February 21, 2020 Associated Press Hawaii seeks revenge on Long Beach St. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHawaii (15-10, 6-5) vs. Long Beach State (9-18, 4-7)The Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Hawaii seeks revenge on Long Beach State after dropping the first matchup in Honolulu. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 12, when the Beach shot 39.2 percent from the field while holding Hawaii to just 33.3 percent en route to the one-point victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com LEADING THE CHARGE: This will be a California homecoming for Hawaii junior Drew Buggs, who has averaged 9.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists this season. The senior duo of Eddie Stansberry and Zigmars Raimo have helped lead the team with Buggs, as Stansberry has averaged 15.8 points while Raimo has put up 9.1 points and seven rebounds per game. The Beach have been led by sophomores Chance Hunter and Michael Carter III, who are putting up 14.3 and 12.2 per game, respectively.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Beach have allowed just 72 points per game to Big West opponents thus far, an improvement from the 80.9 per game they gave up in non-conference play.EXCELLENT EDDIE: Stansberry has connected on 35.4 percent of the 206 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 15 over the last three games. He’s also converted 88.9 percent of his foul shots this season.SLIPPING AT 66: Long Beach State is 0-17 this year when it allows 66 points or more and 9-1 when holding opponents to fewer than 66.WINNING WHEN: The Beach are 7-0 when they hold opposing teams to 63 points or fewer and 2-18 when opponents exceed 63 points. The Rainbow Warriors are 7-0 when at least four of their players score in double-figures and 8-10 on the year otherwise.DID YOU KNOW: Long Beach State is ranked first in the Big West with an average of 71.5 possessions per game.
There’s Tipperary involvement from the very start of today’s card at Listowel, with Ballinure’s Hilary McLoughlin and Denis Hogan sending Count of Carabass and Teeline respectively in the opening race at 2 o’ clock.Next up at 2:35 is the South Western Scrap Metal Handicap, where David Wachman’s Hint of a Tint competing with the David Marnane-trained Seanie and Eamon O’ Connell’s Sassaway.David Wachman will also have an eye on the Listowel Printing Works Maiden at 3.05 – with Senior Counsel facing opposition from Aidan O’ Brien’s A Greater Force and Irish Arrow- trained by Tommy Stack. There are also three Tipp entries in the L.M. Carey & Company Handicap at 3:40.Que Sera Sera- David Wachman’s third runner in a row- goes against the Denis Hogan-trained Amazing Star and TJ O’ Mara’s Castle Bar Sling.And the final Tipperary trained entry is John J Nallen’s Minella Tweet- who’s involved in the John Francis Handicap Hurdle, which goes to post at 5.50.