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Adam Klie finished with 10 points and five rebounds in Friday's loss to CPP.
First-Half Struggles Doom UCSD in Loss to No. 23 Cal Poly Pomona, 69-57
Release: Wednesday 01/31/2014 

LA JOLLA, Calif. – The UC San Diego men’s basketball team was held to 15 first-half points as No. 23 Cal Poly Pomona prevailed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) matchup, 69-57, Friday night at RIMAC Arena. James McCann (Carlsbad/La Costa Canyon HS) led the Tritons on the night and scored a game-high 21 points and dished out three assists to tie the UCSD all-time career record for dimes.

McCann finished the night six-of-13 from the field, including a pair of threes, and made seven-of-nine free throws. He also grabbed three boards and added a steal to his line for the night. Aleks Lipovic scored 12 points and recorded four rebounds, while Adam Klie was the final Triton in double-digits with 10 points and five rebounds.

Cal Poly Pomona jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead and grabbed their largest lead of the night of 21 points, 34-14, right before the first half concluded. The Broncos led 34-15 at the intermission.

UCSD was held to a shooting percentage of .130 in the half on three-of-23 field goals, including one-of-10 from beyond the arc, while CPP shot .583 on 14-of-24 from the floor.

The Tritons responded in the second half by scoring 42 points, but the Broncos were too much to handle in the end. UCSD cut the deficit to ten on multiple occasions, but couldn’t come any closer as CPP earned the road win, 69-57.

UCSD finished with a mark of .396 from the floor compared to CPP’s .542. The Tritons out-rebounded the Broncos 31-30, but were outscored 32-22 in the paint.

Cal Poly Pomona was led by 15 points from DeRonn Scott and 13 points apiece from Chad Haysbert and Jordan Finn. Haysbert finished a perfect six-of-six from the field and also grabbed six rebounds.  

The Tritons, who entered on a two-game winning streak, fall to 9-8 overall and 5-8 in conference play following the loss. CPP has now won 12-straight contests and improves to 14-3 overall and 12-1 in the CCAA. The Broncos, who sit in second place in the league, travel to first-place Cal State San Bernardino (12-0 CCAA) tomorrow night.

UCSD will face Humboldt State tomorrow night at RIMAC Arena with the tipoff slated for 7:30 p.m. The Tritons have won three-consecutive meetings against the ‘Jacks, including a 75-69 win in Arcata on Dec. 5.


Sunday, December 21
W Basketball vs. Cal Poly Pomona
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Basketball vs. Cal Poly Pomona
4:00 PM
UC San Diego
Monday, December 29
Swimming & Diving at San Diego State (W)/Air Force/Incarnate Word
2:00 PM
San Diego
Friday, January 02
W Basketball vs. Cal State Stanislaus
5:30 PM
UC San Diego
M Basketball vs. Cal State Stanislaus
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, January 03
Swimming & Diving vs. Grand Canyon/Incarnate Word/San Diego State (W)
11:00 AM
UC San Diego
W Basketball vs. Chico State
5:30 PM
UC San Diego
M Basketball vs. Chico State
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, January 04
Swimming & Diving vs. Colorado Mesa/Missouri S&T (M)/San Jose State (W)
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
Wednesday, January 07
M Volleyball at Concordia
7:00 PM
Friday, January 09
Fencing at North American Cup
8:00 AM
Salt Lake City, UT
W Basketball vs. Sonoma State
5:30 PM
UC San Diego
M Basketball vs. Sonoma State
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, January 10
Swimming & Diving at Loyola Marymount (W)/CSU Bakersfield
12:00 PM
Los Angeles
M Volleyball at Grand Canyon
1:00 PM
Phoenix, AZ
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