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UCSD students and children under seven are admitted free to all regular season home games. Tickets for all games at RIMAC Arena are available at the main entrance on game day. General admission prices are $10 for adults (ages seven and up) and $5 for seniors (ages 65 and up), visiting students and UCSD Alumni Association members. For info on group tickets or other questions, please call 858.534.2508.
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THE CANNED FOOD DRIVE IS ON
The CCAA is holding its annual canned food drive competition during the month of February and all league schools will be collecting canned goods to donate to local service organizations. UC San Diego will once again be participating on behalf of the San Diego Food Bank. Donation bins are currently located in the lobby of the Intercollegiate Athletics suite through Feb. 24. In addition, bins will be present at the following home events:
• Friday, Feb. 14 - men's volleyball vs. USC
• Friday, Feb. 21 - women's/men's basketball vs. San Francisco State
• Saturday, Feb. 22 - baseball vs. Cal Poly Pomona
• Saturday, Feb. 22 - softball vs. Cal State East Bay
• Saturday, Feb. 22 - women's/men's basketball vs. Sonoma State
PROBABLE TRITON STARTERS
G - #31 Stephanie Yano (5-4, Jr.): 5.5 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 3.7 APG, 29.6 MPG
G - #4 Miranda Seto (5-5, Jr.): 15.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, .435 FG%, .359 3FG%, .783 FT%, 2.5 SPG, 32.6 MPG
G - #21 Megan Perry (5-9, Sr.): 10.9 PPG, 5.1 RPG, .381 3FG%, .756 FT%, 35.7 MPG
F - #34 Erin Dautremont (5-9, Sr.): 10.6 PPG, 6.7 RPG, .414 FG%, 29.6 MPG
F - #22 McKennan Bertsch (5-11, Jr.): 8.1 PPG, 4.9 RPG, .622 FG%, 24.4 MPG
CCAA STANDINGS (through 2/12)
1. Cal Poly Pomona: 14-2, 17-3
T-2. Cal State Dominguez Hills: 11-5, 15-5
T-2. Chico State: 11-5, 15-5
T-2. Cal State L.A.: 11-5, 14-6
T-5. Cal State Stanislaus: 9-7, 12-8
T-5. Cal State East Bay: 9-7, 12-11
T-7. Humboldt State: 8-8, 11-9
T-7. UC San Diego: 8-8, 11-9
T-7. San Francisco State: 8-8, 12-10
10. Cal State San Bernardino: 3-13, 4-15
T-11. Cal State Monterey Bay: 2-14, 5-14
T-11. Sonoma State: 2-14, 3-17
Among all CCAA teams, UCSD ranks:
T-3. Three-Pointers Made (121)
5. Free Throw Percengage (.700)
T-6. Assists/Game (12.6)
T-7. Rebounds/Game (38.3)
8. Field Goal Percentage (.388)
8. Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (.303)
8. Free Throws Made (301)
8. Fewest Turnovers/Game (16.8)
9. Points/Game (63.3)
9. Field Goals Made (422)
10. Steals/Game (6.1)
12. Blocks/Game (1.2)
Tritons ranked among the top 10 players in the CCAA include:
• Megan Perry
T-1. Minutes/Game (35.7)
T-4. Three-Pointers/Game (2.0)
5. Three-Point Percentage (.381)
4. Free Throws/Game (4.1)
T-6. Three-Pointers/Game (1.8)
T-6. Assist/Turnover Ratio (1.6)
7. Minutes/Game (32.6)
8. Three-Point Percentage (.359)
8. Free Throw Percentage (.783)
T-8. Assists/Game (2.9)
T-9. Field Goals/Game (4.8)
• Stephanie Yano
T-4. Assists/Game (3.7)
Nationally, Miranda Seto ranks 47th in steals/game (2.5) and Megan Perry is 60th in three-point percentage (.381). As a team, UCSD ranks 62nd in scoring defense (63.2), 82nd in three-pointers/game (6.1) and 99th in rebound margin (2.4).
