Hawaii, UC Riverside look to end streaks
Hawaii (14-10, 5-5) vs. UC Riverside (14-13, 4-7)
Student Recreation Center, Riverside, California; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Hawaii goes up against UC Riverside as both teams have lost their last fourth conference games. Hawaii’s last Big West win came against the Cal State Northridge Matadors 80-75 on Feb. 1. UC Riverside lost 65-63 in overtime on the road against Long Beach State in its most recent game.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The Rainbow Warriors are led by seniors Eddie Stansberry and Zigmars Raimo. Stansberry has averaged 16 points while Raimo has put up 9.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. The Highlanders have been led by Arinze Chidom and Callum McRae. Chidom has averaged 9.8 points and 6.1 rebounds while McRae has put up 9.4 points and six rebounds per game.
SPARKING THE OFFENSE: McRae has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all UC Riverside field goals over the last three games. The sophomore big man has accounted for 19 field goals and 10 assists in those games.
SPREAD IT AROUND: UC Riverside is 6-0 when at least four of its players score 10 or more points and 8-13 when any fewer than that achieve double-figures. Hawaii is 7-0 when four or more players score double-digit points and 7-10 on the year, otherwise.
PERFECT WHEN: The Highlanders are 6-0 when at least four of their players score 10 or more points and 8-13 when any fewer than that achieve double-figures. The Rainbow Warriors are 7-0 when at least four of their players score in double-figures and 7-10 on the year otherwise.
DID YOU KNOW: UC Riverside has made 8.2 3-pointers per game this season, which is tops among Big West teams.