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UCSD students and children under seven are admitted free to all regular season home games. Tickets for all games at RIMAC Arena are available at the main entrance on game day. General admission prices are $10 for adults (ages seven and up) and $5 for seniors (ages 65 and up), visiting students and UCSD Alumni Association members. For info on group tickets or other questions, please call 858.534.2508.
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WE'VE GOT SPIRIT
Don't miss it! Annually the biggest event of the basketball season at RIMAC Arena, the 2014 edition of Spirit Night will take place on Friday, Jan. 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. For a photo gallery from last year's Spirit Night, click here.
PROBABLE TRITON STARTERS
G - #31 Stephanie Yano (5-4, Jr.): 6.3 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 3.5 APG, 29.1 MPG, 20 steals
G - #4 Miranda Seto (5-5, Jr.): 14.8 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 2.8 APG, 32.0 MPG, 29 steals
G - #21 Megan Perry (5-9, Sr.): 11.2 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.3 APG, 35.3 MPG, 24 3FGM
F - #34 Erin Dautremont (5-9, Sr.): 11.3 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 30.8 MPG
F - #22 McKennan Bertsch (5-11, Jr.): 7.1 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 22.7 MPG, .628 FG%
CCAA STANDINGS (through 1/7)
1. Cal Poly Pomona: 7-1, 10-2
2. Cal State East Bay: 6-2, 9-6
T-3. Cal State Dominguez Hills: 5-3, 9-3
T-3. Cal State L.A.: 5-3, 8-4
T-3. Cal State Stanislaus: 5-3, 8-4
T-3. UC San Diego: 5-3, 8-4
T-7. Chico State: 4-4, 8-4
T-7. Humboldt State: 4-4, 7-5
T-7. San Francisco State: 4-4, 8-6
10. Cal State San Bernardino: 2-6, 3-8
11. Sonoma State: 1-7, 2-10
12. Cal State Monterey Bay: 0-8, 3-8
Among all CCAA teams, UCSD ranks:
T-3. Three-Pointers Made (75)
5. Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (.332)
T-6. Free Throw Percentage (.679)
8. Field Goal Percentage (.438)
8. Rebounds/Game (38.1)
8. Free Throws Made (182)
9. Assists/Game (11.8)
9. Points/Game (63.9)
9. Field Goals Made (255)
10. Steals/Game (7.2)
11. Turnovers/Game (17.8)
12. Blocks/Game (1.2)
Tritons ranked among the top 10 players in the CCAA include:
• Miranda Seto
2. Steals/Game (2.9)
7. Free Throws Made/Game (3.6)
8. Points/Game (14.8)
8. Minutes/Game (32.0)
9. Three-Pointers/Game (1.6)
• Megan Perry
3. Minutes/Game (35.3)
T-4. Three-Pointers/Game (2.0)
6. Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (.407)
• Stephanie Yano
7. Assists/Game (3.5)
UCSD SIGNS FOUR DURING EARLY PERIOD
• Abby Conklin: Guard/Forward, 5-10, San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Hills High School
• Noam Leead: Guard, 5-10, Agoura Hills, Agoura High School
• GiGi Olelewe: Forward, 6-0, Agoura, Agoura High School
• Paige Song: Guard/Forward, 5-9, San Jose, Lynbrook High School
MILESTONES FOR DAUTREMONT
Erin Dautremont is currently at 945 career points. She’ll be the ninth Triton to reach the 1,000 career points mark during the DII era (since the 2000-01 season). She also grabbed her 500th career rebound this season.
Miranda Seto scored a career-high 21 points against Cal State San Bernardino (11/17), finishing with a career-high eight field goals made … Seto made nine of 10 free throw attempts in a game against Chico State (1/4), both career-highs … Seto also grabbed a career-high six steals against Cal State Monterey Bay (1/11) … Erin Dautremont dished out a career-high five assists against Chico State (1/4) … Stephanie Yano made a career-high five field goals for a career-high 12 points against Humboldt State (12/5) … Yano also dished out a career-high seven assists against Cal State Stanislaus (1/3) … McKennan Bertsch totaled a career-high 13 rebounds and made eight-of-12 free-throw attempts, both career-highs against Western Washington (11/23) … Megan Perry scored 25 points, made 10-of-14 field goals and drained five three’s against Cal Poly Pomona (12/7), all career-highs … Perry also grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds versus Azusa Pacific (11/30) … Dana Webster poured in a career-high 12 points against Cal State Stanislaus (1/3) … Cassie MacLeod, Haley Anderson and Jacquelynne White have all seen their first carrer action as a Triton this season.
A sluggish second half by the UCSD led to a 78-58 loss against league opponent Cal State East Bay last Friday at RIMAC Arena. Miranda Seto led the Tritons with 19 points. The guard was 6-for-8 from the field with three three-pointers. She also made four of six free throws and added four rebounds, a game-high five assists and three steals. McKennan Bertsch led all players with seven rebounds and Stephanie Yano finished with four assists. The following night on Saturday, Dana Webster's layup and free throw with 14 seconds left in the game sealed a narrow 40-38 victory over league opponent Cal State Monterey Bay. For the second straight night, UCSD was led in scoring by Seto, who had nine points while also dishing out three assists and collecting a career-high six steals. McKennan Bertsch had a team-best eight rebounds.
Erin Dautremont was tabbed the Thanksgiving Classic's most valuable player after averaging a tournament-best 17.5 points per game over two contests. The forward was joined by Perry, a fellow senior, on the All-Tournament Team. Dautremont was selected to the UCSD Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team in 2012 as well.