MILESTONES FOR DAUTREMONT
On Feb. 1 vs. Humboldt State, Erin Dautremont scored her 1,000th career point. She is the ninth Triton to reach the 1,000 career points mark during the school's NCAA Division II era (since the 2000-01 season). She also grabbed her 500th career rebound this season.
UCSD holds a 6-5 home record, a 4-2 mark on the road and a 1-1 record at neutral sites…The Tritons are 2-2 against nationally-ranked teams this season...UCSD played without Miranda Seto (concussion) and McKennan Bertsch (test) at Chico State (2/7)...Seto also sat out the Humboldt State game (2/1)...Seto has totaled a career-high six steals on two occasions this season, most recently at Cal State Stanislaus (2/8)...The last time UCSD lost four straight games was during the 2010-11 season, when it opened the year 0-5...The last time the Tritons lost four consecutive CCAA games was during the 2002-03 campaign...Seto has scored in double-digits in 14 of 16 games played, including a career-high 25 against Cal Poly Pomona (1/31) ...Emily Morris recorded her first career-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds at Chico State (2/7)...Both of those totals are career-highs...Stephanie Yano pulled down a career-best six rebounds at Chico State (2/7)...Megan Perry has made at least one three in 18 of 20 games played …Four players have recorded double-doubles for the Tritons as Erin Dautremont has three, Perry has two and Morris and Bertsch each have one…Cassie MacLeod, Haley Anderson and Jacquelynne White have all seen their first career action as a Triton this season.
Erin Dautremont was tabbed the Thanksgiving Classic's most valuable player after averaging a tournament-best 17.5 points per game over two contests. The forward was joined by Megan Perry, a fellow senior, on the All-Tournament Team. Dautremont was selected to the UCSD Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team in 2012 as well.
SETO EARNS WEEKLY LEAGUE HONOR
Junior guard Miranda Seto was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Week on Nov. 25 following her performances at the West Region Crossover Classic at Azusa Pacific on Nov. 22-23. Seto scored a game-high 16 points in a 72-66 overtime win against No. 13 Western Washington. She also contributed five rebounds and four assists in the comeback victory. In a 66-63 loss against No. 21 Seattle Pacific, Seto poured in 17 points on 6-for-14 shooting, including finding the bottom of the net on three attempts from behind the arc. She grabbed three boards and dished out three assists in the near-upset. Overall, Seto averaged 16.6 points and grabbed five steals on the weekend. It was the first CCAA honor of her career.
CCAA PRESEASON POLL
1. Chico State (7), 112 points
2. Cal Poly Pomona (4), 101 points
3. Cal State L.A., 90 points
4. UC San Diego, 86 points
5. Cal State East Bay, 80 points
6. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 78 points
7. Cal State San Bernardino (1), 77 points
8. Humboldt State, 44 points
T-9. Cal State Monterey Bay, 38 points
T-9. San Francisco State, 38 points
11. Sonoma State, 33 points
12. Cal State Stanislaus, 15 points
(first place votes)
HEAD COACH HEIDI VANDERVEER
Heidi VanDerveer enters her second season leading the Tritons in 2013-14. In her first year with the team, UCSD finished with a 22-11 overall record and placed second in the CCAA with a 17-5 mark. The Tritons won their first-ever league tournament title and qualified for the NCAA Division II postseason for the eighth time since 2000-01. Prior to coming to La Jolla, VanDerveer spent four seasons at Division III Occidental, where she compiled an impressive 83-26 record and led the Tigers to four straight Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles. VanDerveer has also spent time as the head coach at Eastern Washington and San Francisco. She began her coaching career under Pat Summitt at Tennessee and spent 12 years working in the WNBA. In addition to her collegiate and professional experience, VanDerveer worked with USA Basketball as a scout for the 2006 World Championship team and the 2008 World Qualifying Tournament. She also served as a scout for the 2008 Olympic Team that won a gold medal in Beijing. VanDerveer graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor's Degree in political science in 1986 and went on to earn her Master's in physical education and sports psychology from the University of Tennessee in 1988. She was a four-year letterwinner on the basketball team at Charleston and served as a team captain as a junior and a senior.
