UC Riverside vs. Cal Poly: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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UC Riverside vs. Cal Poly: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
UC Riverside 62
(6-24, 1-15 away)
Cal Poly 68
(16-12, 12-1 home)
Venue: Mott Gym
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, March 07, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
UC Riverside 40 22 62
Cal Poly 26 42 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
UC Riverside C Patton 18 C Patton 5 C Patton 5
Cal Poly C Eversley 19 D U`u 8 C Eversley 5

Cal Poly squared off with UC Riverside on Thursday, Mar. 7 and came out on top against the Highlanders 68-62 in Big West action. UC Riverside was up 40-26 at the half, but blew the lead in the second half and allowed Cal Poly to come back for the victory. With a record of 2-0, the Mustangs stay unbeaten against UC Riverside this season. The Mustangs were led by Chris Eversley, who put up a game-high 19 points and five assists. Chris O`Brien scored eight points and added four rebounds. For the Highlanders, Chris Patton got a team-high 18 points and five rebounds. Cal Poly (16-12, 11-6 Big West) gets Cal State Fullerton (14-15, 6-10 Big West) at home on Saturday, Mar. 9.

Cal Poly Game Notes

  • The win over UC Riverside extended the Cal Poly winning streak to four games.
  • The Mustangs have won every game this season (5-0) after recording 26 or more field goals made.
  • Cal Poly has won 80 percent of the time this season (4-1) when its field goal percentage has been 50.0 percent or better.
  • Cal Poly has won every game this season (7-0) when opponents record seven or fewer free throws made.
  • Cal Poly has won 80 percent of the time this season (4-1) after holding an opponent to under 27.8 percent three-point percentage.
  • This season Cal Poly has won 73 percent of the time (8-3) when Chris Eversley has 19 points or more and 86 percent of the time (6-1) when Reese Morgan has four free throws made or more.
  • The Mustangs have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Cal Poly has recorded fewer blocks than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the eighth win of the season where the Mustangs came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--Cal Poly has a 11.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Chris Eversley and Reese Morgan) accounted for 51.4 percent of the points.
  • Chris Eversley has led the team in scoring in 15 out of 28 games this season.
  • Chris Eversley has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris Eversley had a career high with five assists.
  • Chris O`Brien had a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.
  • Drake U`u had career highs with eight rebounds and seven defensive rebounds.

UC Riverside Game Notes

  • This loss extended the Highlanders losing streak to four games.
  • The top two scorers (Chris Patton and Taylor Johns) accounted for 51.6 percent of the points.
  • Chris Patton has led the team in scoring 16 times and in rebounding 10 times in 30 games this season.
  • Chris Patton has five straight double-digit point games.
UCR PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AChris Patton391855213
ATaylor Johns341440211
AAustin Quick35734100
B+Robert Smith33532200
C+Tre Owens9311100
C+Chris Harriel271041003
CDavin Guinn15310000
-Steven Jones5010000
-Lucas Devenny3210000
Poly PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AChris Eversley371945103
AReese Morgan201621100
ABrian Bennett201042000
BChris O`Brien28842011
BDrake U`u27682101
CJoel Awich10220000
CDylan Royer29423002
-Zach Gordon8010000
DJamal Johnson17001001
-Kyle Odister4300001

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