It was down to the buzzer when the UCSC Men's Basketball team slimed arch rivals Chapman University to win 44-43 on January 20 at the West Gym. The rainy night still drew a near-capacity crowd, including Chancellor George Blumenthal and Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway.

The two campus leaders left the game with an extra prize: personalized, framed Slug basketball jerseys that were presented to them during a game break. On hand for the courtside presentation of the honorary jerseys were Alumni Association council member and former Slug basketball team member Stephen Abreu (Kresge '00), Coach Gordy Johnson, and Athletics Director Linda Spradley.