comeback season after a dissapointing 2008-2009.
My pick this year is Gary Stewart of UC Davis. I think UCD will be in the title hunt and I believe will finish high in the standings. They have Joe Harden and a healthy Mark Payne returning. I believe UCD also gets a postseason berth of some sort this year.
Gaucho out of Nowhere
Last year was a breakout year for many guys on the 'Chos. Orlando Johnson was the best player in the league in his 1st season and Will Brew ran the point like an upperclassmen. Also, Jordan Weiner improved his game and James Nunnally was the 2nd best scorer during conference play.
This year I think it is Chris Brew. We all know he has fantastic ability but didn't get many minutes in his freshman year. With James Powell the 6th man gone, Brew will step right in. He will be a high flying combo guard who can give lots of spark to this Gaucho team.
The Starting Five
Last year had many different lineups in non-conference play. In conference play, they got it right with Serna, Nunnally, OJ, Weiner, and Brew. This year will not look much different except one change.
I believe Will Brew will be the starting point guard. I think though they go a little bigger by playing OJ at the 2, Nunnally at the 3, Serna at the 4, and yes, Greg Somogyi at the 5. Somog showed much improvement late last year and I think is primed for double-double averages this season.
Publications such as Presidio Sports and Rush the Court have labeled Orlando Johnson as MVP, James Nunnally as All-Conference, and UCSB as the Big West Champs.
The Big West Media tabbed the Gauchos as the front runners for the conference crown.
Friday, 7 p.m., Thunderdome, vs. the Masters, UCSB Basketball 1st Game
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The game was viewed by 6,057 fans on a brisk night in Santa Babara. The scoring was begun in the 50th minute when Super Sam Garza took the ball at midfield and fired an absolute cracker into the top corner of the goal. The tortillas were flying and the Gauchos were flying super high!
Then those hippies from SLO got on the board when Poly player Cameron Winters slid one past freshman goalie Eric Reyes for the equalizer in the 77th minute.
Then thunderstruck and it was pure chaos when Machael David passed a ball to Luis Silva who scored his first of the season in the 90th minute for the 2-1 win over the rivals.
The win improves the 'Chos to 6-3-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Gauchos have now
been 10-0-1 in their last 11 bouts vs the Mustangs at home.
The Gauchos outshot the Mustangs 18-11 and had an outstanding 13 shots on target.
The win improves the Gauchos record in the Blue-Green Rivalry to 2-0 this season with 2 points on the board. The Gauchos next game is on Friday as they take on Duke in a national televised game on FSC.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
The first televised game is when the Long Beach State 49ers take on the Gauchos in The T-Dome on December 28th on ESPNU at 8:00 p.m. Then they have back to back TV games when they take on Pacific on ESPNU on February 3rd then they have UC Davis on FSPT on the 5th.
All-American Orlando "Mr. MVP" Johnson
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Will Brew and Casper Ware will be two of the top point guards in the Big West!
Going into the game, the Gauchos had just won two in a row. They knew if they beat UCLA they would be back in the National Championship hunt. They got back in it in a big way.
After over an hour of a stalemate between the two UC schools, the Gauchos found the back of the net. After the ball bounced around in the box off of a corner kick, it found the feet of freshman superstar David Opoku who sent the tortillas flying and the people jumping with his goaaaaaalllll!
Then in the 90th minute, Luis Silva and Danny Barrera had a break away which then Silva passed to Barrera and the All-American slotted home the goal.
Tim Vom Steeg said it "never felt so good to win a game." Freshman David Opoku said "it was the best moment in my young career." Vom Steeg was so excited that before the game he had to tune into AM Channel 1610 for traffic updates because so many people were coming tonight.
The Gauchos after this emotional win get back into action September 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Cal State Foolerton.
This is the third win in the row for the Gauchos with all three coming on shutouts.
Shots: UCLA-8 UCSB-12
Fouls: UCLA-15 UCSB-15
Records: UCLA:4-2-1 UCSB:3-2-2
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tim Pontius scored a goal this weekend
Friday, September 3, 2010
The first game of the season is against The Masters on November 5th at The Thunderdome. Then they travel to Eugene, Oregon to play in the Oregon Tournament which includes South Dakota State, Denver University, Oregon, and your 2010 Big West Champion Gauchos!
