Gauchos Set For Thanksgiving Weekend Tournament in Reno

Lauren Lee (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Lauren Lee (Photo by Tony Mastres)
• The Schedule
2019 Nugget Classic in Reno, Nev.
All games hosted at Lawlor Events Center
Games listed are games that UCSB is scheduled to or could play in, listed chronologically.
 
Nugget Classic Game 2
Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara vs Stephen F. Austin
All-Time Record vs. the Ladyjacks: 2-0
Last Meeting: at UCSB 75, Stephen F. Austin 55 (12/7/2001)
 
Nugget Classic Game 3
Sunday, Dec. 1 at 11:00 a.m.
UC Santa Barbara OR Stephen F. Austin vs Chicago State
All-Time Record vs. the Cougars: First meeting
 
Nugget Classic Game 4
Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara OR Stephen F. Austin at Nevada
All-Time Record vs. the Wolfpack: 17-6
Last Meeting: at Nevada 71, UCSB 58 (11/14/2014)
 
• Live Stream Available for Both Games
Live broadcasts of all games at the 2019 Nugget Classic will be livestreamed on the Mountain West Network and produced by Nevada. The broadcast links are available above or on the women's basketball schedule page.
 
• Audio Stream Available for Both Games
Additionally, audio-only broadcasts are available for both of the games involving UCSB this weekend on UCSBGauchos.com. Sports Information Director Arthur Wilkie will deliver the play-by-play for Friday's game against Stephen F. Austin. If the Gauchos are to play Chicago State on Sunday, Doug Greenwald will have the call on UCSBGauchos.com, but if they are to play Nevada, his broadcast will be available on TuneIn Radio. Click above for links or head to the women's basketball schedule page.
 
• The Gaucho Rewind: Gamedays 5 and 6
G5: Cal Baptist 85, UCSB 81 (2OT) - In a thrilling, back-and-forth contest, the Gauchos ultimately succumbed to a barrage of Lancer three-pointers to fall in double overtime. Ila Lane registered a monster 24 point, 20 rebound performance for her third-straight double-double, while Danae Miller put up 25 points.
 
G6: UCSB 64, San Diego State 52 - The Gauchos took control of their matchup with the Aztecs in the second half, propelled by Tal Sahar's career-high 21 points. Aliceah Hernandez showed she's well and truly back with her best offensive performance of the season (12 points, 4-6 3PT), and Ila Lane secured her fourth double-double in a row.
 
• Scouting the Opposition: Stephen F. Austin
The Ladyjacks are 2-2 after having played just four games so far this season. They began the year with close wins at Tulsa and against Alcorn State, but the lost at home to UCF and away at Oklahoma. Stephanie Visscher leads the way with 15.8 points per game, while Aiyana Johnson holds the team lead in rebounds with 8.3 per game.
 
• Scouting the Opposition: Chicago State
The Cougars are winless in all six of their games this season, and they haven't played in any close games. In fact, their smallest margin of defeat is 28 points, with their worst coming in their last game against Green Bay, a 56 point loss. Tyeshia Bowers had 14 points in that defeat, and Ines Mata Boix brought down 14 boards.
 
• Scouting the Opposition: Nevada
Nevada hold the best record of any team at the tournament, sporting a 3-1 mark through four games played. Rebounding from a 12-19 season, the Wolfpack have secured impressive wins over 2018 WNIT participants Saint Mary's and victories over Sacramento State and away at Utah Valley. Their most recent game ended in an 80-75 defeat at Portland State. Nevada averages 74 points a game, led by Essence Booker with 15.3 points per game. Marguerite Effa is the team's top rebounder, averaging 7.3 per matchup. The Wolfpack are conservative from the three-point line, putting up just 51 attempts throughout the season.
 
• She Can't Stop Getting Double-Doubles
Freshman center Ila Lane has impressively put together four-straight games with a double-double. With her 20-rebound performance at Cal Baptist, she set the record for most rebounds in a single-game by a freshman and landed in a tie for seventh place on the program's individual single-game rebounds list.
 
Coco Miller Named to Preseason All-Conference List
Redshirt senior guard Coco Miller was selected to the Preseason All-Big West team in October. In 30 contests last season, Miller averaged 12.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. In conference play, she played 35.6 minutes per game, third amongst preseason all-conference nominees behind teammate Danae Miller (37.3) and Marina Ewodo of UC Riverside (36.5). At the conclusion of last year's campaign, she was named to the All-Big West second team alongside Danae Miller.