Cal Poly vs. Pacific: Full Game Preview

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Cal Poly vs. Pacific: Full Game Preview
Cal Poly
(7-7, 2-6 away)
Pacific
(8-7, 5-2 home)
Venue: Spanos Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Cal Poly C Eversley 15.4 C Eversley 6.9 J Johnson 4.6
Pacific L McCloud 11.6 S Taku 4.1 L McCloud 3.8

In their last outing, behind 17 points from Tony Gill, the Tigers blew out UC-Santa Barbara 80-62 on January 10th. He tallies 5.8 points per game and also adds 2.4 rebounds per game. For the Mustangs, Dylan Royer finished with 19 points in the 69-67 loss to UC Davis on January 10th. He is averaging 10.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. A key area of strength for Cal Poly is turnover percentage at 15.4, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 3rd nationally).

Cal Poly StatSmack

  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Pacific currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (943 to 923) than Cal Poly, per the NCAA.
  • Pacific takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Cal Poly (3 vs 0).
  • It must sting. Pacific has blown out Cal Poly by 20 points or more on 8 occasions since 1997.
  • Even computers respect Pacific more. We have a better RPI this season than Cal Poly (RPI: #141 vs #187).
  • AP voters think more highly of Pacific and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Cal Poly (6 vs 0).
  • The Pacific basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Cal Poly (95% vs 82%).
  • The Pacific blocks leader (Khalil Kelley) has more blocks than the Cal Poly blocks leader (Chris O`Brien).
  • Pacific has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.618 to 0.413).
  • People just expect us to beat you. Pacific has been the favorite 28 out of the last 33 times.
  • Pacific has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Cal Poly according to Kiplinger (41.5% vs 25%).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Pacific has a stronger schedule than Cal Poly this season (SOS Rank: #26 vs #137).
Poly Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Chris Eversley 32 15 7 2 1 0 2
C Brian Bennett 25 10 4 1 1 0 1
C Dylan Royer 27 10 2 1 1 0 1
C- Jamal Johnson 28 4 3 5 1 0 2
D+ Chris O`Brien 22 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Reese Morgan 16 5 2 1 1 0 0
D+ Kyle Odister 20 7 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Drake U`u 18 5 3 1 1 0 1
D Zach Gordon 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
F A. Silvestri 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Joel Awich 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
PAC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Lorenzo McCloud 27 12 3 4 1 0 2
C Travis Fulton 21 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Sama Taku 23 8 4 2 1 0 2
C Ross Rivera 22 9 4 0 0 0 1
C Trevin Harris 15 5 2 2 0 0 0
C Khalil Kelley 17 6 3 1 0 0 1
C R. De Souza 17 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- Tony Gill 15 6 2 1 0 0 1
C- Colin Beatty 20 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Markus Duran 8 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Andrew Bock 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Tim Thomas 7 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Jordan Turner 4 0 1 1 0 0 0
D S. Llewellyn 4 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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