The UCSB Men's basketball team put together two solid halves and defeated the UC-Riverside Highlands 66-53 in a Big West Conference game at the Thunderdome. James Nunnally once again led the Gauchos with 15 points and 4 assists, while DJ Posley contributed 11 points and 4 assists. Chris Devine led the Gauchos with 10 rebounds. Kyle Austin and Javon Borum led the Highlanders with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Up next are the visiting Long Beach State 49ers, as they invade the Thunderdome for the last Big West regular season game. The Gauchos have the ability to secure the all-important 4th seed in next week's Big West Tournament if they win that game, and if UC-Irvine defeats CSU-Fullerton Saturday evening. The Gauchos square off against the 49ers at 7 pm this Saturday.