Then the next six games are the heart of this non-conference schedule. Whent they get back from winning the Oregon Tournament, the Gauchos will play Fresno State in UCSB, then play Portland in their second trip to the state, and then at home versus the Lions of Loyola Marymount who gave the Gauchos a scare last year in a 89-84 Gaucho win!
Then the Gauchos get on the buses and planes for a HUMONGOUS three game road stretch. They first travel to Northern California to take on Santa Clara. The Gauchos will be looking for revenge after losing to Santa Clara at home last season. Then they take on two Mountain West NCAA Tournament participants as the UNLV-UCSB rivalry gets renewed in the Sin City and then the boys from SB try to win in San Diego vs San Diego State. The Gauchos lost a close one to the Aztecs last year in the T-Dome. The last time UCSB played UNLV, James Powell made a game winning three at the buzzer to give the Gauchos a 63-60 win over the Runnin Rebels.
Then two more non-conference cupcakes which are sandwiched around the BIG KAHUNA tilt which features the Big West RUNNER UPS, Long Beach State (What now Beach?!?!?) and the Big West CHAMPS.
That is the first of the sixteen Big West games for the 'Chos this season. Then they travel to farmer Joe country as they play the hippies from Davis and the team that has a pyshco coach, the Pacific Tigers.
Then the Champs return home to take on two fellow UC schools in Irvine and Riverside. UCSB swept both teams last year.
Then they travel to the heart of the OC as they take on Cal-State Fullerton and then the first of two Blue-Green Rivalry games versus the Cal Poly Lady Mustangs (You heard what I called you Cal Poly).
Then they take on Cal-State Northridge and Pacific at the T-Dome. After that homestand, they travel for three games as they will play UC Davis, UC Riverside, and UC Irvine in a seven day span.
Then they have a home conference game vs. the Titans of Fullerton and then a ESPNU Bracket Busters Game in Santa Barbara.
Then they finish the road season with Cal-State Northridge and Long Beach State. The Long Beach game is at the special time of 4:05 which means most likely the cameras will be at The Beach.
Then on Senior Day when we will honor Jordan Weiner, Justin Joyner, and Jon Pastorek they play the Lady Mustangs at The Thunderdome.
Prediction: This is early and I cannot really tell yet but I say we go 22-7 with wins over UNLV and Oregon. We will lose to San Diego State but then get the Big West #1 seed and get a 12 seed in the Big Dance!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
The Gauchos were coming off an exhibition win over Westmont 3-1 and looked to get another exhibition win. It started off well for the Gauchos as they got numerous chances on goal in the early going. Then in the 31st minute the Gauchos struck first as Luis Silva passed it to Michael Tetteh who struck a laser on the ground that got past the goal keeper. The tortillas were on the field and you knew it was a good time to be a Gaucho.
Then when Mexico needed a score, they got one. In the 42nd minute off of a corner kick, the ball bounced around until it found Alan Izaguirre who put it in the back of the net.
The game was very physical with the 18 fouls for El Tri and 22 for the boys from I.V.
The Gauchos next game is September, 1st as they take on Cal-State Bakersfield in their regular season opener. Tickets are available at ucsbgauchos.cstv.com
Shots: Mexico: 9 UCSB: 7
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Senior Defender Michael Boxall
Friday, August 6, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
James Nunnally, The "Scottie Pippen" of the Gauchos
Gerry Fall who was the KEYT sports director for fifteen years as been a fixture in covering Santa Barbara sports since the mid 1990's.
He calls the play by play games with Don Ford.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The schedules for both teams are not official yet.
UCSB All-American Forward Orlando Johnson
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The marquee teams UCSB will be playing out of conference this fall are the U-20 Mexico team, Davidson, UCLA, and Duke. All of these matches are at the spruced up Harder Stadium.
