December 30, 2014
Missionaries Defeat Banana Slugs
UC Santa Cruz would trail 14-0 after the first five minutes and would not recover as Whitman College would cruise to a 72-49 victory over UC Santa Cruz on Sunday in Kaiser Permanente Arena.

December 13, 2014
Banana Slugs Beat Beavers
Corey Cilia made a jumper with fifty three seconds left in regulation to tie the game and the Banana Slugs held California Institute of Technology to only three points in overtime for a 60-56 victory Saturday in Pasadena.

December 12, 2014
Kingsmen Crown Banana Slugs
UC Santa Cruz was outscored by sixteen and allowed forty-five points in the second half as the Banana Slugs lost 75-61 to California Lutheran University on Friday.

December 9, 2014
Jared Ponce Named Association of Division III Independents Student- Athlete of the Month for November
The Association of Division III Independents named University of California Santa Cruz men’s basketball junior guard Jared Ponce, its Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of November.

December 7, 2014
Banana Slugs End Washington Trip with Loss
Pacific Lutheran University would jump out to a 10-2 lead and would cruise to a 67-46 win over UC Santa Cruz in Tacoma.

December 5, 2014
Loggers Hand Banana Slugs Fourth Consecutive Loss
University of Puget Sound would score forty in the second half as the Loggers won 65-52 in Tacoma. The game was the first game on the road for the Banana Slugs of the 2014-2015 season.

November 29, 2014
Red Men Edge Banana Slugs in Overtime
Jared Ponce scored thirteen points but the Banana Slugs could not overcome the Red Men of Carthage College as the Red Men won 54-53 in overtime. The game was a part of the UCSC Thanksgiving Classic at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

November 28, 2014
Ponce receives Association of Division III Independents men’s basketball
University of California Santa Cruz junior guard Jared Ponce (Chino Hills, Calif.) has been awarded the Association of Division III Independents men’s basketball Player of the Week.

November 28, 2014
Panthers Overwhelm Banana Slugs
UC Santa Cruz shot a chilly 29.1% from the field and UC Santa Cruz lost the first game of the UCSC Thanksgiving Classic to fellow NCAA Division III opponent Chapman University 68-37.

November 25, 2014
Ponce receives Association of Division III Independents men’s basketball Player of the Week award
University of California Santa Cruz junior guard Jared Ponce (Chino Hills, Calif.) has been awarded the Association of Division III Independents men’s basketball Player of the Week.

November 23, 2014
Ponce’s Twenty-Three Leads Slugs Past Wildcats
Jared Ponce scored a game high twenty three points and UC Santa Cruz split their two games of the weekend long Holiday Inn Express Classic with a 59-50 win over Linfield College.

November 21, 2014
Whittier’s Threes Pens Win Against UC Santa Cruz
UC Santa Cruz started their second tournament of the season Friday as they took fellow NCAA Division III member Whittier College.

November 17, 2014
Banana Slugs Beat Bulldogs In Overtime
UC Santa Cruz played their second game of the season Monday afternoon at Kaiser Permanente Arena against the University of Redlands.

November 15, 2014
Crusaders Defeat Banana Slugs in Season Opener
UC Santa Cruz began their 2014-2015 regular season schedule Saturday afternoon as they took on fellow NCAA Division III opponent University of Dallas.

September 5, 2014
Slugs Announce Elite Prospect Camp Dates
UC Santa Cruz men's basketball will be hosting Elite Prospect Basketball Camps on Saturday, September 20th; Sunday, October 5th; and Saturday, October 11th. Each camp will be from 9:30am - 1:00pm and is $100 per player.

September 5, 2014 profiles James Townsend
One person can make a difference. Yes, label it bromidic and mindful of a Hallmark Movie of the Week offering, but it's flesh and blood real in this case: one good human being, make that a very good individual, came into Jamie Townsend's 10-year-old life and became the catalyst to discard a bleak future for one that now has no limits.

July 22, 2014
Townsend, Wells, Ponce named to Independent Conference Team
The UC Santa Cruz Men's Basketball team, a member of the NCAA DIII Independent Conference, received three individual awards for the 2013-14 season.

July 11, 2014
Slugs announce new additions to the basketball program
Men's Basketball announce 11 new additions to the program. See below for the full details

March 3, 2014
Men's Basketball Elite Prospect Camp
UC Santa Cruz basketball will be hosting an Elite Prospect Basketball Camp on Saturday, May 17th as well as Sunday May, 18th.

February 25, 2014
Slugs Battle in Texas
The UCSC Men's Basketball team finished the season with a road trip to Texas for 3 games.

