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TOP SPORTING EVENTS: JANUARY 13-24

UCSB tries to square its Big West men’s basketball record tonight (Thu. Jan. 13) when the Gauchos face UC Irvine at the Thunderdome. Both teams are 1-2 in the conference. The Gauchos, 4-1 at home, will host UC Riverside on Saturday night.

Westmont College and SBCC will both be hosting men’s and women’s basketball games on Saturday.

Sixteen of the best girls water polo teams in the state will be playing in the Tournament of Champions at the Dos Pueblos and Santa Barbara High pools. Dos Pueblos, two-time defending CIF Division I champion, takes a 46-game winning streak into tonight’s warm-up match against San Clemente.

The Chargers will open the tournament at 12:30 p.m. Friday against Coronado from San Diego. Santa Barbara’s first game is at 3:30 p.m. against Vista. The championship game will be at 4:35 p.m. Saturday at Santa Barbara. Los Alamitos, Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar are among the other contenders for the title.

Thursday, January 13

High school girls basketball – Buena at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

High school girls water polo – Mater Dei at Santa Barbara, 5 p.m.; San Clemente at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

High school wrestling – Ventura at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.

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

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

Friday, January 14

High school girls water polo – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos, 12:30-7:30 p.m.

High school boys basketball – Thacher at Laguna Blanca, 6:30 p.m.; Buena at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Ventura at San Marcos, 7 p.m.; Grace Brethren at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 15

High school girls water polo – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos, 9 a.m.-4:35 p.m. (Championship final at Santa Barbara, Consolation final at Dos Pueblos).

College men’s basketball – Ventura at SBCC, 5 p.m.; UC Riverside at UCSB, 7 p.m.; San Diego Christian at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s basketball – UCSB at UC Riverside, 5 p.m.; San Diego Christian at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.; Ventura at SBCC, 7 p.m.

High school girls basketball – Louisville at Laguna Blanca, 5 p.m.; Providence Hall at San Marcos, 5:30 p.m.; Malibu at Cate, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, January 17

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

Tuesday, January 18

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

College women’s basketball – Fresno Pacific at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

High school girls basketball – La Reina at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.

High school boys soccer – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 5 p.m.

High school girls soccer – Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 5 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Fresno Pacific at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 19

High school boys basketball – Thacher at Cate, 4:30 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; Carpinteria at Bishop Diego, 7 p.m.

Thursday, January 20

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

High school boys soccer – Buena at Santa Barbara, 5 p.m.

High school girls soccer – Ventura at San Marcos, 5 p.m.

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

High school wrestling – Ventura at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

Friday, January 21

High school boys basketball – Santa Barbara vs. San Marcos at SBCC, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 22

High school boys basketball – Besant Hill at Laguna Blanca, 2 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Westmont at Concordia, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – UCSB at Cal State Fullerton, 6:05 p.m.; Westmont at Concordia, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, January 24

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

High school boys basketball – Ventura at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENT

Friday, January 28 – “A Night with an Angel,” dinner featuring L.A. Angels manager Mike Scioscia, Cabrillo Arts Center, 6 p.m. Benefit the UCSB Gaucho Fund to improve Caesar Uyesaka Stadium for the Gauchos and Santa Barbara Foresters. Reservations: Christina Beglas, 805-893-5372.

FOR RUNNERS

Saturday, January 29 – Romeo’s 4 Miler, UCSB Lagoon, 9 a.m. ucsbruns.com.

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.



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