Game No. 24
UC San Diego Tritons (14-9, 12-4) vs. Cal State Stanislaus Warriors (11-9, 9-7)
Thursday, February 10, 2011
RIMAC Arena (5,000) • 5:30 pm
Game No. 25
UC San Diego Tritons vs. Chico State Wildcats
Saturday, February 12, 2011
RIMAC Arena (5,000) • 5:30 pm
Live Audio and Video
UCSD's matchups with Cal State Stanislaus and Chico State will be streamed live at ucsdtritons.com. To access the live broadcast, click here. Craig Elsten, who is in his second season as the voice of Triton Basketball, will handle the play-by-play duties against the Warriors on Thursday, while Austin Olson will have the call against the Wildcats on Saturday.
All of the Tritons' home basketball games will be available via Live Stats, as well. Click here to access the main Live Stats menu and follow the action.
What's on Tap
After holding serve against San Francisco State and Cal State Monterey Bay at home, the UC San Diego women's basketball team will look to keep rolling against Cal State Stanislaus and Chico State as California Collegiate Athletic Association play continues this week. The Tritons will host the Warriors on Thursday evening, before squaring off with the Wildcats on Saturday in their final regular season appearance at RIMAC Arena. Both games will tip-off at 5:30 p.m.
On the Record
UCSD enters Thursday's clash with Cal State Stanislaus with an overall record of 14-9 and a 12-4 mark in the CCAA after knocking off San Francisco State and 25th-ranked Cal State Monterey Bay last week. The Tritons have now won four straight after losing back-to-back games on January 20 and 22 and taken 10 of their last 12 overall. Head coach Charity Elliott's squad is currently sitting in fourth place in the conference standings, just two games behind league leader Cal Poly Pomona in the win column with six games remaining. UCSD has been tough to beat at home in 2010-11, winning eight of its 11 games at RIMAC.
Defense Shines in Win Over CSUMB
The Tritons captured their biggest win of the season on Saturday, handing first place Cal State Monterey Bay its second loss of the season by a final margin of 58-48. UCSD's defense was the story as the Tritons held the 25th-ranked Otters to just 28% shooting, which was the lowest mark by a UCSD opponent this season. CSUMB finished with just 17 field goals on 60 attempts and clanked 22-of-30 three-point tries for 48 points, good for the third-lowest total the Tritons have allowed in 2010-11. The Tritons, who shot just under 40% for the game, led by as many as 16 points in the first half and held a 13-point advantage early in the second stanza. CSUMB cut the deficit to just four at 36-32 with 13:50 remaining, but UCSD answered with a 13-5 run over the next five minutes and never looked back, sending the raucous Spirit Night crowd home happy.
Scouting the Warriors and Wildcats
• Cal State Stanislaus comes to town with an overall record of 11-9 and a 9-7 tally in the CCAA after splitting two games at Humboldt State and Sonoma State over the weekend. The Warriors dropped an 85-80 decision to the Lumberjacks on Thursday in Arcata, but bounced back with a 59-53 triumph over the Seawolves in Rohnert Park on Saturday. Senior forward Katie Busi leads Stanislaus in both scoring and rebounding at 16.0 points and 9.5 rebounds and ranks third in the conference in both categories. Senior guard Andreanna Marshall is another player to watch, averaging 13.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists. The Warriors currently rank second behind only UCSD in scoring offense at 73.5 points per game, while their defense ranks dead last in the CCAA, surrendering 68.7.
• After squaring off with Cal State Stanislaus on Thursday, UCSD will take on Chico State on Saturday. The Wildcats got off to a tremendous start this season, but they have lost a couple of key players and currently stand at 14-6 overall and 11-5 in the CCAA. The Wildcats split on the Sonoma-Humboldt trip last week as well, taking down the Seawolves (64-44), before falling to the Lumberjacks (76-60). Chico State doesn't have a player scoring in double figures, but junior guard Molly Collins is putting up a team-high 9.7 points to go with 4.9 rebounds. Chico's offense ranks seventh in the CCAA at 62.0 points per game, while the defense is holding opponents to 57.0, a figure that ranks fifth.
