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Winners of Four Straight, Tritons Travel To Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay
Release: Wednesday 01/10/2018 
by UCSD

THE SCHEDULE
Game 16
Thursday, Jan. 11 • 7:30 p.m. PT
at Cal State Monterey Bay (4-10, 3-7 CCAA)
The Kelp Bed • Seaside, Calif.
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Game 17
Saturday, Jan. 13 • 3:30 p.m. PT
at Cal State East Bay (8-8, 4-6 CCAA)
Pioneer Gymnasium • Hayward, Calif.
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BIG (WEST) NEWS FOR UC SAN DIEGO ATHLETICS

On Nov. 27, 2017, UC San Diego was officially invited to become a member of the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. The Tritons begin a four-year reclassification period starting in the fall of 2020 and will play a full Big West schedule that season. During the tranisition, UCSD will be eligible for National Collegiate Championships in men's volleyball, men's and women's water polo, and men's and women's fencing. For the 2024-25 academic year, all sports will be eligible to compete in Big West and NCAA Division I Championships. Read the full press release here.

ABOUT UC SAN DIEGO
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 10-5
• CCAA: 7-2
• Home: 4-1
• Away: 5-2
• Neutral: 1-2
• Streak: Won 4
• 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 CAL STATE MONTEREY BAY
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 4-10
• CCAA: 3-7
• Home: 1-5
• Away: 3-3
• Neutral: 0-2
• Streak: Lost 4
• NABC National Ranking: N/A
• CCAA Preseason Poll: 13th

ABOUT CAL STATE EAST BAY
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 8-8
• CCAA: 4-6
• Home: 3-4
• Away: 4-4
• Neutral: 1-0
• Streak: Won 2
• NABC National Ranking: N/A
• CCAA Preseason Poll: 11th

UCSD AGAINST THE OPPONENTS
Cal State Monterey Bay
• Overall: UCSD leads 15-13
• Last Meeting: CSUMB 78, UCSD 76 OT (12/8/17 at La Jolla)

Cal State East Bay
• Overall: UCSD leads 13-5
• Last Meeting: UCSD 84, CSUEB 45 (2/4/17 at La Jolla)

WEEKLY REWIND
• 1/6/18 at La Jolla: UCSD 73, Chico State 50
• 1/5/18 at La Jolla: UCSD 83, Humboldt State 73

STREAKING INTO 2018
UCSD's current four-game win streak equals its longest of the season. It started on Dec. 29 at home against San Francisco State with wins over Stanislaus State, Humboldt State, and Chico State to follow. The team's previous four-game run spanned Nov. 24-Dec. 2 with victories against Western Washington, Alaska Fairbanks, Cal State San Bernardino, and Cal State San Marcos.

MARGINALLY SPEAKING
UC San Diego's 23-point (73-50) win against Chico State on Jan. 6 was the largest margin of victory ever for the Tritons over the Wildcats. The previous mark was 20 (61-41) in a game back on Jan. 7, 2006. The 41 points are the fewest that Chico State has ever scored against the Tritons.

SCOTT EVERMAN FOR THREE!!!
Six-foot-seven forward Scott Everman leads the Tritons with 42 three-pointers made. The sophomore has hit at least one long-range shot in all 15 games and has netted multiple treys in 13 contests. His 42 threes are the 54th-most by any player in the country and his 2.8/game average ranks 80th nationally.

OSHITA IS THE CCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Christian Oshita was named the first CCAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week for 2018 on Jan. 2 after helping UC San Diego to a pair of key league victories. He averaged 19.5 points and 6.0 rebounds and netted seven three-pointers, all team-bests. He shot .536 overall and .500 from behind the arc. In a 71-60 home victory against San Francisco State, Oshita totaled a game-high 19 points with five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Two days later on the road at Stanislaus State, he produced a game-high 20 points to go along with a team-best seven rebounds as the Tritons defeated the Warriors by a score of 70-58. Oshita made four of his seven three-point attempts in the game. The wins vaulted UCSD from sixth to fourth in the league standings. It is the first career CCAA Player of the Week award for Oshita. He is the second Triton to win the accolade this season as Christian Bayne earned the honor on Nov. 28.

