UC Santa Barbara vs. Pacific: Full Game Preview

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UC Santa Barbara vs. Pacific: Full Game Preview
UC Santa Barbara
(5-9, 1-7 away)
Pacific
(7-7, 4-2 home)
Venue: Spanos Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UC Santa Barbara A Williams 17.4 A Williams 10.2 N Garth 4.0
Pacific L McCloud 11.5 S Taku 4.2 L McCloud 3.6

In their last outing, behind 20 points and 8 rebounds from Sama Taku, the Tigers defeated UC Davis 74-64 on January 5th. He is averaging 8.3 points per game while also contributing a team-high 4.2 rebounds per game. For the Gauchos, Michael Bryson put up 15 points in the 77-70 loss to Long Beach State on January 5th. He contributes 2.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 5.1 points per game.

UC-Santa Barbara StatSmack

  • AP voters think more highly of Pacific and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than UC-Santa Barbara (6 vs 0).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Pacific currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (943 to 939) than UC-Santa Barbara, per the NCAA.
  • Pacific is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Pacific is 205 lbs compared to 193 lbs for UC-Santa Barbara.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Pacific has a better overall record than UC-Santa Barbara this season (6-7 vs 4-8).
  • Pacific players are more experienced than UC-Santa Barbara players (8,624 minutes played vs 6,782 minutes played).
  • The Pacific basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than UC-Santa Barbara (95% vs 77%).
  • Pacific is better at defending the three (33.2% allowed vs 37.9% allowed) than UC-Santa Barbara this season.
  • Pacific has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than UC-Santa Barbara ($NA vs $17,768).
  • Lorenzo McCloud is ranked 9th in the Big West in assists.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Pacific has come back to win after being down at half against UC-Santa Barbara 3 times since 2000.
  • At least you keep showing up. Pacific has an average margin of victory of 11 over UC-Santa Barbara in 27 wins since 1980.
UCSB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Alan Williams 29 17 10 1 1 2 3
C+ Taran Brown 32 13 6 2 1 1 3
C Kyle Boswell 29 13 2 2 1 0 1
C- Nate Garth 22 5 2 4 0 0 2
D+ Michael Bryson 22 5 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Lewis Thomas 18 3 4 1 0 0 1
D+ T.J. Taylor 21 4 1 4 0 0 2
D Sam Beeler 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Mitch Brewe 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Duke DaRe 11 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- Shawn Moore 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- K. Hornbuckle 5 1 1 0 1 0 1
F Dalante Dunklin 10 3 2 0 0 0 2
F Aamahd Walker 5 3 1 0 1 0 0
PAC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Lorenzo McCloud 27 11 3 4 1 0 2
C Travis Fulton 21 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Ross Rivera 22 10 4 0 0 0 1
C Sama Taku 23 8 4 2 1 0 2
C Trevin Harris 15 5 2 1 0 0 0
C Khalil Kelley 17 6 3 1 0 0 1
C- Colin Beatty 20 4 3 1 0 0 1
C- Tony Gill 14 6 2 1 0 0 1
C- R. De Souza 17 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Markus Duran 7 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Andrew Bock 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Tim Thomas 8 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Jordan Turner 4 0 1 1 0 0 0
D S. Llewellyn 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Reed Kamler 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
F Aaron Short 7 2 1 0 1 0 1
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