Photo by: Mark Cooley/Sideline Studios
Hunter Walker finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, a block and two steals.
Win Streak Halted at Three by Cal State Monterey Bay
Release: Friday 02/14/2014 

SEASIDE, Calif. - James McCann scored a game-high 21 points, but it wasn't enough as the UC San Diego men's basketball team was defeated by Cal State Monterey Bay, 70-57, Friday night at The Kelp Bed.

The loss snapped a three-game win streak for UCSD, which dropped to 12-9 on the year and 8-9 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Now on a three-game roll of its own, CSUMB improved to 9-11 overall and 7-10 in the conference.

Though the lead changed eight times in the game - all in the first half - the Tritons never led by more than two points. With the score tied 15-15 with 6:57 remaining in the opening half, Ryan Nitz made a layup that put CSUMB in front for the rest of the night.

The Otters were ahead 30-22 at the break and led by as many as 15 in the second half when a Nitz jumper at 3:07 made the score 59-44.

UCSD made just 33% (19-57) of its shots on the night and only 61% (14-23) of its free throws.

The Otters shot 49% (24-49), which included a 57% (13-23) clip in the second half. They got 29 points from their bench players.

McCann was 8-for-15 with a three-pointer. He also added a game-high nine rebounds, three assists and a steal in 37 minutes of play. Hunter Walker contributed with 14 points, eight boards, a block and two steals.

Four Otters had 10 or more points, including Devin Murphy (18), Nitz (15), Alex Fertig (14) and Isaiah Smith (10). Murphy made three of his four three-point attempts.

The teams split the regular season series as UCSD took a 93-70 victory in La Jolla on Jan. 11.

UCSD plays at Cal State East Bay Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Pioneers (7-16, 4-13) lost against No. 12 Cal State San Bernardino, 80-73, Friday at home.


Thursday, October 27
M Tennis at SoCal Intercollegiate
All Day
Los Angeles
M Soccer at Cal State San Bernardino
12:30 PM
San Bernardino
W Soccer at Cal State San Bernardino
3:00 PM
San Bernardino
Friday, October 28
W Volleyball at Cal Poly Pomona
7:00 PM
Saturday, October 29
W Soccer at Cal Poly Pomona
11:30 AM
Swimming & Diving vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Soccer at Cal Poly Pomona
2:00 PM
W Volleyball vs. Cal State San Bernardino
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, October 30
W Rowing vs. Row for the Cure
6:00 AM
Mission Bay
M Rowing vs. Row for the Cure
7:30 AM
Mission Bay
Fencing at San Diego Open
9:00 AM
San Diego (Cathedral Catholic HS)
Tuesday, November 01
M Soccer vs. First Round (Potential)
UC San Diego
Thursday, November 03
M Water Polo at Santa Clara
6:00 PM
Santa Clara
Men's Basketball at San Diego State (exhibition)
7:00 PM
San Diego
Friday, November 04
M Soccer at Semifinals
Diversity and Inclusion
Hall of Fame (Middle Right AD)