ANOTHER HONOR FOR OSHITA
Christian Oshita was recently named a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for December. He averaged 18.0 points and 7.3 rebounds, both team-highs, while shooting .476 (39-82) overall and .375 (15-40) from behind the three-point line to help lead UC San Diego to a 4-2 conference record in December. He hit double-figure point totals in all six games and netted multiple three-pointers in five contests. Oshita totaled 15 assists and seven steals over the month. In a win at Cal State Dominguez Hills, he recorded his second double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

WAIT FOR IT
Christian Bayne has been coming up huge in the second half. In 11 of 15 contests, he's scored more than half of his points in the second stanza and overtime. Overall this season, he's produced 150 of his 235 points, 64 percent, in the second half or later. Just twice has he scored more than half of his points in the first half. Here's a game-by-game look at Bayne's second-half totals in relation to his game totals.
• 1/6 vs. Chico State: 2 of 9
• 1/5 vs. Humboldt State: 12 of 22
• 12/31 at Stanislaus State: 2 of 13
• 12/29 vs. San Francisco State: 8 of 16
• 12/19 at Cal State Dominguez Hills: 4 of 4
• 12/17 at Cal State LA: 14 of 19
• 12/8 vs. Cal State Monterey Bay: 13 of 15 (4 in OT)
• 12/2 at Cal State San Marcos: 18 of 24
• 11/30 vs. Cal State San Bernardino: 19 of 28
• 11/25 vs. Alaska Fairbanks: 8 of 16
• 11/24 at Western Washington: 15 of 19
• 11/18 at California Baptist: 11 of 18
• 11/14 at Point Loma: 8 of 14
• 11/11 vs. Dixie State: 11 of 11
• 11/10 vs. Azusa Pacific: 5 of 7

TOP 50 HITS
As a team, UC San Diego ranks in the top 50 nationally in six different statistical categories (through 1/9):
• 27th: Scoring Defense (67.2)
• 29th: Three-Point Field Goals Made (150)
• 32nd: Three-Point Field Goals/Game (10.0)
• 34th: Three-Point Field Goal Attempts (399)
• 37th: Assist/Turnover Ratio (1.38)
• 41st: Fewest Turnovers/Game (11.6)

UCSD IN THE CCAA
CCAA games only (through 1/10)
• 1st: Three-Point Field Goals/Game (9.9)
• 1st: Free Throw Percentage (.776)
• 1st: Assist/Turnover Ratio (1.39)
• 1st: Assists/Game (15.78)
• 2nd: Scoring Defense (66.0)
• 2nd: Scoring Margin (8.7)
• Field Goal Percentage (.470)
• 3rd: Scoring Offense (74.7)
• 4th: Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (.362)
• 5th: Steals/Game (6.44)
• 6th: Blocks/Game (2.78)
• T-7th: Fewest Turnovers/Game (13.1)
• 12th: Rebounds/Game (31.9)

TRITON LEADERS IN THE CCAA
CCAA games only (through 1/10)
2. Free Throw Percentage: Christian Bayne (.883)
3. Field Goal Percentage: Christian Oshita (.477)
T-3. Scoring: Christian Bayne (16.7)
T-3. Scoring: Christian Oshita (16.7)
T-3. Three-Point Field Goals/Game: Scott Everman (2.9)
5. Three-Point Field Goal Percentage: Scott Everman (.400)
6. Rebounding: Christian Oshita (7.6)
8. Minutes/Game: Christian Oshita (32.9)
T-10. Steals/Game: Christian Bayne (1.3)
T-11. Assists/Game: Christian Bayne (2.9)
T-11. Blocks/Game: Eric Patton (0.8)

BAYNE DRAIN
Christian Bayne has drained 77 of his 85 free throw attempts, 90.6 percent. That percentage is tops among all CCAA players and ranks 20th in the country. His 77 free throws made are the 35th-most by any player in the country. Over a five-game span, he went a perfect 27-for-27, which included a 13-for-13 performance at Western Washington on Nov. 24.

BAYNE NAMED CCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Christian Bayne was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Nov. 28. Over two wins at Western Washington’s Chuck Randall Classic, Bayne led UC San Diego in scoring (17.5 points/game), rebounding (6.5/game), and free throw percentage (1.000). In an 81-73 victory against the host, the junior guard totaled a season-high 19 points to go along with a team- and season-high seven rebounds as well as a game- and season-high four assists. Bayne went a perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line vs. the Vikings. Against Alaska, he shot .700 (7-10) and pulled down a game-high six rebounds. The Tritons defeated the Nanooks by a score of 80-56. For the week, Bayne totaled 35 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists while shooting .588 (10-17).

