Idaho State (2-8) vs. UC Santa Barbara (6-4)
Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Idaho State and UC Santa Barbara both look to put winning streaks together . Each program is coming off of a home victory this past weekend. UC Santa Barbara earned a 73-62 win over Florida A&M on Sunday, while Idaho State won easily 103-68 over Bethesda on Saturday.
SUPER SENIORS: UC Santa Barbara has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Amadou Sow, Miles Norris, Ajare Sanni and Calvin Wishart have combined to account for 55 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 54 percent of all Gauchos points over the last five games.TERRIFIC TARIK: Tarik Cool has connected on 25 percent of the 36 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 21 over the last five games. He’s also converted 53.6 percent of his free throws this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Idaho State is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 70 points and 2-0 when scoring at least 70.
STREAK STATS: Idaho State has dropped its last five road games, scoring 53 points and allowing 70.2 points during those contests. UC Santa Barbara has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 82 points while giving up 67.3.
DID YOU KNOW: UC Santa Barbara has attempted the eighth-most free throws in all of Division I. The Gauchos have averaged 23.4 free throws per game.
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