UC Riverside vs. Cal State Northridge: Full Game Preview

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UC Riverside vs. Cal State Northridge: Full Game Preview
UC Riverside
(3-10, 0-7 away)
CS Northridge
(9-4, 6-0 home)
Venue: Matador Gymnasium
10:05PM ET / 7:05PM PT, January 03, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UC Riverside C Harriel 10.7 T Johns 6.2 R Smith 2.4
CS Northridge S Hicks 18.4 S Hicks 8.5 J Greene 4.5

Cal State Northridge has a statistical edge over UC Riverside in a single key area, scoring, where the Matadors have the upper hand over the Highlanders, 80 pts/game to 57 pts/game. Last season, the Highlanders went 1-1 against the Matadors. Over the last four years, UC Riverside has a record of 3-5 against Cal State Northridge, and 2-2 at Matador Gymnasium.

Cal State Northridge StatSmack

  • The UC Riverside basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Cal State Northridge (67% vs 23%).
  • The UC Riverside steals leader (Chris Harriel) has more steals than the Cal State Northridge steals leader (Josh Greene).
  • Lucas Devenny is ranked 10th in the Big West in blocks.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. UC Riverside has come back to win after being down at half against Cal State Northridge 4 times since 2002.
  • UC Riverside is better under pressure, and has defeated Cal State Northridge in 4 out of the last 5 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • UC Riverside has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.433 to 0.426).
  • UC Riverside beat Cal State Northridge by 2 points the last time they played (Feb 22, 2012).
  • UC Riverside has a better scoring defense (65.3 allowed per game vs 73.5 allowed per game) than Cal State Northridge this season.
  • Chris Harriel is ranked 2nd in the Big West in steals.
  • Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. UC Riverside has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Cal State Northridge this season (Projected SOS Rank: #231 vs #253).
  • UC Riverside players are more experienced than Cal State Northridge players (6,917 minutes played vs 5,993 minutes played).
UCR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
D+ Chris Patton 26 10 6 1 1 1 2
D+ Chris Harriel 29 11 4 2 2 0 2
D+ Josh Fox 25 9 6 1 0 0 2
D Taylor Johns 18 5 6 0 1 1 1
D Robert Smith 30 9 3 2 1 0 3
D Lucas Devenny 21 2 6 1 0 1 1
D- Davin Guinn 21 5 4 1 1 0 2
D- Austin Quick 19 4 2 2 1 0 2
D- Dayton Boddie 12 3 2 1 1 0 1
F Steven Jones 9 3 1 1 0 0 0
F Tajai Johnson 7 2 0 0 0 0 1
F T.J. Burke 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Tre Owens 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
CSUN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Stephan Hicks 30 18 8 1 2 0 2
B Stephen Maxwell 26 12 7 1 1 0 2
B Josh Greene 31 13 3 4 2 0 2
C T. Hale-Edmerson 18 5 4 2 1 1 1
C Landon Drew 19 7 2 3 0 0 1
C Brandon Perry 17 8 4 1 1 1 1
C- T. Williams 16 5 3 2 0 1 1
C- Allan Guei 19 5 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Donovan Johnson 14 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Morgan Tilford 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Jordan Mitchell 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Lonnie Watson 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- Ilya Ilyayev 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Ian Clark 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Ishmael Godfrey 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
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