No. 14 UC San Diego Drills Cal State Dominguez Hills, 82-52
CARSON, Calif. - Chris Hansen scored a game-high 21 points to lead the 14th-ranked University of California San Diego men's basketball team to an 82-52 conference victory at Cal State Dominguez Hills Saturday afternoon.
UC San Diego improved to 13-3 overall and 8-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) while Dominguez Hills dropped to 7-5 and 5-2 as its four-game win streak came to an end.
"It was a really good performance from our team today," said UC San Diego head coach Eric Olen. "We responded the way I hoped we would after a disappointing result Thursday."
It was the second largest margin of victory for the Tritons this season. They defeated Cal State San Bernardino by 34 points, 97-63, on Nov. 20 at home.
Hansen added 10 rebounds to register his seventh double-double of the season. From the field, he was 7-for-12 overall and 3-for-5 from three-point land. He hit all four of his free throw attempts. His point total brought him to 981 for his career.
Four other Tritons had at least 10 points including Gabe Hadley (career-high 13), Mikey Howell (12), Jeremy Johnson (career-high 11), and Scott Everman (10). Hadley netted four treys and Howell drained three while dishing out a career-high eight assists. Everman joined the helping hand party with five assists, matching his career-best.
The Tritons held a 46.2 to 32.8 advantage in shooting percentage and out-rebounded the Toros 46-37. They hit 14 three-pointers in the game.
"I thought it was our best defensive effort of the season today," said Olen.
UC San Diego led from start to finish. With 4:41 left in the game, Hadley hit a three-pointer to put the Tritons up by 35 (81-46), their largest lead of the contest.
Cal State Dominguez Hills got 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds from David Howard.
UC San Diego plays just once next week, traveling to Stanislaus State for a CCAA contest on Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
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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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