This Sunday, there is an NCAAB matchup between the Cal Poly Mustangs and the Saint Mary's Gaels. This will be the first meeting between these teams this season and it will take place at the McKeon Pavilion.
Cal Poly Looks For First Road Win Of The SeasonThe Cal Poly Mustangs have been extremely unimpressive up to this point in the season as they have a losing record through three games. To make matters worse, their only win came in their last game against a non-division one opponent so the Mustangs have yet to beat anyone of note. Cal Poly has also lost each of its first two road games this season by at least seven points so it has looked like a below-average team whenever it is required to travel on the road. Now, Cal Poly has to face its most talented opponent on the road as it will look for its first road win of the season. Whether or not the Mustangs have the ability to pull off this upset victory, however, remains unseen.
Leading the Mustangs offensively is sophomore guard Junior Ballard who has been good this season. Specifically, he is averaging a team-high 14.3 points per game along with 3.3 rebounds. In addition, he is also shooting an insane 66.7% from the three-point line. Ballard has also been extremely impressive defensively as he is averaging a team-high 1.7 steals. Cal Poly will need Ballard to play extremely well if it plans on winning this road game.
Cal Poly's most underrated player is freshman forward Kyle Colvin who has been solid so far this season. Specifically, he is averaging 10.7 points per game along with 6.3 rebounds which is the most on the team. In addition, DeJesus has also been efficient as he is shooting 51.9% from the floor. Colvin has shown a lot of potential in his first college season and he should develop into a key contributor in the near future.
Saint Mary's Looks For Another Home WinThe Saint Mary's Gaels have looked very underwhelming so far this season. The Gaels have won two of their first three games of the season by including an 18 point victory against Long Beach State at home in their last game. In that game, Saint Mary's offense was solid as it scored 81 points while shooting 56.4% from the floor and 60.0% the three-point line. However, Saint Mary's already lost one home game as a huge favorite this season and it cannot afford another slip up against a much inferior opponent. After what happened against Winthrop, one can definitely expect to see Saint Mary's come out extremely focused and motivated to take care of business in this home game.
Leading the Gaels offensively is senior guard Jordan Ford who has been great so far this season. He is averaging a team-high 19.3 points per game along with 3.0 rebounds while shooting 49.0% from the floor and 50.0% from the three-point line. In addition, Ford has been extremely active defensively as he has a team-high 2.3 steals per game. Now, Ford will look to lead his team to another victory on Sunday.
Fitts knocks down the buzzer with another trey! pic.twitter.com/tuVubkZbPM— Saint Mary's Hoops (@saintmaryshoops) November 15, 2019
Saint Mary's most underrated player is senior guard Tanner Krebs who has been pretty good so far this season. Specifically, he is averaging 10.7 points per game along with 4.3 rebounds. In addition, Krebs is shooting an impressive 46.7% from the three-point line after shooting just 39.8% from downtown last season. Krebs is one of the biggest sharpshooters on the team and he will look to continue shooting well in the future.
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