Crucial Conference Stretch Begins at Long Beach, CSUN

Megan Ormiston (Photo by Jeff Liang)
Megan Ormiston (Photo by Jeff Liang)
• The Schedule
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara at Long Beach State
Water Pyramid - Long Beach, Calif.
All-Time Record vs. the Beach: 53-30
Last Meeting: Feb. 23, 2019: at Long Beach State 62, UCSB 53
 
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara at CSUN
The Matadome - Northridge, Calif.
All-Time Record vs. the Matadors: 45-20
Last Meeting: Feb. 13, 2019: at UCSB 61, CSUN 60
 
• Live Streams Available for Both Games
The Gauchos' games against Long Beach State and CSUN will be livestreamed on BigWest.TV, produced by the respective home institutions. Both streams are linked above and are also accessible on the women's basketball schedule page.
 
• Audio Broadcast Available
This week's games will also be broadcast live on UCSBGauchos.com. Sports Information Director
Arthur Wilkie will handle the play-by-play for the Gauchos' travels to both venues. Links to the broadcasts are available above or on the women's basketball schedule page.
 
• The Gaucho Rewind: Gamedays 21 and 22
G21: UCSB 67, UC Irvine 57 - The Gauchos handily controlled their matchup with the Anteaters throughout, as Ila Lane registered a new career-high of 25 points and matched her career-high of 20 rebounds, while Danae Miller added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Coco Miller surpassed 300 career assists with seven helpers on the night as the squad rebounded from its loss at Davis.
 
G22: Hawai'i 63, UCSB 51 - UCSB put together a frustrating showing against the league's second-best team, scoring 21 points in the first quarter but just 31 the rest of the way. Ila Lane recorded her second-straight 20-plus point performance and 13th double-double of the season, while Coco Miller had 19 points. Hawai'i claimed the lead in the second quarter and shut down UCSB to drop the Gauchos to 4-5 in conference play.
 
• Scouting the Opposition: Long Beach State
The Beach enters this gameweek sitting in third place in the Big West, with a 5-4 record enough to keep them just above the muddled middle of the pack. Long Beach was 5-2 to start the conference season, but their two most recent road games have resulted in 20-plus point blowouts against Hawai'i and Cal Poly. However, at home they have yet to lose, with wins against Cal Poly, CSUN, Hawai'i, and UC Riverside under their belt.
 
• Scouting the Opposition: CSUN
CSUN has lost its last three in a row and four of its last five entering this week. Before taking on the Gauchos, the Matadors play at Hawai'i on Thursday night. De'Jionau Calloway leads the team in scoring with 14.1 points per game, and she also has the highest rebounds per game average of 8.1 per contest.
 
• Gauchos in the NCAA rankings
A pair of Gauchos rank in the top 30 in the NCAA across several statistical categories. Coco Miller has the fourth-best assist-to-turnover ratio in the country with a 3.04 mark. Ila Lane has the second-most total rebounds in the country (286), second-highest rebounds per game average (13.0), third highest defensive rebounds per game mark (9.3), tenth-most double-doubles (13), and the 25th-best field goal percentage (56.6%).
 
Coco Miller Surpasses 1,000-Point Mark, 300 Assists
In the game against Pacific on December 5, Coco Miller's triple with 7:39 left in regulation made her the 27th member of the 1,000-point club in program history in her 102nd career game. She became the first to surpass the mark since both Nicole Nesbit and Melissa Zornig completed the feat in 2014. In the Gauchos' game against UC Irvine on Feb. 5, she also cleared 300 career assists with seven in the matchup against the Anteaters.
 
• Henrickson Hits 400
With UCSB's 75-66 win at Fullerton on Jan. 25, head coach Bonnie Henrickson earned her 400th career win. Now in her 23rd season, Henrickson has enjoyed a successful career across three different schools and four different conferences.
 
• Shining in the Spotlight
Ila Lane was named the Big West Player of the Week for the second time in her career on Feb. 10, following a week in which she averaged 22.5 points and 17.5 rebounds per contest.