UC Santa Barbara vs. Long Beach State: Full Game Preview

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UC Santa Barbara vs. Long Beach State: Full Game Preview
UC Santa Barbara
(7-12, 2-8 away)
Long Beach State
(11-8, 6-2 home)
Venue: The Walter Pyramid
11:59PM ET / 8:59PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UC Santa Barbara A Williams 17.4 A Williams 9.9 N Garth 4.2
Long Beach State J Ennis 17.0 J Ennis 6.9 M Caffey 4.5

Long Beach State plays host to UC-Santa Barbara at The Walter Pyramid on Wednesday. The game gets underway at 11:59 EST and it can be seen on ESPN News. The 49ers defeated the Gauchos 77-70 on January 5th and are 8-4 against them over the past four years.

UC-Santa Barbara is in 8th place in the Big West and Long Beach State is in 1st place.

In an 81-59 dismantling of UC Irvine on January 26th, James Ennis put up 17 points for the 49ers. With 17.0 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game, and 1.7 blocks per game, he leads the team in all three categories. The Gauchos were defeated by Hawaii 78-73 on January 26th despite 15 points and 6 rebounds from Taran Brown. He contributes 5.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.8 points per game.

UC-Santa Barbara StatSmack

  • Long Beach State has a better conference record than UC-Santa Barbara this season (7-1 vs 3-5).
  • Long Beach State has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (32% vs 48%).
  • Long Beach State has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than UC-Santa Barbara ($17,468 vs $25,920).
  • The Long Beach State steals leader (James Ennis) has more steals than the UC-Santa Barbara steals leader (Taran Brown).
  • Dan Jennings is ranked 6th in the Big West in blocks.
  • Long Beach State has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than UC-Santa Barbara ($28,628 vs $46,999).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Long Beach State has come back to win after being down at half against UC-Santa Barbara 9 times since 1996.
  • James Ennis is ranked 5th in the Big West in points, 6th in the Big West in steals, and 3rd in the Big West in blocks.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Long Beach State has a better overall record than UC-Santa Barbara this season (11-8 vs 7-12).
  • Long Beach State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (60.00% to 56.64%).
UCSB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Alan Williams 28 17 10 1 1 2 3
C+ Taran Brown 31 13 6 2 1 1 2
C Kyle Boswell 30 13 2 1 0 0 1
C- Nate Garth 22 6 2 4 1 0 2
D+ Michael Bryson 23 6 3 1 1 1 2
D+ T.J. Taylor 22 4 1 4 0 0 1
D Lewis Thomas 16 3 3 1 0 0 1
D Mitch Brewe 10 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Sam Beeler 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D K. Hornbuckle 9 3 1 0 1 0 1
D- Duke DaRe 11 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- Shawn Moore 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Dalante Dunklin 10 3 2 0 0 0 2
F Aamahd Walker 5 3 1 0 1 0 0
LBSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ James Ennis 33 17 7 3 2 2 3
B- Michael Caffey 34 12 4 4 1 0 3
B- Keala King 30 10 6 4 1 0 3
C+ Dan Jennings 25 10 6 1 0 1 2
C+ Tony Freeland 27 10 5 1 1 0 2
C P. Pappageorge 28 7 2 2 1 0 1
C- Deng Deng 17 7 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Kris Gulley 22 6 4 0 0 0 2
D+ Kyle Richardson 13 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Nick Shepherd 10 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Gatete Djuma 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Edgar Garibay 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
F Branford Jones 15 8 3 3 2 0 1
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