Bayne Nets 33 as UC San Diego Tops Cal State Dominguez Hills in OT
LA JOLLA, Calif. - Christian Bayne scored a career-high 33 points to lead the University of California San Diego men's basketball team to a 94-85 overtime victory against league opponent Cal State Dominguez Hills Thursday night at RIMAC Arena.
UC San Diego upped its records to 18-6 overall and 13-4 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The win kept the Tritons perfect at home as they improved to 11-0 when playing in La Jolla.
It was the second-straight game that Bayne set a career-high in points as he totaled 29 at Cal State San Bernardino this past Saturday. He is the second Triton to eclipse 30 points in a game this season after Christian Oshita amassed 35 against Saint Martin's back in November.
Overall, Bayne was 12-for-18 shooting with half of his makes and attempts coming from behind the three-point arc. The senior guard also contributed five assists, four rebounds, a steal, and a block.
Two other Tritons scored in double-digits including center Chris Hansen with 22 and guard Tyrell Roberts with 18. Hansen made nine of his 15 shots while adding five rebounds and three blocks. Roberts hit four treys and dished out six assists, matching a career best. Forward Scott Everman drilled three three-pointers and grabbed a game-high eight boards.
UC San Diego hit 17 threes, the team's third-most this season. Entering the night, the Tritons ranked second in the nation in threes per game at 12.5. Overall, they went 33-for-62, 53.2 percent.
Cal State Dominguez Hills led for more than half the game and held an 11-point advantage with seven minutes left in the first half. However, UC San Diego was able to surge and trailed by just three, 39-36, at halftime.
In the second half, Hansen twice hit a three-pointer to put the Tritons in front. Tied 75-75, Roberts put down a trey with 35 seconds left in regulation, but the Toros answered as Colten Kresl hit a long ball to tie it again with three ticks left. UC San Diego got off a three before time expired, but it didn't go and the Tritons went to overtime for the second time this season.
Gabe Hadley opened the scoring in the extra period with a three-pointer and UC San Diego held a lead the rest of the way. Roberts totaled five points in OT, Hansen scored four, and Eric Patton and Kaden Rasheed each had two.
David Howard led Dominguez Hills with 22 points and Wonder Smith was just behind him with 21. Howard was four-for-four from long range and Smith finished with seven assists. The Toros shot 44.3 percent overall but made just three of 10 shots in overtime.
Cal State Dominguez Hills fell to 11-11 on the season and 9-8 in league play.
UC San Diego hosts Cal State LA (13-11, 9-9) Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Golden Eagles fell, 82-70, at Cal State San Marcos Thursday. On January 3 in Los Angeles, CSULA took a 61-55 win over the Tritons.
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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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