No. 2 Tritons Finish Road Schedule With Victory at SF State, 77-55
SAN FRANCISCO — The Tritons have played well on the road all season, and Saturday was no exception.
The No. 2 University of California San Diego women’s basketball team finished off its 2018-19 road schedule on a high note, earning a victory over San Francisco State, 77-55, at The Swamp.
After clinching its fourth-consecutive California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular-season championship at Sonoma State on Thursday, UC San Diego (24-0, 20-0 CCAA) improved to 15-0 this season in games away from RIMAC Arena.
In addition, the Tritons have won 25-consecutive true road games and 34-straight regular-season contests dating back to last season. Both are the longest streaks in program history.
UC San Diego used its defense to settle into the game and build a first-half lead behind a 17-5 run to start the second quarter.
Sato’s 3-pointer from the top of the key pushed the lead to nine with 5:15 left in the first half, and junior Haleigh Hatfield’s bucket inside made it 35-23 with 3:55 to go in the second.
A Sharp three followed by Sato’s rebound and beautiful pass ahead to Williams for an open layup in transition extended the advantage to 40-23 with 2:45 to go before intermission.
Sharp opened up the second half with another 3-pointer and Sato finished a strong drive to the bucket to put the Tritons ahead by 18. Yang’s three from the wing in transition made it 50-34 with just under seven minutes to play in the third.
UC San Diego returns home next week to finish its regular-season schedule, as the Tritons play host to Cal State Monterey Bay on Thursday, Feb. 28, followed by Cal State East Bay on Saturday, March 2.
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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 summer 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 preeminent 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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