No. 7 UC San Diego Falls to No. 20 Chaminade, 70-64
HONOLULU - The seventh-ranked University of California San Diego men's basketball team saw its seven-game win streak halted Tuesday as it was defeated, 70-64, by No. 20 Chaminade in the championship contest of the Hoops in Hawai'i D2 Power Invitational.
With its first loss since Nov. 14, UC San Diego fell to 10-2. Chaminade remained unbeaten, improving to 10-0.
The Tritons held a 43-34 advantage in rebounding but turned the ball over 15 times, their second-most of the season. They led several times, but never by more than two points.
"We are disappointed to come up short tonight," said UC San Diego head coach Eric Olen. "Chaminade played better than us. We will learn from this experience and improve as a team. I'm confident that we will come back from the break ready to work."
Center Chris Hansen recorded his fifth double-double of the year with 20 points and 13 rebounds, both game-highs. He was 8-for-16 from the field. Guard Tyrell Roberts had 10 points while guard Christian Bayne and forward Scott Everman both finished with nine. Everman added eight rebounds and Bayne dished out four assists.
Nick Anderson and Erik Sheive led the Swords with 18 points apiece. Grant Dressler had 17 points, six boards, six assists, two blocks, and a steal.
Everman and Hansen were named to the all-tournament team. The Tritons went 2-1 in Honolulu, defeating Hawai'i Pacific Sunday and Western Oregon Monday.
Following a holiday break, UC San Diego is back in action on Saturday, Dec. 29 when it hosts conference rival Humboldt State. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. at RIMAC Arena.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles, and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in the summer of 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's pre-eminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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