Tickets for the NCAA West Regional at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., are available for purchase by calling 360.650.2583. Reserved tickets are $12, general admission tickets are $8 and tickets for students, youth and seniors with ID are $5. Tickets are good for every game on the day purchased.
If you can't make it up to Sam Carver Gymnasium in Bellingham, you can still follow every game live. A video stream and live stats are available at http://bit.ly/OukSZ7. In addition, all games involving Western Washington will be broadcast by KPUG Radio and can be heard online at http://www.kpug1170.com.
Saturday, March 16 - Quarterfinals
Game 1: #6 Grand Canyon vs. #3 UCSD, 12 pm
Game 2: #7 Northwest Nazarene vs. #2 Simon Fraser, 2:30 pm
Game 3: #5 Cal State Monterey Bay vs. #4 Chico State, 5 pm
Game 4: #8 Academy of Art vs. #1 Western Washington, 7:30 pm
Monday, March 18 - Semifinals
Game 5: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 12 p.m.
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19 - Final
Game 7: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 6 p.m.
HAVE WE MET?
UCSD has already played five of the other seven West Regional teams this season, including Cal State Monterey Bay (L-W-W), Chico State (W-W), Grand Canyon (L), Simon Fraser (L) and Western Washington (L). The Tritons are 4-4 against those squads in 2012-13. The games against Grand Canyon and Simon Fraser were part of November's Disney Classic in Anaheim, while UCSD and Western Washington played at Carver Gym in Bellingham the following week in the Vikings' West Region Crossover. The last time UCSD played Northwest Nazarene was on Nov. 18, 2006, an 86-82 win for the Tritons in Nampa, Idaho. UCSD and Academy of Art have never played each other.
UCSD IN THE NCAA DII TOURNEY (8-7 overall; 7-6 in West Regional; 1-1 in Elite Eight)
3/12/04 - Seattle Pacific 79, UCSD 59 (regional quarterfinal at Seattle, Wash.)
3/10/06 - Seattle Pacific 62, UCSD 57 (regional quarterfinal at Bellingham, Wash.)
3/9/07 - UCSD 78, Western Washington 45 (regional quarterfinal at La Jolla, Calif.)
3/10/07 - UCSD 66, Alaska Anchorage 51 (regional semifinal at La Jolla, Calif.)
3/12/07 - UCSD 80, Chico State 63 (regional final at La Jolla, Calif.)
3/21/07 - UCSD 71, Glenville State 61 (national quarterfinal at Kearney, Neb.)
3/22/07 - Southern Connecticut State 67, UCSD 53 (national semifinal at Kearney, Neb.)
3/12/10 - Humboldt State 76, UCSD 72 (regional quarterfinal at Seattle, Wash.)
3/9/12 - UCSD 84, Chico State 66 (regional quarterfinal at La Jolla, Calif.)
3/10/12 - UCSD 81, Western Washington 66 (regional semifinal at La Jolla, Calif.)
3/12/12 - Alaska Anchorage 68, UCSD 63 (regional final at La Jolla, Calif.)
TRITONS WIN FIRST CCAA TOURNAMENT TITLE
UCSD punched its ticket into the NCAA postseason by winning its first-ever CCAA Tournament last week. In the opening round at RIMAC Arena in La Jolla, the Tritons took down Cal State San Bernardino by a score of 55-46. In a semifinal at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, UCSD had no trouble getting past Cal State Monterey Bay, cruising to a 67-51 victory. The Tritons clinched the title by defeating Cal State L.A., 66-61, in the championship game. Erin Dautremont was named the tournament's MVP, while Daisy Feder and Emily Osga were also named to the all-tournament team.
FEDER NAMED ALL-WEST REGION
Daisy Feder was selected to the Daktronics West Region All-Star First Team Thursday. The senior guard leads the Tritons in several statistical categories, including scoring (18.3 points/game), assists (87), field goals (180), three-point field goals (85), free throws (140) and free throw percentage (.848). Among all CCAA players, Feder is first in three-pointers per game (2.7) and free throw percentage and third in scoring and field goals per game (5.6). Nationally, she ranks 19th in threes per game, 25th in scoring and 30th in free throw percentage. Feder has totaled at least 10 points in 30 of 32 games played this season, including a career-high 29 on two occasions. She has posted 20 or more points 11 times and has been the Tritons' leading scorer in 19 contests. She was named the 2013 CCAA Most Valuable Player and was selected to the league's all-tournament team last week in Ontario, Calif. It is Feder's second consecutive West Region honor from Daktronics as she was tabbed to the second team in 2012. She is now eligible for Daktronics All-America status. That team will be announced on Friday, March 22.
DAUTREMONT THE MVP
Erin Dautremont was named the Most Valuable Player of last week's CCAA Tournament in Ontario, Calif. The junior forward totaled a career-high 28 points against Cal State Monterey Bay and followed that up with a double-double versus Cal State L.A., finishing with 14 points and a career-high 14 boards. She also dished out a career-best four assists in the title game against the Golden Eagles.
