Pacific vs. CS Northridge: Full Game Preview
|Pacific||L McCloud 11.2||S Taku 3.9||L McCloud 3.8|
|CS Northridge||S Hicks 17.3||S Maxwell 7.9||J Greene 3.9|
Cal State Northridge plays host to Pacific at Matador Gymnasium on Saturday. It takes place at 10:05 EST. The Matadors are 2-7 against the Tigers over the last four years. They fell 62-61 on 2/11/2012, the last time they met.
Cal State Northridge is in 10th place in the Big West, Pacific is in 4th place.
In spite of 18 points and 11 rebounds from Stephen Maxwell, the Matadors came up short 74-71 against UC Davis on January 17th. He is averaging 13.6 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 7.9 per game. For the Tigers, Khalil Kelley finished with 4 points and 10 rebounds in the 60-52 loss to Hawaii on January 17th. He is averaging 5.8 points per game in addition to a team-best 0.4 blocks per game. Areas of strength for Pacific include: defensive rebounding percentage at 72.9 and turnover percentage at 17.8.
- The Cal State Northridge blocks leader (Brandon Perry) has more blocks than the Pacific blocks leader (Khalil Kelley).
- Stephen Maxwell is ranked 6th in the Big West in rebounds.
- The Cal State Northridge three-point leader (Josh Greene) has more three-pointers than the Pacific three-point leader (Trevin Harris).
- Cal State Northridge can actually jump, with more rebounds (39.2 per game vs 32.9 per game) than Pacific this season.
- Cal State Northridge is a better free-throw-shooting team (75.4% vs 68.5%) than Pacific this season.
- The Cal State Northridge scoring leader (Stephan Hicks) has more points than the Pacific scoring leader (Lorenzo McCloud).
- Even computers respect Cal State Northridge more. We have a better RPI this season than Pacific (RPI: #49 vs #141).
- It's only wins and losses, but Cal State Northridge has a better overall record than Pacific this season (9-4 vs 6-7).
- Brandon Perry is ranked 5th in the Big West in blocks.
- Allan Guei is ranked 9th in the Big West in steals.
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