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MBB: Whittier vs. California Lutheran (By the Numbers)

MBB: Whittier vs. California Lutheran (By the Numbers)

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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Basketball team returns to conference play tomorrow, Saturday, January 19 when they travel to Thousand Oaks, Calif. to take on California Lutheran University. 

Game Details

Whittier College@ California Lutheran University

Saturday, January 19 @ 4:00pm

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center (60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, Calif 91360)

Live Coverage

Video – https://portal.stretchinternet.com/clu/

Livestats - https://portal.stretchinternet.com/clu/

WC Coming into the Game

Whittier is 6-10, 3-4 SCIAC and sit in a tie for 5th in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Standings.  They are coming off a loss to Claremont-M-S (81-55) but have won four of their last six coming against UC Santa Cruz (88-74), La Verne (113-65), and Caltech (83-82). 

CLU Coming into the Game

California Lutheran is having a down year coming in with a 4-11, 2-5 SCIAC record.  They sit 8th in the SCIAC Standings and have lost four of their last five.  They are however coming off a 71-62 victory over La Verne.  Their previous losses are against Pomona-Pitzer (76-51), Redlands (77-65), Occidental (84-64), and Claremont-M-S (75-53).  Their other wins on the season are against Caltech (80-56), Linfield (85-81), and George Fox (83-80).       

Head to Head (Past Five Years)

Over the past five years Whittier has found it tough to pull off victories against the Kingsmen.  They have a 2-8 record against CLU with three of the losses coming in overtime.  A positive to look at though is Whittier has won the last two match-ups, which came in 2017-18 (77-70 & 101-98).     

2017-18 (2-0) | 2016-17 (0-2) |2015-16 (0-2) |2014-15 (0-2) |2013-14 (0-2)

By the Numbers

Whittier – Whittier is averaging 81.6 points per game and shooting 44.8% from the field and 35.1% from three-point territory.  They bring in 38.7 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists.  They have a rebounding margin of -0.6 and giving up 81 PPG and allowing opponents to shoot 44.1% from the field and 35.2% from behind the arc.        

Cal Lutheran – Despite their record, they have been playing tough all season averaging 72.3 points per game, while shooting 46% from the field and 37% from three-point territory.  They aren't big inside bringing in 33.9 RPG but have strong guard play with 15.4 assists.  They have a -1.8 rebounding margin and are giving up 83.2 points per game and allowing opponents to shoot 47.8% from the field and 34.5% from behind the arc.      

2018-19 WC Impact Players

PG – Journey Shank (124 Points, 8.3 PPG, 41% Shooting, 42 rebounds, 63 assists, 17 steals)

G – Conner Longmire (166 Points, 11.9 PPG, 42.3% Shooting, 38.3% 3-Point Shooting, 74 Rebounds, 18 Assists, 9 Steals)

G – Ahmad Young (148 Points, 12.3 PPG, 45.5% Shooting, 37.5% 3-Point Shooting, 83% Free-Throw Shooting, 39 Rebounds, 22 Assists, 8 Steals)

F – Nick Potthoff (191 Points, 11.9 PPG, 43% Shooting, 38.3% 3-Point Shooting, 106 Rebounds, 17 Assists, 13 Steals, 7 Blocks)

F – Kenyatta Louder (250 Points, 15.6 PPG, 46% Shooting, 31.1% 3-Point Shooting, 122 Rebounds, 19 Assists, 8 Steals, 9 Blocks)

2018-19 CLU Impact Players

G – Austin Cole (276 Points, 18.4 PPG, 46.9% Shooting, 101 Rebounds, 36 Assists, 9 Steals, 4 Blocks)

G – Kyle Ferreira (272 Points, 18.1 PPG, 44% Shooting, 40.2% 3-Point Shooting, 113 Rebounds, 48 Assists, 3 Steals, 4 Blocks)

F – Michael Wadsworth (122 Points, 8.1 PPG, 54.3% Shooting, 48 Rebounds, 32 Assists, 3 Blocks)

G – Palmer Chaplin (112 Points, 7.5 PPG, 40.9% Shooting, 43.9% 3-Point Shooting, 63 Rebounds, 53 Assists, 14 Steals, 5 Blocks)

G – Jared Wulbrun (102 Points, 6.8 PPG, 37.3% Shooting, 24 Rebounds, 24 Assists, 4 Steals)

Probable Starters

Whittier – No. 3 Journey Shank (So. – Burbank, Calif.), No. 20 Ahmad Young (So.- Sunnyvale, Calif.), No. 22 Nick Potthoff (Jr. – Phoenix, AZ), No. 23 Kenyatta Louder (Jr. – Compton, Calif.), No. 42 Kyle Price (Jr. – Rocklin, Calif.)

Cal Lutheran – No. 2 Jared Wulbrun (Fr.- Stanford, Calif.), No. 5 Kyle Ferreira (Sr. – Bakersfield, Calif.), No. 13 Palmer Chaplin (Jr. – Stateline, NV), No. 23 Austin Cole (Sr. – Redondo Beach, Calif.), No. 34 Tyler Brabant (Fr. – Thousand Oaks, Calif.)