Humboldt State (9-11, 5-9)
Friday, Feb. 8 • 5:30 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla
Cal Poly Pomona (11-7, 9-5)
Saturday, Feb. 9 • 5:30 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla
Tickets for all home games at RIMAC Arena are available at the main entrance on game day. General admission prices are $10 for adults (ages 7 and up) and $5 for seniors (ages 65 and up), visiting students and UCSD Alumni Association members. UCSD students and children under 7 are admitted free. For info on group tickets or questions, please call 858.534.2508.
STAFF NIGHT SATURDAY
UCSD staff members will be admitted to Saturday night's games free of charge with a valid staff ID.
If you can't make it to RIMAC Arena for this week's games, you can still follow the action live. The games will feature a video stream with audio at http://bit.ly/gWUuRJ and live stats at http://bit.ly/fsRBt5.
The Tritons finally return to RIMAC Arena following a season-long, six-game road trip that started at Cal State Monterey Bay on Jan. 18. UCSD last played in La Jolla on Jan. 12 when it recorded an 87-60 win against Cal State Stanislaus. 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. Overall this season, UCSD is 6-1 at home and 6-4 in away contests.
WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW 'BOUT YOU?
Friday night is Spirit Night at RIMAC Arena! Spirit Night is the culmination of a week-long spirit competition between the six UCSD colleges and is annually one of the biggest athletics events of the year. The Spirit Night trophy will be presented following the men's game and fireworks will close out the night on RIMAC Field. Last year's Spirit Night drew a crowd of 3,642. The Triton women defeated Cal State L.A., 78-63, while the men's team downed the Golden Eagles by a score of 57-56.
OSGA NAMED CCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Guard Emily Osga is the reigning CCAA Player of the Week, picking up the honor following her performances in wins at Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State L.A. Against the Golden Eagles, Osga led all scorers with a career-high 28 points, going 6-for-9 from behind the arc as part of a 9-for-16 showing from the field. She also posted game-highs with seven rebounds and five assists. The night prior, Osga totaled 16 points, six boards, four assists and a block against the Toros. For the weekend, she averaged 22 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists while shooting 59.3% from the field. Osga made eight of 12 three-point attempts. She is the second Triton to earn the honor this season as Daisy Feder won it on Dec. 3 for her efforts against the same two teams at RIMAC Arena.
FEDER, OSGA EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
Senior guards 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.
The Tritons have been hot from three-point land all season. They lead the CCAA in total threes (135) and three-point field goal percentage (.344). Nationally, UCSD is 41st in three-point percentage and 48th in threes per game (6.4). 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 11th in the country in threes per game (2.9).
CAL STATE DOMINGUEZ HILLS REWIND
Erin Dautremont made eight of 11 shots and finished with 18 points to help lead UCSD to a 63-52 win in Carson last Friday. Emily Osga added 16 points and Daisy Feder had 12 as the Tritons out-rebounded the Toros 41 to 33. UCSD turned 15 CSUDH turnovers into 18 points. Monay Lee netted a game-high 25 points for the Toros.
CAL STATE L.A. REWIND
Emily Osga scored a career-high 28 points as UCSD rolled to a 68-58 win at Cal State L.A. last Saturday. The Tritons shot 46% in the opening half and led by 11 at 32-21 heading into the break. They out-rebounded the Eagles 43-29 and canned 10 three-pointers for the sixth time this season. Daisy Feder chipped in with 13 points and Miranda Seto had 11. Chiara DiMarco and Tessondra Williams each had 15 points for the Golden Eagles.
A LOOK AT THE LUMBERJACKS
Humboldt State comes into Friday's game at 9-11 overall and tied with Cal State San Bernardino for ninth place in the CCAA at 5-9. The Jacks split their games last week at home, defeating Cal State Stanislaus, 80-67, and falling against Chico State, 76-66. Lisa Petty had a double-double in both games, bringing her season total to five. Petty leads the team and is second in the league in scoring, averaging 19.1 points per game. She is also pulling down a team-high 8.1 rebounds per game.
A LOOK AT THE BRONCOS
Cal Poly Pomona enters the week with an 11-7 overall record and is tied with Cal State L.A. for fourth place in the league at 9-5. The Broncos split their home games last week, losing against Chico State (82-73) and defeating Cal State Stanislaus (96-48). CPP has won eight of its last 10 games. Two players are averaging over 10 points a game, including J.J. Judge (15.7) and Ashley Boggs (10.7). Boggs is also the top rebounder at 7.3 per game. The Broncos play at Cal State San Bernardino Friday night.
UCSD is tops among CCAA squads and ranks 10th nationally in free throw percentage, hitting 75.9 percent (265-for-349) of its shots from the line.
The crowd of 1,012 at the Chico State game on Jan. 11 set a new RIMAC Arena mark for the most fans attending a non-Spirit Night (an annual campus event centered around a basketball doubleheader) 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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