Cal Poly vs. UC Santa Barbara: Full Game Preview

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Cal Poly vs. UC Santa Barbara: Full Game Preview
Cal Poly
(7-8, 2-7 away)
UC Santa Barbara
(6-10, 4-2 home)
Venue: UCSB Events Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Cal Poly C Eversley 15.4 C Eversley 6.9 J Johnson 4.6
UC Santa Barbara A Williams 18.1 A Williams 10.3 N Garth 3.8

Cal Poly heads to UCSB Events Center on Saturday to take on UC-Santa Barbara. It starts at 7:00 EST. The Mustangs are 1-8 against the Gauchos over the last four years. They lost 64-52 the last time they played (3/9/2012).

Cal Poly is 4th in the conference and UC-Santa Barbara is 7th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The Mustangs were defeated by Pacific 77-55 on January 12th despite 13 points from Drake U`u. He contributes 2.6 rebounds per game in addition to his 4.9 points per game. For the Gauchos, Alan Williams put up 28 points and 11 rebounds in the 66-59 win over UC Davis on January 12th. He leads the team in points with 18.1 per game, rebounds with 10.3 per game, and blocks with 2.4 per game.

UC-Santa Barbara StatSmack

  • Cal Poly is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Cal Poly is 203 lbs compared to 193 lbs for UC-Santa Barbara.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Cal Poly has come back to win after being down at half against UC-Santa Barbara 3 times since 1996.
  • Cal Poly has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (37% vs 48%).
  • Kyle Odister is ranked 10th in the Big West in three-pointers.
  • Cal Poly has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than UC-Santa Barbara ($29,306 vs $46,999).
  • Jamal Johnson is ranked 6th in the Big West in assists.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Cal Poly has a better overall record than UC-Santa Barbara this season (5-6 vs 4-8).
  • Cal Poly has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than UC-Santa Barbara ($NA vs $17,768).
  • Cal Poly has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than UC-Santa Barbara ($18,146 vs $25,920).
  • How does our back look? Cal Poly is ranked higher than UC-Santa Barbara in the Big West (#1 vs #6).
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 0 0 1
C Dylan Royer 27 10 2 1 1 0 1
C- Jamal Johnson 28 5 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 2 1 0 1
D Zach Gordon 8 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
UCSB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Alan Williams 29 18 10 1 1 2 3
C+ Taran Brown 31 12 5 3 1 1 3
C Kyle Boswell 30 12 2 2 1 0 1
C- Nate Garth 21 5 2 4 0 0 2
D+ Michael Bryson 22 5 3 1 1 0 2
D+ T.J. Taylor 22 5 1 4 0 0 2
D+ Lewis Thomas 18 3 4 1 0 0 1
D Mitch Brewe 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Sam Beeler 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
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 0 0 0 0 1
F Dalante Dunklin 10 3 2 0 0 0 2
F Aamahd Walker 5 3 1 0 1 0 0
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