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George Buaku
Tritons in Washington State for Chuck Randall Classic
Release: Thursday 11/23/2017 
by UCSD

THE SCHEDULE
Game 5
Friday, Nov. 24 • 7:30 p.m. PT
at Western Washington (2-1, 0-0 GNAC)
WECU Court at Carver Gym • Bellingham, Wash.
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Game 6
Saturday, Nov. 25 • 2:30 p.m. PT
vs. Alaska Fairbanks (1-3, 0-0 GNAC)
WECU Court at Carver Gym • Bellingham, Wash.
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ABOUT UC SAN DIEGO
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 1-3
• CCAA: 0-0
• Home: 0-0
• Away: 1-1
• Neutral: 0-2
• Streak: Lost 1
• NABC National Ranking: N/A
• Against Ranked Teams: 0-1
• CCAA Preseason Poll: 2nd

UC SAN DIEGO ROSTER BREAKDOWN
(2016-17 statistics shown)
Starters Returning (2)
George Buaku (G, Sr., 6-3, 185): 5.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.5 apg
Christian Oshita (G/F, Jr., 6-6, 210): 10.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 2nd Team All-CCAA

Starters Lost (3)
Chris Hansen (C, Jr., 6-7, 265): 12.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 0.7 bpg, 1st Team All-CCAA
Adam Klie (G, Sr., 6-4, 205): 15.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.7 apg, CCAA Player of the Year
Aleks Lipovic (G, Sr., 6-5, 205): 8.9 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.6 apg

Others Returning (9)
Anthony Ballestero (G, Sr., 5-10, 175): 5.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.8 apg
Scott Everman (F, So., 6-7, 210): 7.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.5 apg
Kenny Fraser (F, Sr., 6-7, 200): 1.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 0.2 apg
Chris Hansen (C, Jr., 6-7, 265): 12.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 0.7 bpg, 1st Team All-CCAA
Mikey Howell (G, RFr., 6-3, 160)
Brett Oosdyke (F, Jr., 6-7, 215): DNP
Eric Patton (F, Jr., 6-6, 210): 4.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 0.7 apg
Ben Rico (G, So., 6-4, 180): 1.8 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.4 apg
Michael Shoemaker (F, Sr., 6-8, 216): 3.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.3 bpg

Others Lost (2)
Joshua Brooks (G, Sr., 6-2, 175): 2.9 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.6 apg
Koree Cox (G, Sr., 6-3, 190): 3.5 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.2 apg

Newcomers (4)
Christian Bayne (G, Jr. 6-2, 180): Transfer from CCAA member Stanislaus State
Kennedy Koehler (F, Fr., 6-7, 215)
Tyrell Roberts (G, Fr., 5-11, 160)
Martin Tombe (F, Fr., 6-6, 220)

ABOUT WESTERN WASHINGTON
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 2-1
• GNAC: 0-0
• Home: 2-1
• Away: 0-0
• Neutral: 0-0
• Streak: Won 1
• NABC National Ranking: Receiving Votes
• GNAC Preseason Poll: 1st

ABOUT ALASKA FAIRBANKS
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 1-3
• GNAC: 0-0
• Home: 0-2
• Away: 0-0
• Neutral: 1-1
• Streak: Lost 2
• NABC National Ranking: N/A
• GNAC Preseason Poll: 7th

UCSD AGAINST THE OPPONENTS
Western Washington
• Overall: WWU leads 3-0
• Last Meeting: WWU 104, UCSD 81 (12/12/16)

Alaska Fairbanks
• Overall: Series tied 2-2
• Last Meeting: UCSD 69, Alaska 58 (12/6/07)

WEEKLY REWIND
California Baptist 78, UCSD 73 (11/18)
UCSD 70, Point Loma 68 (11/14)

