Long Beach State will face off against UC Santa Barbara in the Hercules tires big West championship tournaments semifinals on Friday for a tip off time of 9 PM Eastern. This game will be available on ESPN plus. UC Santa Barbara comes into this game with a record on the season of 17–10, UC Santa Barbara was victorious in the quarterfinal against UC Irvine by the score of 78–69. Amadou Sow had 21 points and 16 rebounds in the victory.
Long Beach State comes into this game with a record on the season of 19–11, and we are victorious in their quarterfinal match up against Cal State Bakersfield by the score of 72–61. Joelle Murray had 25 points for Long Beach State advancing them to the second round. Justin Mackall was the team leader for Bakersfield in points with 19.
Long Beach State is led by Joel Murray who is averaging 16.2 points on the season with a field goal percentage of 44.1%, and a free-throw percentage of 86.1%. Joel Murray is also the team leader for Long Beach State in minutes per game averaging 31.6 on the season.
AJ Mitchell is the team leader for UC Santa Barbara and minutes per game averaging 31.8 from the guard position and is also averaging 3.8 assists per game. Amadou Sow is the team leader for UC Santa Barbara in points per game on average with 15.8 on the season and a field goal percentage of 56.6%, and a free-throw percentage of 78.6%.