Tuesday, April 23, 2024

How to watch UC Irvine Anteaters vs. UCSB Gauchos: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Thursday’s NCAA Basketball game

Halftime Report

Only one more half stands between UC Irvine and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead UCSB 46-29.

If UC Irvine keeps playing like this, they’ll bump their record up to 20-7 in no time. On the other hand, UCSB will have to make due with a 14-12 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who’s Playing

UCSB Gauchos @ UC Irvine Anteaters

Current Records: UCSB 14-11, UC Irvine 19-7

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bren Events Center — Irvine, California
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $28.00

What to Know

We’ve got another exciting Big West matchup on schedule as the UC Irvine Anteaters and the UCSB Gauchos are set to tip at 11:00 p.m. ET on February 22nd at Bren Events Center. UC Irvine will be looking to keep their 11-game home win streak (dating back to last season) alive.

Last Saturday, the Anteaters were able to grind out a solid victory over the Roadrunners, taking the game 77-71.

Meanwhile, UCSB came into Saturday’s matchup having lost three straight, but that streak is now in the rearview. They came out on top against the Warriors by a score of 77-71 on Saturday.

The Anteaters have been performing incredibly well recently as they’ve won 12 of their last 14 matchups, which provided a nice bump to their 19-7 record this season. As for the Gauchos, their victory ended a four-game drought at home and bumped them up to 14-11.

Thursday’s game is shaping up to be a masterclass in shooting: UC Irvine just can’t miss this season, having made 47% of their shots per game. However, it’s not like UCSB struggles in that department as they’ve made 49.4% of their shots this season. Given these competing strengths, it’ll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Looking forward, UC Irvine is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by ten points. This contest will be their 15th straight as the favorites (so far over this stretch they are 7-7 against the spread).


UC Irvine is a big 10-point favorite against UCSB, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 142.5 points.

See college basketball picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.

Series History

UC Irvine has won 6 out of their last 10 games against UCSB.

  • Feb 08, 2024 – UC Irvine 76 vs. UCSB 61
  • Feb 15, 2023 – UC Irvine 70 vs. UCSB 59
  • Jan 16, 2023 – UCSB 73 vs. UC Irvine 65
  • Mar 10, 2022 – UCSB 78 vs. UC Irvine 69
  • Feb 03, 2022 – UC Irvine 53 vs. UCSB 52
  • Mar 13, 2021 – UCSB 79 vs. UC Irvine 63
  • Dec 28, 2020 – UC Irvine 73 vs. UCSB 69
  • Dec 27, 2020 – UC Irvine 75 vs. UCSB 56
  • Feb 29, 2020 – UC Irvine 69 vs. UCSB 58
  • Feb 08, 2020 – UCSB 64 vs. UC Irvine 61

Related articles

Share article

Latest articles


Subscribe to stay updated.