UC San Diego, UC Irvine meet in conference game

UC San Diego (5-9, 2-9) v UC Irvine (13-8, 10-4) Bren Events Center, Irvine, California; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM …

UC San Diego (5-9, 2-9) versus UC Irvine (13-8, 10-4)

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

BOTTOM: UC San Diego visits UC Irvine in a Big West matchup. UC San Diego fell 80-55 at UC Irvine in their last game. UC Irvine took an 80:55 home win over UC San Diego in their last game.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: Collin Welp averaged 14.7 points and 7.5 rebounds to show the anteaters the way. Complementing Welp is Brad Greene, who averages 9.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. The Tritons are led by Toni Rocak, who averages 12.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. He’s also made 67.7 percent of his fouls this season.

WINLESS WHEN: UC San Diego is 0-8 if less than 71 points are scored and 5-1 if 71 or more points are scored.

WIN WHEN: UC Irvine is a perfect 8-0 if the team records eight or more steals. The anteaters are 5-8 if they steal the ball less than eight times.

DID YOU KNOW THAT: The UC Irvine defense has given their opponents only 63.4 points per game this season, placing the anteaters in 30th place among the Division I teams. UC San Diego’s offense averaged 69.7 points in 14 games (213 nationwide).

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