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PROBABLE TRITON STARTERS
G - #31 Stephanie Yano (5-4, Jr.): 5.9 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 3.9 APG, 29.7 MPG
G - #4 Miranda Seto (5-5, Jr.): 15.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.8 APG, .451 FG%, 2.3 SPG, 32.5 MPG
G - #21 Megan Perry (5-9, Sr.): 11.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.4 APG, .396 3FG%, .800 FT%, 35.6 MPG
F - #34 Erin Dautremont (5-9, Sr.): 11.1 PPG, 6.7 RPG, .435 FG%, 30.0 MPG
F - #22 McKennan Bertsch (5-11, Jr.): 7.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG, .602 FG%, 24.3 MPG
CCAA STANDINGS (through 2/6)
1. Cal Poly Pomona: 13-2, 16-3
2. Cal State Dominguez Hills: 10-4, 14-4
T-3. Chico State: 9-5, 13-5
T-3. Cal State L.A.: 9-5, 12-6
5. Cal State East Bay: 9-6, 12-10
6. UC San Diego: 8-6, 11-7
7. Humboldt State: 8-7, 11-8
T-8. Cal State Stanislaus: 7-7, 10-8
T-8. San Francisco State: 7-7, 11-9
10. Cal State San Bernardino: 3-11, 4-13
11. Sonoma State: 2-12, 3-15
12. Cal State Monterey Bay: 1-14, 4-14
Among all CCAA teams, UCSD ranks:
3. Three-Pointers Made (118)
5. Free Throw Percentage (70.0)
6. Three-Point Percentage (32.6)
7. Assists/Game (12.9)
8. Field Goal Percentage (.398)
8. Free Throws Made (275)
8. Rebounds/Game (38.3)
8. Fewest Turnovers/Game (17.0)
9. Points/Game (64.7)
9. Field Goals Made (386)
10. Steals/Game (10.1)
12. Blocks/Game (1.2)
Tritons ranked among the top 10 players in the CCAA include:
• Megan Perry
2. Minutes/Game (35.6)
3. Three-Pointers/Game (2.1)
6. Three-Point Percentage (39.6)
• Miranda Seto
3. Steals/Game (2.3)
4. Points/Game (15.5)
4. Free Throws/Game (3.9)
7. Three-Pointers/Game (1.9)
7. Three-Point Percentage (38.9)
8. Minutes/Game (32.5)
9. Field Goals/Game (4.9)
9. Free Throw Percentage (.773)
T-9. Assists/Game (2.8)
• Stephanie Yano
4. Assists/Game (3.9)
Individually in the top-50 in the nation, Megan Perry ranks 41st in three-point field-goal percentage at .396.
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
On Feb. 1 vs. Humboldt State, Erin Dautremont scored her 1,000th career point. She is the ninth Triton to reach the 1,000 career points mark during the school's NCAA Division II era (since the 2000-01 season). She also grabbed her 500th career rebound this season.
UCSD holds a 6-5 home record and a 4-1 mark on the road … The Tritons are 2-2 against nationally-ranked teams this season ... Miranda Seto has scored in double-digits in 13 of 15 games played, including a career-high 25 against Cal Poly Pomona last week ... Emily Morris grabbed a career-best five rebounds last week vs. CPP … Megan Perry has made at least one three in 17 of 18 games played … Three players have recorded double-doubles for the Tritons as Erin Dautremont has three, Perry has two and McKennan Bertsch has one … Cassie MacLeod, Haley Anderson and Jacquelynne White have all seen their first career action as a Triton this season.
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 WILDCATS
Chico State comes into Friday's match-up at 13-5 overall and tied with Cal State L.A. for third place in the CCAA with a 9-5 mark. The Wildcats have won a season-best five straight games, including two at home last week against Sonoma State (79-45) and San Francisco State (67-66).
ABOUT THE SERIES
UCSD holds a 21-11 all-time series record against Chico State. The Tritons have won the previous nine match-ups with the Wildcats, with their last loss coming on Feb. 13, 2010 in a 77-67 decision. On Jan. 4 in La Jolla, UCSD picked up a 76-65 victory. Miranda Seto scored a game-high 19 points, while Erin Dautremont registered a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Courtney Hamilton led CSUC with 14 points and eight assists.
ABOUT THE WARRIORS
Cal State Stanislaus, which plays at Cal State San Bernardino Friday, comes into the week at 10-8 overall and tied with San Francisco State for eighth place in the CCAA at 7-7. The Warriors have lost four straight, including last week's home tilts against San Francisco State (80-82) and Sonoma State (58-71).
ABOUT THE SERIES
UCSD owns a 24-9 record in the all-time series against Cal State San Stanislaus. On Jan. 3 at RIMAC Arena, CSUS took a 78-69 victory as Lauren Godde and Riley Holladay scored 16 points apiece. For UCSD, Miranda Seto drained 16 points and Dana Webster matched a career-high with nine rebounds.
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.
CCAA TOURNAMENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets for the 2014 CCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships are now on sale at http://www.axs.com, over the phone at (888) 929-7849, or at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office. All purchases made online or over the phone are subject to a convenience fee. Base ticket prices are unchanged from last year. New this year: Groups of 10 or more can get $2 off any ticket by contacting Jessica Reveles at email@example.com or (909) 244-5516. Complete information is available here.
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UCSD remains on the road next week, playing at Cal State Monterey Bay on Thursday, Feb. 13 (7 p.m.) and at Cal State East Bay on Saturday, Feb. 15 (5:30 p.m.).