Last season UCSB beat U-17 Mexico 2-1 at Harder Stadium in front of about 8,000 fans, mostly Mexico fans. Then in the Sweet 16, they lost to UCLA in Westwood 2-1 with about 3,000 people in attendance.
Duke finished ranked #12 in the country last year while Davidson finished the season 10-7 while beating 2 ranked opponents during the season.
It promises to be a season of tortilla tossing and goal scoring for the Gauchos.
Do not forget to get your season tickets and College Cup tickets.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
The Gauchos will take on the Aggies in Davis on January 6th, 2011 at 7 p.m. Then the Aggies will come to Santa Barbara on February 5th, 2011 at 7 p.m. to play vs the Gauchos in the T-Dome!
Last year, the Gauchos went 3-0 vs the Aggies which included a 76-62 win in the Big West Tournament Semifinals.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Well, the Gauchos will play the 49ers in the Big West opener at The Thunderdome on December 28th at 7:05 p.m. It is a Tuesday night game. Then the Gauchos will travel to The Beach February 26th looking for revenge as they try to avenge last years 21 point loss in a 4:05 match. It should be another great duo of games between the Battle of the Beaches.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Keegan will be able to play in the 2011-2012 season and will have three years of eligibility after that. Just a few weeks ago, UCSB landed Nate Garth from New Mexico.
Hornbuckle is an athletic 6'7'' power forward with a good outside shot. Coach Williams says Hornbuckle reminds him of the great Chris Devine. Not bad company!
Hornbuckle attended Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood.
"On my visit, I thought that I really fit in well with the players and that the coaches did a good job of explaining to me what my role would be," he said. He also said he wanted to be closer to home and that he wanted to see his brother Matt play who will be going to Westmont in Montecito.
For more info on Hornbuckle, click here: http://www.ucsbgauchos.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/070110aaa.html
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Will Brew will try to lead the Gauchos past the Titans!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
The players from the UCSB team that were there were Orlando Johnson, Justin Joyner, Christian Peterson, and Seth Kamphoefner. The coaches who were there were Coach Jono, Coach Campbell, and Coach Stock.
The first day we were put on teams. My coach was Orlando and we were "The Truth" in honor of Celtics All-Star Paul Pierce. During the week, we went 8-2 and won most of our games by double-digits. Some of our solid players were Pete and Brandon who did a little of everything. Daniel, Arman, and Griffin all did their roles and Brian provided an extra spark. Our team was very good.
We also did two drills per day. We did drills that involved fast breaks, shooting, and ballhandling. Coach Campbell and Coach Stock ran the drills.
We also played 1 v 1, 2 v 2, and 3 v 3 games. I was pretty solid in 1 v 1 but in 2 v 2, Peter and I dominated most of the time.
Overall, it was a great week. I had a super time and cannot wait for this upcoming season of Gaucho Basketball!
P.S. Thanks Coach Jono for giving me the basketball!
For a recap on the game, click here: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=264063&cc=5901&ver=us
Saturday, June 19, 2010
- Oregon Basketball Tournament: South Dakota State, Denver, UCSB, Oregon
- Home Games: vs. Loyola Marymount (11-20) and Fresno State (12-21)
- Away Games: vs. Portland (11-27), Santa Clara (12-4) and UNLV (12-15)
The full schedule should come out soon with Coach Williams trying to fill out schedule slots. I cannot wait for 2010-2011 UCSB Basketball!
- Elias Harris, Gonzaga
- Ryan Rossiter, Siena
- Charles Jenkins, Hofstra
- Shelvin Mack, Butle
Orlando throws it down vs. Ohio State!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Super Mario Notes:
16 Strikeouts in a game vs. NIU this year.
Participated in the "Gunnar Shades" Video.
Was Selected last year by the Minnesota Twins but did not sign.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
June 14-18: UCSB Men's Basketball Camp
It is a really fun camp for kids my age to go and play hoops with great coaches who are the UCSB coaches and players. I am going and cannot wait to be there in 11 days at the T-Dome!
