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California Baptist seeks revenge on CSUB

February 22, 2019

California Baptist (14-11, 5-6) vs. Cal State Bakersfield (16-10, 7-5)

Icardo Center, Bakersfield, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Cal State Bakersfield goes for the season sweep over California Baptist after winning the previous matchup in Riverside. The teams last met on Jan. 24, when the Roadrunners shot 45.5 percent from the field on their way to an 88-84 victory.

SUPER SENIORS: Cal State Bakersfield’s Rickey Holden, Damiyne Durham and James Suber have collectively scored 37 percent of the team’s points this season, including 31 percent of all Roadrunners scoring over the last five games.

STEPPING IT UP: The Roadrunners have scored 73.8 points per game across 12 conference games, an improvement from the 68.3 per game they managed in non-conference play.

ACCURATE ACQUAAH: Milan Acquaah has connected on 39.2 percent of the 166 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 34 over his last five games. He’s also converted 84.1 percent of his foul shots this season.

YET TO WIN: The Lancers are 0-5 when they score 68 points or fewer and 14-6 when they exceed 68 points. The Roadrunners are 0-6 when they fail to score more than 62 points and 16-4 on the season, otherwise.

COLD SPELL: Cal State Bakersfield has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 67.7 points while giving up 74.

DID YOU KNOW: Cal State Bakersfield is ranked third among Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 39.1 percent. The Roadrunners have averaged 14.6 offensive boards per game and 16 per game over their last three games.

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