February 13, 2014
Oaks Defeat Slugs 76-48
UC Santa Cruz played their first game in a week and a half on Thursday night as they took NAIA member Menlo College in Atherton. The Oaks used a strong defensive performance in the second half for a 76-48 win.

February 8, 2014
Slugs Basketball are Grateful to Alumni
The UCSC Men's Basketball team hosted former Men's Basketball Alumni at the WFH Saturday February 8th.

February 2, 2014
Tigers Beat Slugs in Overtime
UC Santa Cruz finished up the second night of a back-to-back as they took on NCAA Division III opponent Occidental College. The Tigers won the game 86-82 in overtime.

February 1, 2014
Slugs Slide By Leopards on Senior Night
UC Santa Cruz honored Spencer Wells Saturday afternoon at Kaiser Permanente Arena. Wells is the lone senior for the 2013-2014 Slugs.

January 30, 2014
Slugs Battle Leopards in Final Home Game of the Season
Come out and enjoy an exciting NCAA Men’s Basketball game as the Slugs play their last home game of the season.

January 18, 2014
Slugs Lose a Close One at Pomona Pitzer
Sophomore guard Jared Ponce had 29 points on 10-17 shooting, but UC Santa Cruz fell to Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Basketball team, 89-83.

January 11, 2014
Men's Basketball Team Honors UC Santa Cruz Community Members
The Slug Men’s Basketball team honored UC Santa Cruz Faculty and Staff members with a brief ceremony prior their game against Cal Maritime.

January 2, 2014
The Slugs end Whittier’s winning streak, with third win of the season
The UCSC Men’s Basketball team ended their losing streak today; as they went on to defeat the Whittier Poets, 74-66, at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

December 16, 2013
Life lessons and a fast break for success
For UCSC student James Townsend, basketball not only provided lessons in hard work, perseverance, and self control—it was also his ticket off the streets

November 29, 2013
Slugs lose the game in the Second Half to the Saghens 84-76
The UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs were defeated by the Pomona-Pitzer Saghens 84-75.

November 23, 2013
Slugs lose a heartbreaker to St. Vincent 61-52 in the Championship Game of the Hilton Slugs Tournament
The UC Santa Cruz men’s basketball team lose to the St. Vincent Bearcats 61-52. The game look closer than what the score projects as the teams were tied 24-24 at half time.

November 22, 2013
The Men’s Basketball Banana Slugs defeat the Linfield Wildcats to advance in the Hilton Winter Slugs Tournament.
The UC Santa Cruz Men’s Basketball Team beat the Linfield Wildcats 60-54 to advance in the Hilton Winter Slugs Tournament at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

November 17, 2013
Behind Berkness’s first start of the season, Slugs win by 29 points, 79-56 over the Pioneers.
UC Santa Cruz earned its first victory of the season with a win over Pacific Union, at the Hotel Paradox Opening Weekend Kickoff at Kaiser Permanente Arena last Sunday.

November 16, 2013
The Slugs lose Home opener to the Kingsmen
In their home opener, at Kaiser Permanente Arena, the UCSC Men’s Basketball Team unfortunately lose to the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen 66-55 in the Hotel Paradox Opening weekend.

November 12, 2013
Tickets for Slug Basketball Now Available
Calling all Basketball fans! Tickets for Slug Basketball games are now available though Santa Cruz Basketball website.

November 5, 2013
The Santa Cruz Warriors and University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) have finalized an agreement to bring UCSC men’s and women’s basketball to Kaiser Permanente Arena for the 2013-14 regular season.

September 13, 2013
Men's Basketball Camp on October 6th, from 1-3pm
A Basketball Camp will be held Sunday, October 6th, 2013 at UC Santa Cruz Westfield House from 1-3PM.

August 3, 2013
UCSC Men's Basketball announces new blog
Visit the slugs basketball blog to learn more and stay connected with whats happening with the slug basketball program.

March 13, 2013
Association of Division III Independents Names 2013 All-Independent Men’s Basketball Teams
University of Maine-Presque Isle center Patrick Manifold, who led the Owls in scoring and rebounding, headlines the 2013 All-Independent Men’s Basketball teams announced today by the Association of Division III Independents.

February 13, 2013
Men’s Basketball Honors Faculty in Win Over Pacific Union
The Men’s Basketball team honored 11 members of the UC Santa Cruz faculty as a part of the first annual faculty-appreciation night.

January 31, 2013
Grateful Slug Night a Success
The UC Santa Cruz Mens Basketball team hosted William Jessup University Thursday night as part of their first annual Grateful Slug night.