SETO EARNS WEEKLY LEAGUE HONOR
Junior guard Miranda Seto was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Week on Nov. 25 following her performances at the West Region Crossover Classic at Azusa Pacific on Nov. 22-23. Seto scored a game-high 16 points in a 72-66 overtime win against No. 13 Western Washington. She also contributed five rebounds and four assists in the comeback victory. In a 66-63 loss against No. 21 Seattle Pacific, Seto poured in 17 points on 6-for-14 shooting, including finding the bottom of the net on three attempts from behind the arc. She grabbed three boards and dished out three assists in the near-upset. Overall, Seto averaged 16.6 points and grabbed five steals on the weekend. It was the first CCAA honor of her career.
CCAA PRESEASON POLL
1. Chico State (7), 112 points
2. Cal Poly Pomona (4), 101 points
3. Cal State L.A., 90 points
4. UC San Diego, 86 points
5. Cal State East Bay, 80 points
6. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 78 points
7. Cal State San Bernardino (1), 77 points
8. Humboldt State, 44 points
T-9. Cal State Monterey Bay, 38 points
T-9. San Francisco State, 38 points
11. Sonoma State, 33 points
12. Cal State Stanislaus, 15 points
(first place votes)
HEAD COACH HEIDI VANDERVEER
Heidi VanDerveer enters her second season leading the Tritons in 2013-14. In her first year with the team, UCSD finished with a 22-11 overall record and placed second in the CCAA with a 17-5 mark. The Tritons won their first-ever league tournament title and qualified for the NCAA Division II postseason for the eighth time since 2000-01. Prior to coming to La Jolla, VanDerveer spent four seasons at Division III Occidental, where she compiled an impressive 83-26 record and led the Tigers to four straight Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles. VanDerveer has also spent time as the head coach at Eastern Washington and San Francisco. She began her coaching career under Pat Summitt at Tennessee and spent 12 years working in the WNBA. In addition to her collegiate and professional experience, VanDerveer worked with USA Basketball as a scout for the 2006 World Championship team and the 2008 World Qualifying Tournament. She also served as a scout for the 2008 Olympic Team that won a gold medal in Beijing. VanDerveer graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor's Degree in political science in 1986 and went on to earn her Master's in physical education and sports psychology from the University of Tennessee in 1988. She was a four-year letterwinner on the basketball team at Charleston and served as a team captain as a junior and a senior.
ABOUT THE SEAWOLVES
Sonoma State enters Friday's game with a 2-10 overall record and sits in 11th place in the CCAA at 1-7. The Seawolves are coming off a four-game road trip, losing all four games to Cal State Dominguez Hills (72-62), Cal State L.A. (78-39), Humboldt State (75-69) and Cal Poly Pomona (87-53). Sonoma State ranks 11th in points per game (57.9) in the CCAA and is last in rebounding (34.8). The Seawolves rank first in the conference in three-point defense, holding their opponents to 28.8% from deep. Sonoma State has three players averaging double digits, led by Hannah Sourek’s 10.9 points per game. Bronte Sheahan (10.1) and Hannah Green (10.0) are the other two Seawolves’ in double-figures. Mark Rigby is currently in his 17th season in charge of the Seawolves as head coach.
ABOUT THE SERIES
UCSD holds a 20-10 advantage in the all-time series against Sonoma State. The Tritons swept the 2012-13 series, winning in Rohnert Park (62-45) and in La Jolla (67-59). The Tritons have won 13 consecutive meetings, dating back to a 72-59 win on Feb. 9, 2008 at RIMAC Arena.
ABOUT THE GATORS
San Francisco State, which plays at Cal State San Bernardino Friday, enters the week at 8-6 overall and tied for seventh in the CCAA at 4-4. The Gators dropped a pair of road league games last week, falling to No. 24 Cal Poly Pomona (73-60) and Humboldt State (93-85). Katie Batlin leads the Gators offensively and is the CCAA’s seventh leading scorer at 15.2 points per game. She also ranks first in the conference in steals (43), third in total assists (59) and is fifth in rebounding/game (8.2). Angela Van Sickel is SFSU’s second leading scorer at 12.3 points per game. The Gators are first in the CCAA in three’s made (95), second in scoring average/game (73.8), second in field goals made (374) and third in shooting percentage (.431). Dr. Joaquin Wallace is currently in his ninth season as head coach of SFSU.
ABOUT THE SERIES
UCSD holds a commanding 16-3 advantage in the all-time series against San Francisco State. The two teams split the 2012-13 series, with the Tritons winning in San Francisco (53-51) and the Gators grabbing a win in La Jolla (53-50).
CCAA TOURNAMENT RETURNS TO ONTARIO
The 2014 CCAA Championship Tournament returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., March 6-8. This year, the tournament will feature a new format that includes 12 teams (six men's teams and six women's teams) instead of the previous 16-team field. All tournament games will be played at Citizens Business Bank Arena, with the first round campus site games eliminated. The top two men's teams and top two women's teams will receive a first-round bye, while the No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 seeds on each side will play a first round elimination game on Thursday, March 6. Semifinal games between the first-round winners and the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds will take place on Friday, March 7, and the championship games will be played on Saturday, March 8. The men's and women's teams that win the CCAA Tournament will receive automatic qualification into the 2014 NCAA Division II Championship Tournament.
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THE BIG PICTURE
We want to reward you for posting your creative photos showing Triton spirit. Tweet, Facebook or Instagram your pics and include our #TritonsRising hashtag. At the end of every month, we'll pick our favorite photos and dole out some swag to the winners!
UCSD returns to RIMAC Arena next week for a pair of CCAA contests. On Friday, Jan. 31, the Tritons face Cal State Dominguez Hills at 5:30 p.m. The following night on Saturday, Feb. 1, UCSD squares off with Cal State L.A. with tipoff slated for 5:30 p.m.