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UCSB looks to seep Hawaii

Posted at 6:45 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 06:45:06-05

Hawaii (16-9, 7-4) vs. UC Santa Barbara (17-8, 6-5)

Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Hawaii seeks revenge on UC Santa Barbara after dropping the first matchup in Honolulu. The teams last played each other on Feb. 2, when the Gauchos shot 48.1 percent from the field while limiting Hawaii to just 37.7 percent en route to the 21-point victory.

TEAM LEADERS: Ar'mond Davis is putting up 13.6 points and 5.5 rebounds to lead the way for the Gauchos. Amadou Sow has complemented Davis and is maintaining an average of 11.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. The Rainbow Warriors have been led by Jack Purchase, who is averaging 11.8 points and six rebounds.

BIG WEST BOOST: The Rainbow Warriors have scored 73.7 points per game across 11 conference games. That's an improvement from the 69.3 per game they managed over 12 non-conference games.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Drew Buggs has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Hawaii field goals over the last three games. Buggs has accounted for 12 field goals and 25 assists in those games.

SCORING THRESHOLDS: UC Santa Barbara is 10-0 when scoring at least 75 points and 7-8 when falling shy of that total. Hawaii is 12-0 when it puts up 75 or more points and 4-9 on the year, otherwise.

WINNING WHEN: The Gauchos are 10-0 when they score at least 75 points and 7-8 when they fall shy of that total. The Rainbow Warriors are 12-0 when they score at least 75 points and 4-9 on the year when falling short of 75.

DID YOU KNOW: UC Santa Barbara has committed a turnover on just 17.1 percent of its possessions this season, which is the best rate among all Big West teams. The Gauchos have turned the ball over only 11.1 times per game this season.

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