Rest of the Summer: College Cup Preparations, Men's Basketball Schedule Release, Men's Soccer begins games
The College Cup. This will be huge. 17,000 rowdy Gaucho locos watching the Men's Soccer team take home a national title. Yes, I am predicting that!!!! Then the schedule for Men's B-Ball comes out: I predict Portland, Saint Marys, and UCLA on the schedule! Then the Men's Soccer team begins their quest for a 2nd National Championship!
It should be a good 2010-2011 and it all starts with preparation during the days of summer!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The top honors of the night went to Orlando Johnson who was named Male Athlete of the Year and Rebecca Saraceno who took home Female Athlete of the Year.
Coach Williams gets his award
Me posing for a photo in my spiffy suit
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Male Athlete of the Year: Milos Golic, Water Polo
Reason: I wanted to pick Orlando Johnson but Milos was selected to 1st Team All-American. He is a four time All-American.
Honorable Mention: Orlando Johnson (Basketball), Jeff Menzel (Volleyball), David Walker (Soccer)
Female Athlete of the Year: Anne Marie May, Swimming
Reason: She was the Big West Swimmer of the Year and made it to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in four years,
Men's Coach of the Year: Bob Williams, Basketball
Reason: I know Tim Vom Steeg led the Gauchos in soccer to the Sweet 16, but it was a great comeback year for the Gauchos as they won 20 games, Big West Regular Season, and the Big West Tournament.
Women's Coach of the Year: Gregg Wilson, Swimming
Reason: Led the Gauchos to another Big West title and was the Big West Coach of the Year.
Male Newcomer of the Year: Michael Nonni, Soccer
Reason: Scored 6 goals and recorded 6 assists has he helped the Gauchos back to the Sweet 16.
Female Newcomer of the Year: Mekia Valentine, Basketball
Reason: She came as a transfer and proved to be a force leading the Gauchos in rebounding and setting the school record for blocks in a season.
Male Performance of the Year: Orlando Johnson and James Nunnally vs. Long Beach State
Reason: The duo combined for 39 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Gauchos back to the Big Dance!
Men's Team of the Year: Soccer
Reason: Won the Big West Regular Season and advanced all the way too the NCAA Sweet 16.
Female Team of the Year: Volleyball
Reason: The storied program went back to the NCAA Tournament behind All-American Rebecca Saraceno.
I will not be predicting some of the other awards because it is too hard. Well there you have it, the best Gauchos from 2009-2010. GREAT JOB ALL 20 SPORTS!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Bob Williams said "Kevin has more experience in the Big West Conference than anybody except Bob Thomason."
Bromley's most successful season at Cal Poly was 2006-2007 when the Mustangs finished with a 9-5 record and a 2nd place finish in the Big West. They reached the title game for the 2nd time in school history that season.
Bromley is taking over for the departed Brad Holland.
A fantastic choice by Coach Williams!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
James Powell had a much improved senior season due to Brad Holland
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Brad has been part of the staff since the spring of 2008. Is shooting expertise and coaching helped Orlando Johnson become the clutch player he was down the stretch. Brad also helped me refine my shot at UCSB Basketball Summer Camp.
Coach Holland with James Nunnally
Friday, April 16, 2010
Get your Gunnar Shades Saturday at 1 p.m. at the UCSB Baseball game vs. #22 Cal State Fullerton!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
First, Big West Coach of the Year Bob Williams talked about how successful of a season it was. It was indeed. 20 Wins. A regular season championship. A tournament championship. NCAA tournament berth. It was a special season.
Then it was time to honor the seniors.
OJ with his two conference awards.
Me with the Big West Tournament Trophy.
Me with the Big West Regular Season Trophy.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Orlando Johnson drives past Evan Turner of Ohio State
Sunday, March 14, 2010
GO GAUCHOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Show some Big West Pride baby! As Dick Vitale would say. "It is going to be awesome baby!"
Video recap of the Big West Championship:
Saturday, March 13, 2010
The game was a classic with the two rivals in an intense atmosphere. But the hero was "Big Game" James Powell who made a 4 free throws in the final 28 seconds. He had 9 points for the contest.
The game almost slipped away from the Gauchos because with 5:09 to play, Long Beach took a 53-52 lead on a Greg Plater three pointer.
