A year ago at this time, the UCSB men’s basketball team was sitting at home after a last-place finish in the Big West, watching the conference tournament kick off in Anaheim. Just one year later, the Gauchos are the second seed heading into the tournament with first-year Head Coach Joe Pasternack at the helm. UCSB returns to the Big West tourney following a 6-22, 4-12 conference finish last season. It’s a remarkable turnaround, and one that seemed unlikely heading into this year’s campaign.
Sitting just a half game out of first place in the Big West, the UCSB men’s basketball team is staring down the most important week of the season to date. Two home games, the first against Long Beach State and the second against Cal Poly, will determine how the Gauchos enter the Big West Tournament and likely what seed they’ll hold. Only a week and a half ago, UCSB sat in the driver’s seat of the Big West.
After two games in which they shot a combined 32 percent from the field, the UCSB men’s basketball team needed to get their offense back in order. It seems they took a significant step in that direction on Saturday evening against Cal State Northridge. The Gauchos topped the Matadors 82-73 for their first win since in a week and a half, and cracked the 50 percent mark on field goals for the first time in just as long.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".