Cal Poly vs. Long Beach State: Full Game Preview

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Cal Poly vs. Long Beach State: Full Game Preview
Cal Poly
(9-10, 2-9 away)
Long Beach State
(12-8, 7-2 home)
Venue: The Walter Pyramid
7:05PM ET / 4:05PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Cal Poly C Eversley 16.4 C Eversley 7.6 J Johnson 4.2
Long Beach State J Ennis 17.0 J Ennis 6.8 M Caffey 4.3

Cal Poly travels to The Walter Pyramid on Saturday to take on Long Beach State. It starts at 7:05 EST and you can see it on FSN-PT. The Mustangs defeated the 49ers 79-73 on January 3rd and are 2-8 against them over the past four years.

Cal Poly is in 4th place in the Big West and Long Beach State is in 1st. Both teams continue to fight for position.

In their last game, Chris Eversley put up 15 points in the Mustangs 52-45 loss to UC Irvine on January 30th. He leads the team in points with 16.4 per game and rebounds with 7.6 per game. For the 49ers, Tony Freeland finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds in the 57-55 win over UC-Santa Barbara on January 30th. He contributes 5.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.2 points per game.

Long Beach State StatSmack

  • Cal Poly has a better scoring defense (65.5 allowed per game vs 72.1 allowed per game) than Long Beach State this season.
  • Dylan Royer is ranked 6th in the Big West in three-pointers.
  • The Cal Poly basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Long Beach State (82% vs 46%).
  • Cal Poly allows fewer rebounds (31.2 allowed per game vs 38.1 allowed per game) than Long Beach State this season.
  • The Cal Poly rebounding leader (Chris Eversley) has more rebounds than the Long Beach State rebounding leader (James Ennis).
  • Cal Poly has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Long Beach State (#33 vs #70).
  • Chris Eversley is ranked 9th in the Big West in points and 6th in the Big West in rebounds.
  • Boom! Cal Poly defeated Long Beach State by 6 points the last time they played (Jan 03, 2013).
  • Jamal Johnson is ranked 7th in the Big West in assists.
  • San Luis Obispo isn't as congested as Long Beach (population is significantly lower).
  • Cal Poly has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Long Beach State according to Kiplinger (25% vs 13%).
Poly Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Chris Eversley 34 16 8 2 1 0 2
C Brian Bennett 24 10 4 1 0 0 1
C- Dylan Royer 28 9 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Reese Morgan 18 6 2 1 1 0 0
D+ Jamal Johnson 26 4 3 4 1 0 2
D+ Drake U`u 20 6 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Chris O`Brien 20 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Kyle Odister 19 7 1 1 0 0 1
D Zach Gordon 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Joel Awich 8 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- A. Silvestri 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
LBSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B James Ennis 33 17 7 2 2 2 3
B- Michael Caffey 34 12 4 4 2 0 3
C+ Keala King 30 9 6 3 1 0 3
C+ Tony Freeland 28 10 5 1 1 0 2
C+ Dan Jennings 25 10 6 1 0 1 2
C P. Pappageorge 28 7 2 2 1 0 1
C- Deng Deng 17 6 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Kris Gulley 21 5 3 0 0 0 2
D+ Kyle Richardson 13 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Nick Shepherd 9 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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