Pacific vs. Hawaii: Full Game Preview
|Pacific||L McCloud 11.6||S Taku 4.1||L McCloud 3.8|
|Hawaii||C Standhardinger 14.9||V Joaquim 8.5||J Tavita 5.3|
On Thursday, Pacific meets Hawaii. It takes place at 11:59 EST and you can catch it on OCSports. The Tigers are 1-1 against the Warriors over the last four years. The last time they met (12/6/2011) they won 64-54.
Hawaii is in 4th place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with 2nd place Pacific.
In a 77-55 beatdown of Cal Poly on January 12th, Lorenzo McCloud put up 13 points and 6 assists for the Tigers. He paces the team in points per game with 11.6, and assists per game with 3.8. For the Warriors, Brandon Jawato finished with 16 points in the 76-72 loss to Long Beach State on January 12th. He contributes 1.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.8 points per game.
Reviewing current performance metrics, Hawaii has an edge in one significant category, rebounding, where the Warriors have the upper hand over the Tigers, 41 per game to 32 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Hawaii is strong in offensive rebounding percentage at 38.0. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 36th in the nation.
- Pacific waxed Hawaii by 10 points the last time they played (Dec 06, 2011).
- Keep filling up on cupcakes. Pacific has a stronger schedule than Hawaii this season (SOS Rank: #26 vs #225).
- At least you keep showing up. Pacific has an average margin of victory of 11 over Hawaii in 3 wins since 1983.
- The Pacific basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Hawaii (95% vs 67%).
- Lorenzo McCloud is ranked 9th in the Big West in assists.
- Pacific players are more experienced than Hawaii players (8,624 minutes played vs 7,296 minutes played).
- Pacific has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.618 to 0.516).
- Pacific takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Hawaii (3 vs 0).
- AP voters think more highly of Pacific and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Hawaii (6 vs 0).
- We just win. Pacific has more wins over the last 5 years than Hawaii (98 vs 76).
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