The UCSB Men's basketball team defeated the UC-Irvine Anteaters 65-56 in a Big West match up at the Bren Center, overcoming a 10-point deficit in the process. Chris Devine led the Gauchos with 19 points, while Will Brew, Jr. chipped in 14 points. Jesse Byrd led the Gauchos with 6 rebounds, despite limited minutes as he slowly works his way back into the rotation after a knee injury. Eric Wise and Brett Lauer led the Anteaters with 23 and 17 points, respectively.
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo visits the Gauchos for a Big West tussle at the Thunderdome on Saturday, February 14th at 7:00 pm.