It should be a lively atmosphere at Spanos Center on Thursday as Pacific welcomes UC-Santa Barbara in a Big West battle. It gets started at 10:00 EST.
Each team is looking to get an early jump in the Big West standings. The Tigers stand at 7-7 overall and are 1-1 in the Big West. Meanwhile, the Gauchos have a record of 5-9, including 1-2 in the conference. Last season, the Tigers went 0-3 against the Gauchos, with an 12-point average margin of defeat. Over the past four years, the Pacific record against UC-Santa Barbara is 3-7, and 2-2 at home.
StatSmack! Pacific is better than UC-Santa Barbara
At least you keep showing up. Pacific has an average margin of victory of 11 over UC-Santa Barbara in 27 wins since 1980.
Pacific players are more experienced than UC-Santa Barbara players (8,624 minutes played vs 6,782 minutes played).
We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Pacific has come back to win after being down at half against UC-Santa Barbara 3 times since 2000.
AP voters think more highly of Pacific and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than UC-Santa Barbara (6 vs 0).