UCSD holds a 19-8 advantage in the all-time series with Cal State Stanislaus and has won 13 of 24 head-to-head meetings with Chico State. The Tritons defeated both squads earlier this season, knocking off the Wildcats, 73-53, on their home floor on January 7, before picking up an 86-80 win over the Warriors in Turlock the following night. Chelsea Carlisle scored a game-high 26 points and Daisy Feder put in 17 in the win at Chico as the Tritons dealt the Wildcats their first loss in conference play and snapped their 14-game home winning streak.
UCSD Probable Starters - Notes
G - Chelsea Carlisle • Jr., 5-6 - CCAA leader in assists and three-pointers made.
G - Emily Osga • So., 5-9 - Recorded second career double-double with 10 points, 12 boards vs. CSUMB.
G - Megan Perry • Fr., 5-7 - Has at least one three in six of the last eight games.
F - Erin Dautremont • Fr., 6-0 - Finished with seven points, two rebounds, two assists in win over SFSU.
C - Lauren Freidenberg • Jr., 6-1 - Posted three double-digit rebounding efforts in the last five games.
After earning State Farm Coaches First Team All-American honors as a sophomore last season, junior point guard Chelsea Carlisle is tearing it up once again in 2010-11. Carlisle enters Thursday's matchup averaging 18.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.5 steals, while shooting 41% from the floor and 34% from the three-point line. She is currently the CCAA's second-leading scorer, while pacing the conference in assists and three-point field goals made. The Agoura Hills native averaged 15.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists in two games last week, helping UCSD defeat San Francisco State and Cal State Monterey Bay. She played a key role in the win over the 25th-ranked Otters, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals in a game-high 40 minutes.
Emily Osga is putting together a tremendous sophomore campaign in 2010-11, averaging 12.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals entering play this week. She is one of three Tritons to have started all 23 games this season and has scored in double figures a total of 14 times. Osga tallied her second-career double-double in UCSD's 10-point win over Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday, finishing with 10 points and 12 rebounds in 37 minutes. She only scored four points in the win over San Francisco State on Thursday, but did finish with nine boards, two assists and three steals.
Junior guard Daisy Feder has been one of UCSD's top outside threats all season and enters Thursday's matchup with Cal State Stanislaus with a total of 49 three-pointers made in 2010-11. She averaged 11.5 points on 58% shooting in the Tritons' two victories last week, hitting 4-of-8 from behind the arc against the Gators and Otters. She came up big against Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday, finishing with 13 points and a pair of assists in 18 minutes off the bench. She was 4-of-6 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the three-point line, to help the Tritons take down the league-leading Otters. On the season, the Santa Monica native is averaging 10.2 points on 41% shooting. She is shooting 38% on threes and has a total of eight games with at least three triples this season.
UCSD Signs Five Recruits For 2011-12
The UC San Diego women's basketball program signed five high school seniors to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period this fall, head coach Charity Elliott announced on Tuesday, November 30. Nadja Kern, a 5-8 guard from Boston; Natalie Luzar, a 5-8 guard from Yorba Linda; Emily Morris, a 6-1 center from Foster City; Miranda Seto, a 5-7 guard from Redwood City; and Dana Webster, a 6-2 center from Los Gatos, will join the Tritons as true freshman in 2010-11. The complete release can be found at ucsdtritons.com.
UCSD has featured the CCAA's top offense all season and currently leads the league averaging 73.5 points per game. The Tritons also lead the conference in team field goal percentage (.426) and free throw percentage (.736)... UCSD jumped up to eighth in the conference in scoring defense (65.6) this week after turning in a pair of stellar defensive efforts against San Francisco State and Cal State Monterey Bay. The Tritons held the Gators and Otters to 52 and 48 points, respectively...With Saturday's win over CSUMB, UCSD is now 2-2 against ranked opponents this season. The Tritons' other win came against Chico State in the first meeting of the year, when the Wildcats were ranked 20th.... After taking on Cal State Stanislaus and Chico State, the Tritons will play four straight road games to wrap up the 2010-11 regular season. The road swing will begin with stops at Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State L.A. February 18-19.