RECORD WATCH I - THREES
With four three-pointers in last week's CCAA Tournament win over Cal State L.A., Daisy Feder broke UCSD's single season mark. She now has 85 treys this year, passing the 84 that Meaghan Noud made in 2007-08. Career-wise, Feder has 245 threes to her name, 10 behind all-time record holder and current UCSD assistant coach Chelsea Carlisle, who drained 255 between 2008 and 2012.
RECORD WATCH II - FREE THROWS
As a team, UCSD holds a .760 (411-for-541) free throw percentage. The school's single season record is .751 (526-for-700), set during the 2006-07 campaign. The Tritons currently lead the CCAA and rank 15th nationally in free throw percentage. Daisy Feder leads the league and is 31st in the country at .848 (140-for-165).
THREE TRITONS EARN CCAA AWARDS
Daisy Feder was named the CCAA's Most Valuable Player while Erin Dautremont andEmily Osga joined her as All-CCAA First Team selections. UCSD has produced the league's MVP in six of the last eight seasons, including last year when current assistant coach Chelsea Carlisle won it. Osga is a three-time all-league first-teamer, while Feder has garnered the honor twice. It is Dautremont's first appearance on an All-CCAA team.
AGAINST THE RANKED
The Feb. 16 game at No. 11 Chico State was the fifth time that UCSD had squared off against a nationally-ranked team this season. Three of the Tritons' first five games of the year were against ranked squads, including No. 13 Grand Canyon, No. 14 Western Washington and No. 15 Gannon. Chico was ranked ninth when the Tritons and Wildcats hooked up at RIMAC Arena back on Jan. 11. UCSD is 2-3 against ranked teams this season, both victories coming against Chico State.
The Tritons finally returned to RIMAC Arena on Feb. 8 following a season-long, six-game road trip that started at Cal State Monterey Bay on Jan. 18. Since the 2000-01 season when UCSD joined the NCAA Division II ranks, it had never played more than five straight regular season games away from home. In addition, the Tritons had never played more than four consecutive CCAA games on the road.
The Tritons lead the CCAA in three-pointers made (190) and are second in three-point field goal percentage (.339). Nationally, UCSD is 43rd in three-point percentage and 71st in threes per game (5.9). The Tritons have netted at least 10 treys in seven games, including a season-high 11 vs. Seattle Pacific on Nov. 16. Daisy Feder leads the league and is 19th in the country in threes per game (2.7).
FEDER, OSGA EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
Daisy Feder and Emily Osga earned Capital One Academic All-District honors on Jan. 31. To be eligible, a student-athlete must carry at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, be at least a sophomore, have completed a full year at the institution and possess legitimate athletic credentials. Feder maintains a 3.36 grade point average in ethnic studies while Osga holds a 3.7 as a human biology major.
JOIN THE CLUB
Both Daisy Feder and Emily Osga eclipsed the 1,000 career points mark this season. Osga did it at Humboldt State on Jan. 5 by recording 23 points, while Feder scored 28 against Grand Canyon on Nov. 10 to put her past the mark.
The Spirit Night (an annual campus event) game against Humboldt State on Feb. 8 drew 1,784 fans, the third-most to ever attend a women's game at RIMAC Arena. The crowd of 1,012 at the Chico State game on Jan. 11 set a new RIMAC mark for the most fans attending a non-Spirit Night game.
UCSD's 87 points against Cal State Stanislaus on Jan. 12 was a season-best. The last time the Tritons posted a higher point total was on Feb. 10, 2012 when they amassed 93 in a victory over Chico State at home.
ANDERSON-JEW LEAVES TEAM
Junior guard Nicole Anderson-Jew has decided to leave the team due to nagging knee issues. The San Rafael native played in five games for a total of 29 minutes this season. As a freshman, Anderson-Jew played in all 31 games with six starts, totaling 462 minutes. Last season, she saw action off the bench in 17 (170 minutes). For her career, she recorded 117 points, 71 rebounds, 82 assists and 34 steals over 53 games.
First year head coach Heidi VanDerveer and her staff have announced the signing of four high school seniors that will suit up for the Tritons during the 2013-14 season. Committing to UCSD over the 2012 early signing period were Haley Anderson (guard/forward, 5-8, El Dorado Hills, Oak Ridge HS), McKenzie Bolden (guard, 5-5, Atlanta, Innocents Episcopal School), Hannah Johnson (forward/center, 5-11, Saratoga, Saratoga HS) and Taylor Tanita (guard, 5-6, Culver City, Culver City HS).
A SEASON TO REMEMBER
UCSD broke a school record for victories last season, finishing at 30-3 overall. The Tritons won the CCAA regular season crown with a 21-1 mark and advanced to the finals of the NCAA West Regional. Ranked No. 1 in the nation for seven straight weeks, UCSD defeated Chico State and Western Washington in Regional play before falling to Alaska-Anchorage in the title game. Senior guard Chelsea Carlisle was named a WBCA All-American while four Tritons were named First Team All-CCAA. Head coach Charity Elliott was tabbed the West Region Coach of the Year.
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