Cal State Bakersfield (11-7, 7-4) v UC Irvine (10-5, 7-1) Bren Events Center, Irvine, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM …
Cal State Bakersfield (11-7, 7-4) vs UC Irvine (10-5, 7-1)
Bren Events Center, Irvine, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal State Bakersfield seeks revenge on UC Irvine after dropping the first matchup in Irvine. The teams last played against each other on February 5, when the anteaters left Cal State Bakersfield behind with 43.4 to 39.3 percent and made 14 more fouls on the way to a 17-point win.
BIG MEN ON THE CAMPUS: UC Irvine’s Collin Welp averaged 12.9 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Brad Greene averaged 10.9 points and 7.7 rebounds. For the Roadrunner, Taze Moore averaged 11 points and four rebounds, while Justin Edler-Davis averaged 9.7 points and four rebounds.
CLAMPING DOWN: The Anteaters have only dropped 56.1 points per game in eight conference games, an improvement over 71.6 points per game they tried giving up in the non-conference game and has gone 2 for 5 in the last three games. He’s also implemented 81.8 percent of his fouls this season.
PERFECT WHEN: The anteaters are 6-0 if they have eight or more steals and 4: 5 if they get below that mark. The roadrunners are 5-0 if they spin the ball 11 times or less and 6-7 if the team exceeds that total.
STREAK SCORING: UC Irvine has won its last eight home games averaging 84.6 points while giving up 54.1 points.
DID YOU KNOW: Both Cal State Bakersfield and UC Irvine are at the forefront of the Big West when it comes to offensive rebounds. The Roadrunners rank first among conference teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 39.9, 13.9 offensive boards per game. The Anteaters rank second with an offensive rebound percentage of 36.3, 12.5 per game.
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