Photo by: Jimmy Gekas/Sideline Studios
Senior forward Justin Brue returns after leading the team in blocks for the past two seasons.
Exhibition at No. 20 San Diego State Kicks Off Busy Opening Week
Release: Sunday 11/04/2012 
Exhibition Game
at No. 20 San Diego State (0-0)
Monday, Nov. 5 • 7 p.m.
Viejas Arena • San Diego
Radio: ESPN 1700

Game 1
Dixie State Classic
at Dixie State (0-0)
Friday, Nov. 9 • 6:30 p.m.
Burns Arena • St. George, UT

Game 2
Dixie State Classic
vs. Fresno Pacific (0-0)
Saturday, Nov. 10 • 4:30 p.m.
Burns Arena • St. George, UT

Tickets Here
Tickets for the Nov. 5 exhibition at No. 20 San Diego State are still available. You can order online at

Air Ball
For the second straight year, a majority of UCSD men's basketball games will be broadcast live by ESPN Radio 1700. A total of 18 games will be aired, including every home contest, four CCAA road games (11/24 at Cal State San Bernardino, 1/3 at Cal Poly Pomona, 2/1 at Cal State Dominguez Hills, 2/2 at Cal State L.A.) and the exhibition at San Diego State on Nov. 5. Craig Elsten will handle the play-by-play while color commentary will be provided by various people, including former Tritons. You can also hear the broadcasts online at

Coach and Coach
Also for the second year in a row, UCSD head coach Chris Carlson will be a weekly guest on XX Sports 1090's "Coach" Kentera Show. Carlson will join host John Kentera every Tuesday at approximately 10 p.m. You can listen online as well at

Tourney Time
Following Monday's exhibition, the Tritons open their regular season slate at the Dixie State Classic in St. George, Utah, on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10. UCSD plays the host on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (PT) and faces off against Fresno Pacific on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Colorado Mesa is also participating. The Tritons won the Disney Tip-Off Classic to open their 2011-12 season, the second straight year they won the title.

In the Preseason Coaches Poll
UCSD was picked to finish 11th in the CCAA regular season standings in the league's preseason coaches poll, the same spot the Tritons finished last year. Chico State topped the list and was followed by Cal Poly Pomona in second and Cal State San Bernardino in third.

Nearing 600 Wins
UCSD is just two victories shy of the program's 600th. The Tritons enter their 2012-13 campaign at 598-621 since the 1965-66 season.

Gear Here
UC San Diego Athletics is excited to announce a new partnership with Advanced-Online, which will provide a web-based, on-demand option for UCSD Tritons athletic apparel and merchandise. Fans will have access to over 600 products that can be produced and shipped in 24 hours. Advanced-Online will also offer special event and championship gear. Access the site at

Be Social 
There are now more ways than ever to follow the Tritons. Of course, you've always got at your fingertips, but our social media scene is growing by the hour. Get instant updates on Twitter and like us on facebook. For a more visual approach, watch us on YouTube. Be sure to follow us all year for updates, behind the scene looks and great giveaways!

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