Updated: Long Beach State (13-9) vs. Cal State Northridge (13-11)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Long Beach State 28 55 83 +1.0
  Cal State Northridge 39 41 80 -1.0
Sat, Feb 09 2013, 07:05 PM PST

Matador Gymnasium
Northridge, CA
Attendance: 1,650

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Long Beach State visits Matador Gymnasium on Saturday to take on Cal State Northridge. Tipoff is at 10:05 p.m. EST. The 49ers beat the Matadors 78-69 on Jan. 9 and are 8-1 against them over the last four years.

Cal State Northridge maintains eigth place in the Big West while Long Beach State sits at first place.

In their last matchup on Feb. 7, Tony Freeland put up 18 points and 7 rebounds for the 49ers in a loss to Hawaii, 94-73. He is averaging 10.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. For the Matadors, Josh Greene finished with 21 points in the 70-61 win over UC Irvine on Feb. 7. He is averaging 13.4 points and 3.8 assists per game.

Comparing team stats, Cal State Northridge looks to have the edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Matadors have the upper hand over the 49ers, 76 points per game to 69 points per game. Cal State Northridge ranks first in their conference in offensive rebounding percentage at 37.5 percent, which also places them 34th in the country.

StatSmack! Long Beach State is better than Cal State Northridge
  • Long Beach State has a better record in close games than Cal State Northridge this season (6-1 vs. 3-3).
  • The Long Beach State blocks leader (James Ennis, 35 blocks) has more blocks than the Cal State Northridge blocks leader (Tre Hale-Edmerson, 18 blocks).
  • Long Beach State has a better conference record than Cal State Northridge this season (9-2 vs. 4-8).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Long Beach State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (959 to 918) than Cal State Northridge, per the NCAA.
LBSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B James Ennis 33 17 6 2 2 2 3
B- Michael Caffey 34 12 4 4 2 0 3
C+ Tony Freeland 28 11 5 1 1 0 2
C+ Dan Jennings 25 9 6 1 0 1 2
C+ Keala King 29 9 5 3 1 0 3
C P. Pappageorge 27 7 2 2 1 0 1
C- Deng Deng 16 6 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Kris Gulley 19 5 3 0 0 0 2
D Kyle Richardson 12 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
CSUN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Stephan Hicks 31 17 8 1 2 0 2
B Stephen Maxwell 28 15 8 0 1 0 2
C+ Josh Greene 32 13 3 4 2 0 2
C Landon Drew 20 6 1 4 0 0 2
C- T. Hale-Edmerson 17 5 4 2 1 1 1
C- Brandon Perry 15 6 4 0 0 1 1
D+ T. Williams 18 6 4 2 0 0 1
D+ Allan Guei 19 5 2 2 1 0 1
D Donovan Johnson 14 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Lonnie Watson 11 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Morgan Tilford 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Jordan Mitchell 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- Ian Clark 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Ilya Ilyayev 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Ishmael Godfrey 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

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Big West Standings

OverallConf
1 UC Irvine 23-12 13-3
2 UCSB 21-9 12-4
 3LBSU 15-17 10-6
4 Hawaii 20-11 9-7
5 CSUN 17-18 7-9
6 Cal Poly 14-20 6-10
6 CSUF 11-20 6-10
8 UC Riverside 10-21 5-11
9 UC Davis 9-22 4-12
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#5 Michael Caffey Jr G 6-0 175
#12 Edgar Garibay Sr F 6-11 250
#21 C. Griggs-Williams Jr F 6-7 260
#2 Kris Gulley Jr G/F 6-7 195
#24 Travis Hammonds Fr G 6-6 215
#35 Dan Jennings Sr F 6-9 245
#14 Branford Jones Fr G 6-1 185
#1 Tyler Lamb Jr G 6-5 205
#31 McKay LaSalle Jr G 6-3 190
#34 Charles Lockett Jr F 6-6 235
#3 Anson Moye Fr G 6-0 175
#20 Desmond Ross Fr G 6-3 190
#11 David Samuels Jr F 6-7 225
#33 Nick Shepherd Jr F 6-9 220
#15 A.J. Spencer Jr G 6-3 200
#22 Javion Watson Fr G 6-2 190