Portland State (7-16) Squares Off with UC Riverside (6-20)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  UC Riverside 26 32 58 +5.5
  Portland State 33 33 66 -5.5
Sat, Feb 23 2013, 01:05 PM PST

Stott Center
Portland, OR
Attendance: 870

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On Saturday, Portland State plays host to UC Riverside at Stott Center. Tipoff is at 4:05 p.m. EST. The Vikings last played the Highlanders on Nov. 21, 2010 and won 69-58.

The 20 points and 7 rebounds by Renado Parker helped the Vikings to an 89-80 victory over Eastern Washington on Feb. 18. While contributing 5.4 rebounds per game, he also scores 11.8 points per game. In a 54-45 victory over UC-Santa Barbara on Feb. 20, Chris Harriel put up 14 points for the Highlanders. He averages 10.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.3 steals per game.

Taking a look at team stats, Portland State has a solid advantage in one important category, scoring, where the Vikings appear to have the edge over the Highlanders, 69 points per game to 59 points per game. One category in which UC Riverside is especially proficient is defensive rebounding percentage at 72.1, ranking second in their conference (and 42nd nationally).

StatSmack! Portland State is better than UC Riverside
  • The Portland State assist leader (Lateef McMullan, 86 assists) has more assists than the UC Riverside assist leader (Robert Smith, 77 assists).
  • Portland State has more wins over the last 5 years than UC Riverside (97 vs. 70).
  • Portland State waxed UC Riverside by 11 points the last time they played (Nov 21, 2010).
  • Portland State is a better three-point shooting team (37.5 percent vs. 29.1 percent) than UC Riverside this season.
UCR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C- Chris Patton 27 13 5 1 1 0 3
C- Josh Fox 27 10 7 1 0 0 2
D+ Chris Harriel 27 11 4 2 1 1 2
D+ Taylor Johns 20 7 5 1 1 1 2
D Robert Smith 32 6 3 3 1 0 3
D Dayton Boddie 14 4 2 1 1 0 1
D- Lucas Devenny 16 2 4 1 0 0 1
D- Davin Guinn 19 4 4 0 0 0 1
D- Austin Quick 18 4 1 2 1 0 2
F Steven Jones 14 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Tre Owens 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Tajai Johnson 7 2 0 1 0 0 1
F T.J. Burke 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
PSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Aaron Moore 30 13 7 2 1 1 2
C Renado Parker 27 12 5 1 1 0 1
C Lateef McMullan 32 10 3 4 1 0 2
C- Michael Harthun 30 11 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Gary Winston 27 8 2 3 1 0 2
D+ D. Winston Jr. 23 7 3 2 1 0 2
D Marcus Hall 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
D- Martin Whitmore 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D- Michael Harvey 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Brandon Cataldo 9 2 1 0 0 1 0
D- Joel King 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Lamont Prosser 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Alyx Foster 4 0 0 1 0 0 0

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