2011-12 Basketball
Contact: Bill Mahoney Bill.Mahoney@athletics.ucsb.edu • (805) 893-3428

Weekly Release #9 December 16, 2011

• 2011-12 Gaucho Record
5-2 Overall • 0-0 Big West 4-2 Home • 1-0 Away • 0-0 Neutral Opponent

Williams Ties UCSB Win Mark, Gauchos Travel to Washington
4-game road trip is off to a good start, will continue with two games vs. Pac 10 teams. Time/Result

• 2011-12 Schedule/Results
Date November Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 15 Nov. 18 Nov. 22 Nov. 26 Nov. 30 December Dec. 13 Dec. 16 Dec. 19 Dec. 22 January Jan. 2 Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 14 Jan. 19 Jan. 21 Jan. 26 Jan. 28 February Feb, 2 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Feb. 15 Feb. 18 Feb. 22 Feb. 25 March Mar. 1 Mar. 3 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 10

San Francisco State (exhibition) W, 67-51 Chapman W, 74-48 Santa Clara W, 89-56 Westmont College W, 82-61 Portland W, 83-69 San Diego State L, 76-75 (OT) UNLV L, 94-88 (2OT) at San Diego at Washington at Cal at BYU at Cal Poly* Cal State Fullerton* at UC Riverside* UC Irvine* Cal State Northridge* Long Beach State* at UC Davis* at Pacific* at Cal State Northridge* at Cal State Fullerton* UC Riverside* at UC Irvine* ESPNU Bracket Busters% at Long Beach State* Cal Poly* Pacific* UC Davis* Big West Tournament Big West Tournament Big West Tournament W, 65-61 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 6:00 pm (PST) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 7:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:05 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:00 pm TBA 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm TBA TBA TBA

• The Schedule Game No. 8 Friday, December 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at University of Washington Huskies at UW’s Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion Radio: AM 1290 KZSB in Santa Barbara On-Line Audio: UCSBgauchos.com Game No. 9 Monday, December 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at Cal Golden Bears at Cal’s Haas Pavilion Radio: AM 1290 KZSB in Santa Barbara On-Line Audio: UCSBgauchos.com • Williams Ties Pimm For All-Time Victory Mark On Tuesday Dec. 13, UC Santa Barbara held on to win at the University of San Diego, 65-61. The victory in the Gauchos’ first road game of 2011-12 was also the 222nd of head coach Bob Williams tenure in Santa Barbara, tying him with Jerry Pimm for the most in school history. Williams, who now has a 222-172 record, is in his 14th season in charge of the program. Pimm achieved his wins over 15 campaigns. • The Gaucho Record UCSB is now 5-2 after Tuesday night’s win at the University of San Diego. The Gauchos opened the season with a 4-0 record before losing consecutive games to San Diego State (76-75 in overtime) and UNLV (94-88 in two overtimes). With the win over the Toreros, Santa Barbara has its best record after seven games since opening the 2007-08 season with a 6-1 mark. • One Down, Four To Go Tuesday’s game in San Diego was UCSB’s first road game, first game in December and the first game of a five-game road run, four of which will take place on the current road trip. The trip is the longest of the Bob Williams era. The Gauchos will remain on the road for a Dec. 19 game at Cal and a Dec. 22 game at BYU. When they return on Dec. 23, they will have spent 12 days and 11 nights on the road. After opening Big West play on Jan. 2 at Cal Poly, UCSB returns home for a Jan. 5 game against Cal State Fullerton, the first home game after a 35-day break. • Gauchos Now At 14th In Mid-Major Poll UCSB remains ranked 14th in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll. Creighton is No. 1 in the poll while Murray State is now No. 2. • Gauchos Hold On To Defeat San Diego, 65-61 Jaimé Serna’s blocked shot of an attempted lay-up by the University of San Diego’s Christopher Anderson with 3.5 seconds remaining capped his career night and helped UCSB hold on for a 65-61 win over the Toreros on Tuesday night. Serna finished with a career-high 22 points, including 14 in the first half, and he matched a career-high with five blocked shots. The senior scored 14 of his points in the first half, helping the Gauchos overcome a scoreless half by Orlando Johnson en route to a 32-30 lead. UCSB led by as many as eight points but were ahead just 63-61 when Serna came up with his clutch block. Johnson was fouled intentionally and made two free throws with 0.6 seconds left for the final score. He ended with 12 points. James Nunnally also had 14 points for the Gauchos who posted a win in their first road game of the 2011-12 season.

