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USC-UCSB Volleyball in Thunderdome


TOP SPORTING EVENTS: FEBRUARY 5-13

It was a good night Thursday for UCSB’s basketball teams. The Gaucho men went to Stockton and knocked off Big West leader Pacific for the second time this season, 61-48, ending the Tigers’ 16-game winning streak at Spanos Center. Pacific (7-2 in the conference, 14-7 overall) saw its lead over the Gauchos (7-3, 12-8) slip to a half game.

At the Thunderdome, the Gaucho women held Pacific to eight first-half points and romped to a 71-34 victory. It was UCSB’s largest margin of victory over the Tigers and the most lopsided win in second-year coach Lindsay Gottlieb’s career. “It gives us confidence,” said Gottlieb, whose Gauchos (5-4, 8-13) will host UC Davis (6-2, 14-7) at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Westmont College split a pair of basketball games in Irvine against Concordia. The Warrior men had an 11-point halftime lead over Concordia, the No. 4-ranked NAIA team, but the Eagles rallied to win 84-77. Westmont held off Concordia in the women’s game, 72-71. The Warriors will be home Saturday against Hope International.

The Thunderdome will be the site of tonight’s volleyball match between UCSB and No. 2-ranked USC. It will start at 7:30 p.m. The Gauchos recently scored road wins over defending national champion UC Irvine and Stanford, but at Robertson Gym on Wednesday they lost a five-set heartbreaker to Pepperdine, 23-30, 26-30, 30-22, 30-28, and 15-13.

The Rincon Classic surfing contest, originally scheduled this weekend, has been postponed to Feb. 20-21. The local sports menu is still busy the next nine days.

Friday, February 5

Boxing – ShoBox bouts at Santa Ynez Chumash Casino Resort, 5:30 p.m. Featured: Heavyweights Chris Green vs. Emad Ali.

High school boys soccer – Oaks Christian at Bishop Diego, 3:15 p.m.; Malibu at Carpinteria, 5 p.m.

High school boys basketball – Laguna Blanca at Cate, 6:30 p.m.; St. Bonaventure at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.

High school girls basketball – Cate at Laguna Blanca, 6:30 p.m.

College men’s volleyball – USC at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 6

College track & field – Westmont, Cal Lutheran, SBCC non-scoring meet, La Playa Stadium, 10 a.m.

High school wrestling – Channel League Championships at Dos Pueblos, 10 a.m.

College baseball – UCSB Alumni Game at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium: Home run derby, 12 p.m. Alumni vs. UCSB, 1 p.m.

High school boys soccer – Laguna Blanca at Cate, 2 p.m.

High school girls soccer – Cate at Laguna Blanca, 2 p.m.

College women’s basketball – UC Davis at UCSB, Thunderdome, 2 p.m.; Hope International at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – UCSB at UC Davis, 7 p.m.; Hope International at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

High school boys basketball – Bishop (La Jolla) at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 7

College women’s tennis – Cal State Bakersfield at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Monday, February 8

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

High school boys soccer – Oak Park at Bishop Diego, 3:15 p.m.

High school boys basketball – Bishop Diego at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.

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

Tuesday, February 9

College baseball – Glendale at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2 p.m.

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

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

High school girls soccer – Grace Brethren at Bishop Diego, 3:15 p.m.; Buena at Santa Barbara, 5 p.m.; Laguna Blanca at Dos Pueblos, 5 p.m.; St. Bonaventure at Carpinteria, 5 p.m.

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

High school girls basketball – Malibu at Bishop Diego, 7 p.m.

College women’s basketball – California Baptist at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s volleyball – Golden West at SBCC, 7 p.m.

College men’s basketball – California Baptist at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10

College softball – L.A. Mission at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2:30 p.m.

High school boys soccer – Dunn at Cate, 3 p.m.

High school girls soccer – Oaks Christian at Carpinteria, 5 p.m.

High school girls water polo – Ventura at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.; Carpinteria at Cate, 3:15 p.m.

High school boys basketball – Thacher at Cate, 4:30 p.m.; Dunn at Laguna Blanca, 5:30 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Ventura at SBCC, 5 p.m.; California Baptist at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Ventura at SBCC, 7 p.m.; California Baptist at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 11

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

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

High school girls basketball – Bishop Diego at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 12

High school boys basketball – Ojai Valley at Cate, 4:30 p.m.

High school girls basketball – Thacher at Laguna Blanca, 6:30 p.m.

College lacrosse – Santa Barbara Shootout at SBCC La Playa Stadium: UCLA vs. Michigan, 5 p.m.; SBCC vs. Marymount, 6:30 p.m.; Colorado vs. Texas, 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

College baseball – Antelope Valley at SBCC, Pershing Park, 12 p.m.

College women’s basketball – UCSB at Long Beach State, 4 p.m.; Westmont at The Master’s, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Long Beach State at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.; Westmont at The Master’s, 7:30 p.m.

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