Women's Hoops Standings Jumbled Up With A Month To Go
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Just one game separates the top four teams in the Big West standings, this after a topsy turvy week which saw the previous top three go a combined 2-4. In all, road teams ruled the weekend with a 6-3 mark.
BIG WEST AT A GLANCE
• Pacific dropped back-to-back games for just the second time this season last week, falling to Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara at home. Those losses are the first two losses at Spanos Center for the Tigers this season. Pacific is still tied for the most home wins this season (11) and has the top home winning percentage (.846).
• UC Irvine picked up its first home win of the season last weekend, taking out Hawai’i last Saturday at the Bren Events Center. Jennifer Tsurumoto had a career-high 27 points in the victory, the first home win for the Anteaters since February 18, 2012 against UC Santa Barbara.
• UC Santa Barbara has been on fire as conference play has moved on, winning six of its last eight Big West outings. A huge part of this streak has been the play of Sweets Underwood. She is averaging 12.5 points and 9.0 rebounds, while shooting 47.0% from the field and 75.0% from the free throw line. She has also collected four double-doubles, including a 14-point, 16-rebound effort in a big road win over Pacific last weekend.
• Cal State Fullerton’s Annie Park isn’t a volume shooter from three-point land, but she is the league’s most efficient. Park has shot 36 threes and made 17 of them, good for 47.2%. She’s been even more efficient during conference play, going 14-for-27 for a sizzling 51.9% from deep.
• Long Beach State has been successful this season thanks to its all hands on deck approach. The 49ers have nine players play at least 20 games, averaging between 16.2 to 28.6 minutes per outing. The club has only one double-figure scorer in Alex Sanchez (10.3), who doesn’t rank among the top 15 scorers in the league. In fact, only Devin Hudson (rebounds - 7.7) and Sanchez (assists - 4.0) represent LBSU on a top 15 Big West list in scoring, rebounding or assists.
• Cal Poly has been sharing the ball better than anyone else in the league, registering a Big West high and ranking 18th in the NCAA with 16.6 per outing. The Mustangs’ starting point guard Jonae Ervin has been the maestro of the show, leading the league with 4.3 assists per game. She also takes great care of the ball as she ranks tops in the Big West and second in the NCAA in assist to turnover ratio (2.79).
• For the eighth year, institutions will air all home and conference matches on BigWest.TV, For the 2012-13 season, all BigWest.TV events will air free of charge. Head to thisweek for weekly event schedules.
BigWest.TV brings together live and on-demand video from each of the Big West’s ten member institutions. Now in its eighth year, BigWest.TV covers Big West sports, press conferences, interviews and features, including every home and conference contest in women’s volleyball as well as men’s and women’s basketball. Also covered are select contests in men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball and Big West Conference Championships.