* – Denotes Big West Conference % - ESPNU Bracket Buster game Home games are listed in boldish All home games played at UCSB’s Thunderdome Big West Tournament played at Honda Center - Anaheim, Calif.

• On The Radio
All UC Santa Barbara basketball games are broadcast live in Santa Barbara on AM 1290 KZSB and will stream live online at UCSBgauchos.com and NewsPress.com. Gerry Fall is in his seventh year as the play-by-play voice of the Gauchos. Former Los Angeles Lakers and UCSB star Don Ford and Santa Barbara News-Press legend Mark Patton handle the color commentary.

• Talk’n Gauchos
UCSB Athletics’ weekly radio show, Talk’n Gauchos, airs every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1290 KZSB. The show is broadcast live from The Beachside Café, located on Goleta Beach and it features UCSB coaches and athletes. Hosted by Gerry Fall, the voice of the Gauchos, and Matt Hurst.


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2011-12 UC Santa Barbara Roster
No. 0 1 5 10 11 12 15 20 21 24 30 32 33 34 35 55 Name Jaimé Serna Nate Garth Keegan Hornbuckle Kyle Boswell T.J. Taylor Lewis Thomas Alan Williams Shawn Moore James Nunnally Christian Peterson Tyler Steinhause John Green Orlando Johnson Prince Arceneux Taran Brown Greg Somogyi Pos. F G F G G G/F F F G/F G G G G/F F F C Ht. 6-9 6-2 6-7 6-2 5-9 6-7 6-7 6-5 6-6 6-3 6-1 6-5 6-5 6-6 6-8 7-3 Wt. 235 180 205 180 160 210 240 210 205 219 160 180 205 190 190 242 Yr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Hometown/Previous School Laguna Beach, Calif./Santa Margarita HS Sacramento, Calif./Univ. of New Mexico Westlake Village, Calif./Univ. of Colorado Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison HS Oakland, Calif./Oakland HS Perth, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport Phoenix, Ariz./North HS Chico, Calif./Butte College Stockton, Calif./Weston Ranch HS Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad HS San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch HS Oakland, Calif./Westwind (Ariz.) Prep Seaside, Calif./Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif./Dorsey HS Gillette, Wyo./Campbell County HS Budapest, Hungary/Woodside (Calif.) Priory

Head Coach: Bob Williams, 14th Season Assistant Coach: Matt Stock, 8th Season • The Opponents UCSB and Washington have played just twice and the Huskies won both games. The teams met on Dec. 17, 1981 in Santa Barbara and the score was 71-62 and then again in Seattle on Dec. 21, 1982 and the final was 76-55. The Gauchos and Cal have played seven games since 1948 with the Golden Bears winning all seven. The last time the team’s met was in the championship game of the Golden Bear Classic on Dec. 29, 2009 and Cal won that one, 87-66. • The Gauchos On The Road The Gauchos opened their road schedule on Dec. 13 with a 65-61 win at the University of San Diego and are now, prepare yourself, 1-0 on the road this season. In 2010-11, they were 5-8 in true road games and 9-10 in all games away from the Thunderdome. UCSB lost its last three true road games last season, dropping decisions at Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge and UC Irvine. • Blockheads Through seven games, UCSB has 45 blocked shots, an average of 6.4 per. Senior Greg Somogyi, who is verging on the No. 2 spot on the school’s all-time career list, leads the way with 17, 2.4 per game. In fact, Somogyi has 17 in just 86 minutes this season. After four games, the Gauchos had 17 blocked shots, 4.2 per game, but in the last three games they have turned away 28 opponent attempts, 9.3 per game. They recorded a season-high 11 blocked shots in two of the last three games, Nov. 26 vs. San Diego State and Dec. 13 at the University of San Diego. The 11 blocks rank as the sixth most in UCSB history. In the game at USD, Jaimé Serna tied his careerhigh with five blocks. In 2010-11, The Gauchos set a school record with 133 swats, an average of 4.1 per game. Currently, they are on pace to surpass that mark. • A Historical Margin For Williams UCSB’s 89-56 win over Santa Clara on Dec. 15 set a standard for a Bob Williams-coached Gaucho team. The 33-point margin of victory was the widest since Williams’ arrived in Santa Barbara for the 1998-99 season. Prior to the 33-point win over the Broncos, the largest margin in the last 13 seasons -plus was 32 in an 88-56 win at Montana State on Nov. 13, 2006. The last time any UCSB team had a margin as large as 33 was on Dec. 6, 1997 in a 92-50 win over San Francisco State, a Division II program. Against a Division I opponent it goes back to Feb. 11, 1993 when the Gauchos beat Nevada, 93-60. That same season, on Dec. 19, 1992, they blasted St. Mary’s on the road, 79-37.