UCSD SIGNS FOUR DURING EARLY PERIOD
• Abby Conklin: Guard/Forward, 5-10, San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Hills High School
• Noam Leead: Guard, 5-10, Agoura Hills, Agoura High School
• GiGi Olelewe: Forward, 6-0, Agoura, Agoura High School
• Paige Song: Guard/Forward, 5-9, San Jose, Lynbrook High School
ABOUT THE OTTERS
Cal State Monterey Bay enters Thursday's game at 5-14 overall and tied with Sonoma State for 11th place in the CCAA at 2-14. The Otters have lost three of their last four and split last week's road games, defeating Humboldt State (70-63) and losing to Cal Poly Pomona (38-58). Ashley Morgan leads the team in scoring with 9.5 points/game. She is also the Otters' top rebounder, pulling down 6.2 boards/game. CSUMB tops the CCAA and ranks 22nd nationally in scoring defense, giving up just 60.5 points/game to opponents.
ABOUT THE SERIES
UCSD holds a 17-3 all-time series record against Cal State Monterey Bay and has won the last three meetings. On Jan. 11 in La Jolla, the Tritons sqeaked out a 40-38 victory as Dana Webster's layup and free throw with 14 seconds left in the game sealed the win. The Otters missed a layup, grabbed the offensive rebound and missed another shot as time expired. Miranda Seto had nine points for UCSD, while Chezla Self poured in a game-high 15 for CSUMB. The Otters held a 48-36 advantage in rebounds.
ABOUT THE PIONEERS
Cal State East Bay enters the week with a 12-11 overall record and is 9-7 in CCAA play, tied with Cal State Stanislaus for fifth place. The Pioneers host Cal State San Bernardino Friday before taking on the Tritons Saturday. CSUEB has lost four straight, including both of last week's road games at Cal Poly Pomona (70-75 OT) and Humboldt State (64-71). The Pioneers lead the CCAA in field goals made (569) and are third in assists/game (14.3). Brianna Terrance is second in the league in field goals/game (6.3) and sixth in scoring (15.1 points/game), while Danielle Peacon is second in blocks/game (1.7) and third in field goal percentage (.517). Stephanie Lopez is third in assists/game (4.2) and fourth in steals/game (2.2).
ABOUT THE SERIES
UCSD holds a 9-3 all-time series record against Cal State East Bay. On Jan. 10 at RIMAC Arena, the Pioneers rolled to a 78-58 victory. The Tritons made 50% of their shots in the first half, but just 30% in the second. Miranda Seto led the Tritons with 19 points, while McKennan Bertsch had a game-high seven boards. CSUEB got a game-high 27 points out of Brianna Terrance and Stephanie Lopez added 21.
CCAA TOURNAMENT RETURNS TO ONTARIO
The 2014 CCAA Championship Tournament returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., March 6-8. This year, the tournament will feature a new format that includes 12 teams (six men's teams and six women's teams) instead of the previous 16-team field. All tournament games will be played at Citizens Business Bank Arena, with the first round campus site games eliminated. The top two men's teams and top two women's teams will receive a first-round bye, while the No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 seeds on each side will play a first round elimination game on Thursday, March 6. Semifinal games between the first-round winners and the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds will take place on Friday, March 7, and the championship games will be played on Saturday, March 8. The men's and women's teams that win the CCAA Tournament will receive automatic qualification into the 2014 NCAA Division II Championship Tournament.
CCAA TOURNAMENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets for the 2014 CCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships are now on sale at http://www.axs.com, over the phone at (888) 929-7849, or at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office. All purchases made online or over the phone are subject to a convenience fee. Base ticket prices are unchanged from last year. New this year: Groups of 10 or more can get $2 off any ticket by contacting Jessica Reveles at email@example.com or (909) 244-5516. Complete information is available here.
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After two weeks on the road, UCSD returns to RIMAC Arena next week for its final home games of the season. The Tritons host San Francisco State on Friday, Feb. 21, and Sonoma State on Saturday, Feb. 22. Both games tip at 5:30 p.m. and the Triton seniors will be recognized prior to Saturday's game.