Orlando Johnson was the man to step up for the Gauchos. He scored 4 straight points to give the Gauchos a 56-53 lead. Long Beach answered the call and came right back after making two free throws.
Then Orlando Johnson made two free throws but Casper Ware (19 points) scorched a jumper to make it 58-57.
Orlando then scored again to make it 60-57. OJ had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 11-12 from the free throw line. He was MVP of the tournament and was on the All-Tournament Team. James Nunnally had 19 points and 6 rebounds and joined OJ on the All-Tournament Team.
Long Beach got back in it again after "Mr. Double-Double" T.J. Robinson swished a reverse lay-up. The score was 60-59.
With the Monson Maniacs and Gaucho Locos jumping and getting into the intense action, James Nunnally silenced the Beach crowd with a three pointer to push the lead to 4, 63-59.
After that, Casper Ware made a pair of free throws and T.J. Robinson made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 63-62 with 28 seconds to go.
So the Beach fouled James Powell and he made two free throws. Then with 10 seconds to go, Stephan Gilling lowered the elbow and was called for an offensive foul. Then Powell made 2 more free throws to make it 67-62. Then, "LAX Flight 21" Larry Anderson scored a lay-up with 2.8 ticks on the clock. Nunnally made two free throws and the fans stormed the court. Hundreds of happy Gauchos made the mad dash on to the court, including me.
Tomorrow at 3 p.m. UCSB will find out its NCAA Tournament seed on CBS. Go the ICA Building to enjoy the action with the Gauchos!
The 2010 Men's Basketball Big West Champs! I am in the middle next to Will Brew.
Links to videos of the Championship Game:
Friday, March 12, 2010
The lead at hafltime was a whopping 31-11 after James Nunnallly hit a three at the buzzer. It looked like this game was over and it was time for the Aggies to get on the bus. Never say never though.
The Aggies got it down to five points multiple times in the second half. The final time it was at five points was on a Julian Welch jumper with 7 minutes to go.
James Powell (22 points) made sure this wouldn't be his last game. He had 10 points in a row at one time during the 2nd half. His best shot of the game was a fade away three pointer from the corner with no seconds on the shot clock. Also, James Powell tied the school record for most three pointers in UCSB history. "Big Game" James Powell was that tonight.
James Nunnally nearly had a double-double with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Orlando Johnson had 14 points. Will Brew Jr. had 9 points and 4 assists. Greg Somogyi had 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.
UCSB will play arch-rival Long Beach State in the Big West Conference Championship Game at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Left to Right: Parker, Beau, Tyler (Me), and Harry
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
First, the Gauchos and 49ers split the season series. In the middle of January, LBSU destroyed the Gauchos 67-47. In the middle of February, the Gauchos won 64-62 at the T-Dome on FSN West.
Here are my reasons why LBSU can beat the Gauchos in Anaheim.
1) Rebounding: In the two games, LBSU outrebounded the 'Chos 78-62. A plus 16 margin. The reason is that TJ Robinson and Eugene Phelps are very physical and want the ball. TJ Robinson is 9th in the country in double-doubles. If Jaime Serna can start grabbing about 6 or 7 rebounds a game, and the back up big men can grab a few, the Gauchos can at least become even in the rebounding party if the Gauchos play the 49ers again.
2) Casper Ware: When Long Beach State plays well, it is because of Casper Ware. In Long Beach wins, Casper Ware has been dominant. He has made big shots, gotten steals, and ran the team. So if Will Brew and Justin Joyner can limit him to around 8 points and 3 assists, UCSB will beat the 49ers.
3) 3-Point Shooting: Greg Plater and Stephan Gilling are great shooters. Both shoot 37% and knock down big shots. They made a combined 7-18 three pointers in there lost which shows that they can carry a team just with their shooting. So James Nunnally and Jordan Weiner will need to pressure their shots if these teams meet again.
4) Monson Maniacs: Long Beach State is very close to Anaheim which means LBSU would bring their student section, the Monson Maniacs. Not saying the Locos aren't as good, they are the best in the Big West, but the Maniacs would have at least 2 times the amount of students UCSB would have.