The UCSB Men's basketball team lost to CSU-Northridge 62-57 in a Big West match up, once again squandering a double-digit lead in the process. Jesse Byrd is slowly working his way back into the rotation after a knee injury, and led the visiting Gauchos with 11 points, as Will Brew, Jr. added 10 points, and Chris Devine chipped in 9 points and 5 rebounds. The Matadors prevailed despite missing their senior backcourt duo of Deon Tresvant and Josh Jenkins. However, Rodrique Mels picked up the slack with 19 points.
UC-Davis visits the Gauchos in the Thunderdome Saturday at 7 pm.