January 5, 2013
Slugs Fall at Menlo College
UC Santa Cruz traveled to Menlo College Saturday night, losing to the Oaks 85-71 in front of a packed home crowd.

December 11, 2012
James Townsend Earns All Tournament Honors
The UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs traveled to Redlands, CA this past weekend to take part in the Lee Fullmer Tournament hosted by the University of Redlands.

November 19, 2012
Slugs Return from Season Opening Road Trip
The UC Santa Cruz Men’s basketball team opened their 2012-13 season with a Road trip to Portland, Oregon for the Bon Appetite Classic.

October 9, 2012
Men's Basketball Volunteer for th Capitola Mermaid Triathlon and Duathlon
The Slug Men’s Basketball team volunteered for the Capitola Mermaid Triathlon and Duathlon on Saturday October 6th.

September 26, 2012
Slugs Complete First of Two Elite Camps
The UC Santa Cruz Men’s Basketball team hosted 12 High School prospects Saturday at the first of two Elite Camps running this fall.

September 9, 2012
Head Coach Ron Dubois Hires Staff
UC Santa Cruz Head Men’s Basketball coach Ron DuBois has hired Kyle Bossier and Joe DuBois as assistant coaches for the 2012-13 season.

September 6, 2012
Slugs Unveil 2012-13 Schedule
The UC Santa Cruz Men’s Basketball team has announced their schedule for the 2012-13 season.

August 7, 2012
UC Santa Cruz men's basketball: Slugs name former NBA assistant DuBois new coach
Former NBA assistant Ron DuBois will take over as coach of the NCAA Division III UC Santa Cruz men's basketball team. The school quietly made the news public by adding his name and a short biography on the team page of the school's athletic website Monday.

February 4, 2012
Chapman Drops 90 Points in Win
After Chapman University and UC Santa Cruz split their first two games this season, Chapman erupted to score a 90-58 victory over the Slugs, shooting almost 52% from the field and a very impressive 58.3% from behind the arc. On Youth Basketball Night at the Hutton Center on the Chapman University campus, the gym rocked with over 2000 fans including 300 youth basketball players. In attendance at the game was John Saintignon, the Slugs all time leading scorer.

January 28, 2012
Slugs Down UC Merced
Holding home court once again, the UC Santa Cruz men's team went to 5-0 at the Slug Dome this season with a convincing 74-52 victory over the UC Merced Bobcats. In doing so, the Slugs went to 12-9 for the season, the earliest the Slugs have ever had 12 wins in the history of the program.

January 27, 2012
Chancellor and EVC are Honored During Chapman Game

January 27, 2012
Slugs continue to stay perfect at the Dome
UC Santa Cruz rolled to a 77-49 victory over the Pacifica Gladiators to run their record to 11-9 for the season. In doing so, they tied the school record for most rebounds in a single game. Opening with a Brent Jacobs dunk 13 seconds into the game, the Slugs scored the first eight points and kept rolling from there.

January 22, 2012
Speedy Slugs Outrun Bobcats at Merced
Outside Hosteltler Court at UC Merced, there was a mild drizzle. Inside, Sam Allen was raining threes as he hit five to lead the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs to a comfortable 76-71 victory over the UC Merced Bobcats. With the victory, the Slugs ran their record to 10-9. In doing so, Santa Cruz is about .500 for the season in January for the first time since January of 1998, the last time the Slugs finished about .500 for a season, 13-12. In Friday night's narrow victory over Chapman, the Slugs won playing a slow, deliberate style. On Sunday afternoon, the men from Cruz showed why most teams choose not to run with them.

January 20, 2012
Slugs Defeat Chapman in a Nailbiter
There is no place like home: Slugs stay perfect at Slug Dome On a dark and stormy night, the near capacity crowd and the swarming UC Santa Cruz defense pulled off the perfect storm as the Slugs beat Chapman 44-43 in a game that was not decided until Brandon Lins highly contested shot glazed off the side of the back board and fell harmlessly to the floor as the buzzer sounded.

January 16, 2012
Slugs And Hawks Battle Till The End At Holy Names
In a hard fought, fast paced game Monday night played in front of a noisy crowd in Tobin Gymnasium on the Holy Names campus, the Holy Names Hawks barely outlasted the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, 75-73. In the first half, the Hawks roared out to a 10-point lead, 17-7 in the first four minutes.

December 30, 2011
Slugs Get Win Over American Sports University
Freshman Aron West and senior Brent Jacobs both 10 points to help lead UC Santa Cruz to a 87-54 victory over American Sports University in the third place game at the Purple and Gold Classic at Whittier College.