TRITON TRIO EARNS TOURNEY ACCOLADES IN WASHINGTON
At Western Washington's Chuck Randall Classic, Christian Oshita was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after averaging 17.0 points per game and going 13-for-22, 59.1 percent, from the field over a pair of UC San Diego victories. Christian Bayne and Scott Everman were also named to the all-tournament team.

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 1/10)
1. Cal Poly Pomona, 8-1
2. UC San Diego, 7-2
3. Cal State San Marcos, 6-2
4. Chico State, 6-4
5. Stanislaus State, 6-5
T-6. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 5-5
T-6. San Francisco State, 5-5
T-8. Cal State East Bay, 4-6
T-8. Cal State San Bernardino, 4-6
10. Sonoma State, 3-6
T-11. Cal State LA, 3-7
T-11. Cal State Monterey Bay, 3-7
T-11. Humboldt State, 3-7

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. Check out his current season statistics here.

NABC NATIONAL POLL
(1/9)
1. Queens
2. Bellarmine
3. West Liberty
4. Northwest Missouri State
5. Lincoln Memorial
6. UT-Permian Basin
7. Ferris State
8. West Texas A&M
9. Northern State
10. Western Oregon
11. Barry
12. Texas A&M-Commerce
13. Virginia State
14. Arkansas-Fort Smith
15. West Florida
16. Findlay
17. West Chester
18. Christian Brothers
19. Wheeling Jesuit
20. Morehouse
21. Fort Lewis
22. Colorado School of Mines
23. Dallas Baptist
24. California Baptist
25. Cal Poly Pomona

UCSD IN THE NABC NATIONAL POLL
• 1/9: N/A
• 1/2: N/A
• 12/26: N/A
• 12/12: N/A
• 12/5: N/A
• 11/28: N/A
• 11/21: N/A
• Preseason: Receiving Votes

D2SIDA NATIONAL POLL
(1/9)
1. Bellarmine
2. Queens
3. West Liberty
4. Northwest Missouri State
5. Lincoln Memorial
6. Ferris State
7. UT-Permian Basin
8. Northern State
9. West Chester
10. Barry
11. Western Oregon
12. West Texas A&M
13. Arkansas-Fort Smith
14. West Florida
15. Findlay
16. Virginia State
17. Texas A&M-Commerce
18. Morehouse
19. Cal Poly Pomona
20. Carson-Newman
21. Southern Nazarene
22. Bridgeport
T-23. California Baptist
T-23. Lake Superior State
T-25. Colorado School of Mines
T-25. Valdosta State

UCSD IN THE D2SIDA NATIONAL POLL
• 1/9: N/A
• 12/21: N/A
• 12/12: N/A
• 12/5: N/A
• 11/28: N/A
• 11/21: N/A
• 11/14: N/A
• Preseason: Receiving Votes

D2SIDA WEST REGION POLL
(1/8)
1. Western Oregon
2. Cal Poly Pomona
3. California Baptist
4. Western Washington
5. Azusa Pacific
6. UC San Diego
7. Cal State San Marcos
8. Chaminade
9. Seattle Pacific
10. Chico State

UCSD IN THE D2SIDA WEST REGION POLL
• 1/8: 6th
• 12/20: N/A
• 12/11: 10th
• 12/4: 7th
• 11/27: t-9th
• 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.

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UP NEXT
Following this Northern California road trip, UC San Diego returns home to play its next three games at RIMAC Arena, starting with a Jan. 18 tilt against Stanislaus State.

#BigWestBound

Tuesday, January 23
Men's Basketball vs. Cal State San Marcos
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, January 27
Men's Basketball vs. Sonoma State
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, February 02
Men's Basketball at Sonoma State
7:30 PM
Rohnert Park
Saturday, February 03
Men's Basketball at San Francisco State
7:30 PM
San Francisco
Friday, February 09
Men's Basketball vs. Cal Poly Pomona
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, February 10
Men's Basketball at Cal State San Bernardino
7:30 PM
San Bernardino
Thursday, February 15
Men's Basketball at Chico State
7:30 PM
Chico
Saturday, February 17
Men's Basketball at Humboldt State
7:30 PM
Arcata
MBB Casino Night