UC SAN DIEGO DROPS EXHIBITION AT SAN DIEGO STATE
Despite hitting 15 three-pointers, UC San Diego was defeated, 98-79, by San Diego State in an exhibition game on Nov. 2 at Viejas Arena. The Tritons shot 43.3 percent (29-67) overall and 44.1 percent (15-34) from behind the three-point line. Both teams finished with 33 rebounds, with UCSD holding a 14-8 advantage on the offensive glass. Four Tritons hit double-figure point totals, including Christian Oshita, who finished with a game-high 16. Scott Everman and Eric Patton netted 14 points apiece, with Everman going 4-for-4 from long range and Patton hauling in a game co-high eight rebounds. Christian Bayne and George Buaku each dished out four assists and Buaku added seven boards. The Aztecs, which shot 60.7 percent (34-56) for the game, got 46 of their points in the paint with 13 coming off the fast break. SDSU was 23-30 from the free throw line, while UC San Diego was 6-9. For the complete box score, click here.

TRITONS COMING OFF HISTORIC SEASON
UC San Diego's 2016-17 season was the finest in program history as the Tritons set records for overall wins (27) as well as California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) victories (17). The team won its first-ever CCAA regular season title and added a second banner by winning the league's tournament for a second time. For the second-straight season, top-seeded UCSD advanced to the NCAA West Region championship game, serving as the regional host for the first time. A 12-game win streak was also a team first and the Tritons were ranked as high as 11th in the country, finishing their campaign at No. 19. Senior guard Adam Klie was named the CCAA Player of the Year and Eric Olen was tabbed the CCAA Coach of the Year. In addition to Klie, sophomore center Chris Hansen was an All-CCAA First Team selection, while sophomore swingman Christian Oshita was named to the league's second team.

2016-17 UC SAN DIEGO REWIND
• Overall: 27-6
• CCAA: 17-3 (1st)
• Home: 15-3
• Away: 9-3
• Neutral: 3-0
• Postseason: NCAA West Region Finalist (Sweet 16)
• Highest National Ranking: 11

CCAA STANDINGS
(through 11/22)
Cal State LA: 2-0, 5-1
Cal Poly Pomona: 1-0, 4-1
San Francisco State: 1-0, 4-1
Chico State: 1-0, 3-1
Stanislaus State: 1-1, 4-1
Cal State Monterey Bay: 1-1, 1-4
Cal State East Bay: 1-2, 1-4
Humboldt State: 0-1, 3-3
Cal State San Bernardino: 0-1, 2-3
Cal State Dominguez Hills: 0-2, 2-4
Cal State San Marcos: 0-0, 3-1
Sonoma State: 0-0, 2-2
UC San Diego: 0-0, 1-3

HANSEN TO MISS 2017-18 SEASON
Junior center Chris Hansen will sit out the team's 2017-18 campaign following off-season shoulder surgery. In 2016-17, Hansen averaged 12.5 points and 6.0 rebounds, both numbers ranking second on the roster. His .505 field goal percentage and 22 blocks led the Tritons. In the CCAA, he ranked first in free throw percentage (.960), third in field goal percentage (.529), 11th in blocks (0.8), 13th in scoring (13.3), and 16th in rebounding (5.8). Hansen was a First Team All-CCAA selection.

ADAM 13
Adam Klie graduated in 2017 as UC San Diego's Division II leader in career points (1,524), rebounds (625), field goals made (561), field goals attempted (1,084), free throws attempted (527), games played (118), and minutes played (3,510). The guard, who wore No. 13, was just the second Triton during the team's DII era to total 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. This past season, Klie earned a slew of awards, including CCAA Player of the Year, NABC and D2CCA West Region First Team, CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year, and CCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades. The three-time All-CCAA selection and 2014 CCAA Freshman of the Year graduated with a 4.0 GPA as a Bioengineering major. Klie is currently playing professionally for the Niagara River Lions of the National Basketball League of Canada.

