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TOP SPORTING EVENTS: FEBRUARY 10-21

Fresh off their first regular-season men’s volleyball victory at Pauley Pavilion since 2002, the UCSB’s Gauchos will try to make it a season sweep over UCLA on their home floor Friday night. The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match starts at 7 p.m. at Rob Gym.

The Gauchos (7-5 overall, 5-4 MPSF) defeated the Bruins (7-6, 2-5) in four games Wednesday night. The scores were 25-11, 25-23, 18-25, 27-25. Senior outside hitter Jeff Menzel led the UCSB attack with 17 kills. As a team, the Gauchos hit for a .409 percentage.

UCLA’s 19-time NCAA champions have dominated UCSB over the years – winning 116 of 147 matches – but the Gauchos defeated the Bruins in the Collegiate Invitational last month and will be going for a three-match winning streak Friday.

Tonight (Thur., Feb. 10) at the Thunderdome, the Gaucho women’s basketball team will try to loosen up a logjam in the Big West standings when it takes the floor against UC Irvine. Behind front-running Cal Poly (9-1), UCSB (6-4) is fighting for second place with UC Davis (7-4), UC Riverside (6-3) and Irvine (5-5). Riverside, which posted a startling 81-48 victory over the Gauchos last month, will visit the Thunderdome on Saturday afternoon.

The Big West men’s race is similarly tight, as UCSB (5-5) is tied for fourth with Pacific, a game out of second place (Cal Poly and Cal State Northridge at 6-4). The Gauchos will try to gain ground at Irvine and Riverside.

Both Westmont College and SBCC will be playing at home in Saturday night basketball double-headers.

Thursday, February 10

High school girls water polo – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.

High school girls basketball – Grace Brethren at Carpinteria, 6 p.m.

High school boys basketball – Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 7 p.m.

College women’s basketball – UC Irvine at UCSB, 7 p.m.

College men’s basketball – UCSB at UC Riverside, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 11

College softball – Gaucho Classic I: Western Kentucky at UCSB, 8:30 a.m.; Wichita State at UCSB, 3:15 p.m.

College baseball – Oregon Tech at Westmont, 2 p.m.

High school girls basketball – Providence Hall at Cate, 5 p.m.

High school boys basketball – Cornerstone Christian at Cate, 6:30 p.m.

College men’s volleyball – UCLA at UCSB, Rob Gym, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 12

College softball – Gaucho Classic I: Wichita State at UCSB, 8:30 a.m.; Western Kentucky at UCSB, 10:45 a.m.

College baseball – Oregon Tech at Westmont (2), 11 a.m.; Saddleback at SBCC (2), Pershing Park, 11 a.m.

College women’s basketball – UC Riverside at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Azusa Pacific at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.; Oxnard at SBCC, 7 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Oxnard at SBCC, 5 p.m.; UCSB at UC Irvine, 5:30 p.m.; Azusa Pacific at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 13

College softball – Gaucho Classic I: Seattle at UCSB, 11 a.m.

Monday, February 14

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, February 15

College baseball – L.A. Mission at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2 p.m.

College women’s basketball – The Master’s at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – The Master’s at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 16

High school girls water polo – CIF playoffs.

High school boys basketball – CIF playoffs.

College men’s basketball – Hancock at SBCC, 5 p.m.; Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 7 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Hancock at SBCC, 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 17

College baseball – British Columbia at Westmont, 2 p.m.

College softball – Bakersfield at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2:30 p.m.

High school girls soccer – CIF playoffs

High school girls basketball – CIF playoffs.

College women’s basketball – UCSB at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.

College men’s volleyball – BYU at UCSB, Rob Gym, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 18

College baseball – Irvine Valley at SBCC, Pershing Park, 1 p.m.; La Salle at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Menlo at Westmont, 2 p.m.

High school girls water polo – CIF playoffs.

High school boys soccer – CIF playoffs

High school boys basketball – CIF playoffs.

College men’s volleyball – BYU at UCSB, Rob Gym, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 19

College track & field – Westmont Quadrangular/Gaucho Roundup at Westmont, 10 a.m.

College baseball – Menlo at Westmont (2), 11 a.m.; La Salle at UCSB, 1 p.m.

College softball – Bakersfield at SBCC, Pershing Park, 12 p.m.

High school girls basketball – CIF playoffs.

College women’s basketball – Westmont at San Diego Christian, 7:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Boise State at UCSB, 7 p.m.; Westmont at San Diego Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 20

College baseball – La Salle at UCSB, 12 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Seattle at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Monday, February 21

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

FOR RUNNERS

Sunday, February 6 – Super Bowl 4 Miler, Stow Grove Park, 9 a.m. sbactionpro.com.

Sunday, February 27 – Independent Roses en la Playa 5K, Leadbetter Beach, 9 a.m. sbactionpro.com.

Saturday, March 5 – Shamrock 5 Miler, UCSB West Campus, 9 a.m. ucsbruns.com.

Saturday, April 2 – Montecito Half Marathon. active.com.

Saturday, April 16 – Chardonnay 10 Miler/5K, Loma Alta and Shoreline Drive, a.m. sbactionpro.com.

Saturday, April 30 – Gaucho Gallop, 10K/5K, UCSB Harder Stadium, 9 a.m. ucsbruns.com.



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