UC Irvine seeks home win against UCSB

UC Santa Barbara (4-1, 0-0) v UC Irvine (3-4, 0-0) Bren Events Center, Irvine, California; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM …

UC Santa Barbara (4-1, 0-0) versus UC Irvine (3-4, 0-0)

Bren Events Center, Irvine, California; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM: UC Irvine plans to beat UC Santa Barbara for the fifth straight year at the Bren Events Center. The last win for the gauchos at UC Irvine was a 76-60 win on January 30, 2016.

STEPPING UP: The dynamic JaQuori McLaughlin averages 18 points and six assists to lead the indictment for the gauchos. Amadou Sow also makes an important contribution with 12.5 points and six rebounds per game. The anteaters were led by Collin Welp, who averaged 11.4 points and 6.9 rebounds.

FUELING THE OFFENSE: McLaughlin has scored or supported 47 percent of all UC Santa Barbara field goals in the last three games. The Senior Guard scored 18 field goals and 17 assists in those games.

STREAK STATS: UC Irvine has won its last three home games averaging 108 points while giving up 54 points.

HAPPENING POINTS: The gauchos have recently used tools to make baskets more often than the anteaters. UC Irvine has provided 36 assists for 77 field goals (46.8 percent) in the last three games, while UC Santa Barbara has assisted 53 of 74 field goals (71.6 percent) in the last three games.

DID YOU KNOW THAT UC Santa Barbara ranks second among the Big West teams with an average of 87 points per game?

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