December 29, 2011
Keelhaulers Sink UC Santa Cruz's Comeback Effort
In a first round game of the Purple and Gold Poet Classic at Whittier College, Cal State Maritime Academy defeated the Banana Slugs 69-61. The Slugs took their only lead of the game, 2-0, just over a minute into the game on a short Brent Jacobs jumper.

December 18, 2011
Santa Cruz Defeats Cal Lu
For the second night in a row, the Slugs shot 50% from the field and held their opponents to less than 35% as Santa Cruz defeated Cal Lutheran 60-50 to run their record to 5-6 for the season. In doing so, the Slugs went undefeated to capture the SCIAC Classic for the second time in three years. Cal Lutheran took their only lead just 32 seconds into the game on a tip in by Aaron Van Klaveren.

December 10, 2011
Jacobs Soars Over The Oaks
With five Slugs scoring in double figures, UC Santa Cruz was able to outscore Menlo College 83-73 in the home opener at the Slug Dome. Led by Brent Jacobs making 10 out of 12 shots in the paint, the men from Cruz were able to outscore the Menlo Oaks 48 to 30 in the paint to run their record to 3-5 for the season.

December 7, 2011
Preview for game vs. Menlo College December 10

December 3, 2011
Slugs Get Fourth in the Lee Fulmer Memorial Tournament
During the third-place game, Chapman University and UC Santa Cruz battled it out in an evenly matched contest. Neither team found its rhythm for quite some time until the Panthers broke a 19-all tie at the two-minute mark on a sophomore forward Nick Dragovich (La Crescenta, CA) lay-up. Chapman mustered a halftime lead of three points, which eventually stood up for the 74-65 win.

December 3, 2011
Slugs Beat the Kingsmen
For the second time this season, UC Santa Cruz was able to defeat Cal Lutheran by 10 points, this time winning 61-51 before the home crowd at the Slug Dome. Down 2-0 before the game even started due to a technical foul for a dunk during warm ups, the Slugs Jamien Jones tied the game up 29 seconds into the game on two free throws of his own. The early action in the game would account for five ties in the first seven minutes with both teams taking a slight lead.

December 2, 2011
Slugs Fall to Redlands in Semi-Finals of Lee Fulmer Memorial Tournament
In the second round of the Fulmer tournament, University of Redlands beat UC Santa Cruz 92-76 in front of an active home crowd. Redlands will play Pomona Pitzer for the tournament championship while the Slugs will face long time nemesis, Chapman in the third place game at 5:30pm.

December 2, 2011
Slugs Lose to William Jessup in Overtime
The first game of 2012 had a slow start, a great middle and a poor finish as the Slugs dropped an overtime game to William Jessup University, 83-73, Down right away, Santa Cruz got its first lead of the New Year, 14-13 on a Spencer Wells three with just fewer than 12 minutes left in the first half.

November 20, 2011
Slugs Victorious in Walla Walla
The Drought is over in Eastern Washington. For the first time in school history, the University of California Santa Cruz Banana Slugs won a game in Washington against a team from Washington. Playing back-to-back games for the first time all season, the Banana Slugs came home with a 76-67 victory.

November 19, 2011
Slugs Zoned Out by Whitman
Sometimes you are in the zone and sometimes you are not. For most of the night, the Whitman Missionaries played a zone defense, completely shutting down the Slugs offense as Whitman won their first game of the year 68-56. Early on, Santa Cruz worked inside out very well to take an early lead. Spencer Wells dropped in a three off of a Tyler Hunt assist to score the first Slug basket.

November 17, 2011
Men's Basketball Falls To Whitworth
On a cold night in the Pacific Northwest, the Slugs shooting matched the weather. UCSC shot an ice cold 38% to lose to the #12 ranked Whitworth Pirates, 70-54. This drops UC Santa Cruz to 0-2 while Whitworth improves to 1-0.

November 15, 2011
Santa Cruz Slugs It Out With Division I UC Davis
In the end, the taller Division 1 UC Davis Aggies slipped by the Division III UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs 84-78 at The Pavilion on the Davis campus. However, for most of the game, there did not appear to be a difference in NCAA division or talent.

November 5, 2011
Santa Cruz Wins Exhibition Game Over Academy of the Arts
For senior Sam Allen, the comfortable confines of Kezar Pavillion led to a career high night as he helped lead the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs to an 82-68 exhibition victory over the Academy of Art University, a NCAA Division II programs. The Slugs were able to hold off the San Francisco program with scholarships and Division I kickbacks.