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Big West Roundup: Standings & Quick Shots

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As of 12/10/15

STANDINGS

CONFERENCE

OVERALL

Big West

W-L

GB

PCT

W-L

PCT

STRK

Hawaii

0-0

--

.000

6-1

.857

W2

CS Fullerton

0-0

--

.000

6-2

.750

L1

UC Irvine

0-0

--

.000

6-3

.667

L1

Cal Poly

0-0

--

.000

5-3

.625

W1

UC Riverside

0-0

--

.000

5-3

.625

L1

UC Davis

0-0

--

.000

4-3

.571

L1

Long Beach State

0-0

--

.000

5-6

.455

L2

UC Santa Barbara

0-0

--

.000

2-4

.333

L2

CS Northridge

0-0

--

.000

2-7

.222

L5

The Big West Conference will take Thursday and Friday off, it will continue play on Saturday with five games.

Hawaii:

The Rainbow Warriors hold the current lead in the standings and possess a small two-game winning streak after its lost at Texas Tech two weeks ago. With guarantee victories over Arkansas Pine-Bluff and Hilo-Hawaii, Hawaii will spend the holidays on the island with no road games till mid-way in January. "The Bows" are undefeated at home this year.

Next game: 12/12 at home vs Hawaii Pacific Sun (4-3) 9 p.m. PT

Cal-State Fullerton:

A successful start to the season, the Titans appear to be the surprise team of the year in the Big West. Tre Coggins after two straight games of 25 points and being named Big West Player of the Week, has since slowed down. Coggins has scored eight points in three straight games as opposing defenses are making adjustments and double teaming. Fullerton got its six-game winning streak snapped by Washington on Monday.

Next game: 12/12 at home vs Loyola Marymount (5-4) 6 p.m. PT

UC Irvine:

The Big West preseason favorite UC Irvine Anteaters are No. 14 in this week’s CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll. Coach Russell Turner wants his team to increase its level of play before a tough stretch of facing top 25 teams like, No. 24 Oregon and No. 2 Kansas.

Next game: 12/12 at Utah State (5-2) 6 p.m. PT

Cal Poly

According to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Coach Joe Callero’s Twitter page, he spent the short time off recruiting players in Indiana. Winners of five of the last six Cal Poly will be tested as it goes into the new year on the road for six straight.

Next game: 12/12 at Saint Mary’s College (6-0) 7 p.m. PT

UC Riverside

UC Riverside can’t find its rhythm, only being able to put together streaks of two-games. Riverside shows spurts of productive play then falls to its own mistakes. Coming off a loss to Loyola Marymount by one-point, Taylor Johns posted a double-double, 24 points on 10 rebounds. Johns leads the Highlanders in shooting and is the only player on the roster who is averaging double figures (11 ppg).

Next game: 12/12 at home vs UNLV (7-2) 4 p.m. PT

UC Davis

Not the same team of a season ago, UC Davis only had seven losses last year. Still looking for its main man on campus since the graduating Corey Hawkins, who was the Big West Player of the Year, the Aggies run the risk of going first to worse.

Next game: 12/15 at San Diego (3-4) 4 p.m.

Long Beach State

Almost does not cut it. Long Beach State almost beat Pepperdine and UCLA in its last two games. Losers of six of the last eight, after a 3-0 start to the season the "Almost" 49ers look to dig its way out of a slump with its star in the making guard Nick Faust. Faust was last week’s Player of the Week and is averaging 16 points a game. Right now somewhere in LB, Coach Dan Monson is not smiling because of its upcoming scheduled games against No. 24 Oregon, No. 13 Arizona and No. 8 Duke.

Next game: 12/12 at home vs Division 2, Univ. of Tampa (3-5) 4 p.m. PT

UC Santa Barbara

It’s been the guard play of Gabe Vincent, John Green and Michael Bryson that gives UC Santa Barbara signs of hope. Second to last amongst BW teams the Gauchos on paper are better than they’ve played. Bryson is the leading scorer with 18 points per contest. UCSB is trying to overcome the lack of big man play, with last year’s All-American "Big Al" Williams gone, the guards have to play big scorers.

Next game: 12/13 at South Dakota State (8-1) Noon PT

Cal-State Northridge

When worse comes to worse, Cal-State Northridge goes on a six-game losing streak. The way CSUN has played, it looks as if there will be another bottom of the barrel finish for the Matadors this year. Its two wins have come to lower tier D1 schools, Wright State and Northern Illinois.

Next game: 12/17 at Portland State (3-4) 7:05 PT

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