NABC NATIONAL POLL
(11/21)
1. Northwest Missouri State
2. Queens
3. Bellarmine
4. Lincoln Memorial
5. Ferris State
6. Colorado School of Mines
7. California Baptist
8. Barry
9. West Liberty
10. West Texas A&M
11. Wheeling Jesuit
12. Christian Brothers
13. Le Moyne
14. Benedict
15. Western Oregon
16. Chico State
17. Bloomfield
18. Findlay
19. Shippensburg
20. Valdosta State
21. UT Permian Basin
22. St. Thomas Aquinas
23. Fort Lewis
24. Merrimack
25. Northern State

UCSD IN THE NABC NATIONAL POLL
• 11/21: N/A
• Preseason: Receiving Votes

D2SIDA NATIONAL POLL
(11/21)
1. Northwest Missouri State
2. Lincoln Memorial
3. Ferris State
4. Queens
5. Barry
6. California Baptist
7. Bellarmine
8. Wheeling Jesuit
9. Arkansas-Fort Smith
10. Christian Brothers
11. West Texas A&M
12. Colorado School of Mines
13. Western Oregon
14. West Liberty
15. Le Moyne
16. Virginia State
17. Ashland
18. Valdosta State
19. St. Thomas Aquinas
20. Chico State
21. East Central
22. UNC Pembroke
23. UT Permian Basin
24. Fairmont State
25. Findlay

UCSD IN THE D2SIDA NATIONAL POLL
• 11/21: N/A
• 11/14: N/A
• Preseason: Receiving Votes

D2SIDA WEST REGION POLL
(11/20)
1. California Baptist
2. Western Oregon
3. Chico State
4. Western Washington
5. Chaminade
6. Concordia (CA)
7. Cal Poly Pomona
8. Concordia (OR)
t9. Cal State LA
t9. San Francisco State

UCSD IN THE D2SIDA WEST REGION POLL
• 11/20: Receiving Votes
• 11/13: Receiving Votes
• Preseason: 4th

2017-18 CCAA PRESEASON POLL
1. Chico State
2. UC San Diego
3. Cal State San Marcos
4. Cal Poly Pomona
5. San Francisco State
6. Cal State LA
7. Cal State Dominguez Hills
8. Cal State San Bernardino
9. Sonoma State
10. Stanislaus State
11. Cal State East Bay
12. Humboldt State
13. Cal State Monterey Bay

HEAD COACH ERIC OLEN
Following nine seasons as an assistant coach with the UC San Diego men's basketball team, Eric Olen was named the program's 12th head coach on Oct. 1, 2013. Over his four seasons at the helm, Olen has led the Tritons to an 82-36 (.695) overall record with a 57-27 (.679) mark in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play. Olen joined the UC San Diego coaching staff as a second assistant for the 2004-05 season. Just one year later, he was promoted to first assistant. As a player at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., Olen helped the Badgers to three-straight appearances in the NAIA National Tournament, including trips to the NAIA Elite Eight in 2000 and 2001. He graduated from Spring Hill in 2004 with a degree in finance. For Olen's complete bio, click here.

GEAR UP
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FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD
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UP NEXT
UC San Diego, which opened its season with six-straight games away from home, returns to La Jolla for its first contest at RIMAC Arena and first conference tilt as it hosts Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

#AllForOne

Sunday, December 17
Men's Basketball at Cal State LA
7:30 PM
Los Angeles
Tuesday, December 19
Men's Basketball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
3:30 PM
Carson
Friday, December 29
Men's Basketball vs. San Francisco State
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, December 31
Men's Basketball at Stanislaus State
4:00 PM
Turlock
Friday, January 05
Men's Basketball vs. Humboldt State
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, January 06
Men's Basketball vs. Chico State
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Thursday, January 11
Men's Basketball at Cal State Monterey Bay
7:30 PM
Seaside
Saturday, January 13
Men's Basketball at Cal State East Bay
3:30 PM
Hayward
MBB Casino Night