Assistant Coach: Kevin Bromley, 2nd Season Assistant Coach: Ryan Madry, 1st Season • Probable Starters - Quick Fact F 0 Jaimé Serna - Had career-high 22 points and tied his career-high with 5 blocks at USD. G 1 Nate Garth - Equaled his season-high with seven points at USD. F 21 James Nunnally - Scored in double-figures in all seven games this season. F 24 Christian Peterson - Walk-on has just 12 field goal attempts in 127 minutes. G 33 Orlando Johnson - Was scoreless in the first half at USD, a first in his UCSB career. • Probable Reserves - Quick Fact F 5 Keegan Hornbuckle - Played nine minutes in last two games after missing first five. G 10 Kyle Boswell - Leads UCSB in 3-point percentage at 46.2%. G 11 T.J.Taylor - Scored a career-high 10 points before fouling out on 11/30 vs. UNLV. F 12 Lewis Thomas - Played season-low two minutes at San Diego. F 15 Alan Williams - Logged two minutes at USD after not playing in UNLV game. F 20 Shawn Moore - Walk-on from Butte College has yet to play. F 32 John Green - Injury to left foot could sideline him for most, if not all, season. F 35 Taran Brown - Is expected to redshirt the 2011-12 season. G 43 Duke DaRe - Walk-on from De La Salle HS has yet to play in a game this season. C 55 Greg Somogyi - His put-back at the buzzer to end regulation sent UNLV game to OT. • Finally, The Gauchos Get The Banana UCSB’s win at the University of San Diego on Tuesday night came by the score of 65-61. The game was actually closer than that...sort of. Orlando Johnson was fouled intentionally with 0.6 seconds left and made both free throws for the final margin. The win was the Gauchos’ first close-call victory of the year and it came on the heels of consecutive heart-breaking losses when they were close, but didn’t seize the banana. On Nov. 26, UCSB lost a 76-75 overtime game to visiting San Diego State. On Nov. 30, UCSB lost to then-No. 18 UNLV in two overtimes, 94-88. The game against the Runnin’ Rebels was just the third multi-overtime game that a Bob Williams-coached Santa Barbara team has played and the first since an 89-80 win at Pepperdine on Nov. 21, 2006. On Dec. 6, 2000, UCSB defeated San Diego State in three overtimes, 80-67. That game was the longest in school history. Others have seemed longer, but that one truly was. • First Blowouts, Then Close Calls UCSB won its first four games (Chapman, Santa Clara, Westmont and Portland) by a combined 94 points, 23.5 per game. The last three games have been a different story. The largest margin of the three – a 94-88 loss to UNLV – came in double overtime. Overall, in the last three, the combined margins of victory (two wins by the opponents and one by the Gauchos) was 11 points, an average of 3.7 per game. • Playing The Percentages UCSB had a better field goal percentage in each of its first four games this season. In games five and six, however, the Gauchos made just a total of 54 out of 135 shots from the floor, 40.0%, and were outshot by San Diego State and UNLV. On Tuesday, they turned that stat back into a plus by making 24-of-48 shots, 50.0%, while the University of San Diego hit just 21-of-57, 36.8%. It was the fifth time in seven games that UCSB has made at least 47.3% of its shots and, perhaps more importantly, it was the fifth time in seven contests that an opponent has been below the 40.0% mark. In the other two games, Gaucho opponents made 40.5% and 45.8%. • Let Freedom Ring The Gauchos are making a season-high 71.3% of their free throws this season. In Tuesday’s at San Diego, they made 12-of-14 shots from the line for a season-best 85.7%. After making 76 out of 111 free throw attempts in the first four games, UCSB has taken it up a notch in the last three games as it has made 51 out of 67 attempts, 76.1%. In 2010-11, free throw shooting was one of the team’s real strengths as it made 459-of-610, 75.2%, a single-season figure that ranks tied for fifth in school history.


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