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Three-peat Quest Starts Tuesday at RIMAC Arena

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UC San Diego, the 2018-19 CCAA Regular Season Champion, begins its bid for a third-consecutive conference tournament crown Tuesday when it hosts Cal State San Bernardino in a quarterfinal match-up at RIMAC Arena.

The second-seeded Tritons are 1-1 against the seventh-seeded Coyotes this season.

The winner of Tuesday's game will face the winner of the No. 3 Cal State East Bay/No. 6 Cal State Dominguez Hills quarterfinal in a semifinal on Friday, March 8, at 5:35 p.m. at Cal State East Bay's Pioneer Gymnasium.

THE SCHEDULE
Game 30
UC San Diego (22-7, 17-5) vs. Cal State San Bernardino (15-13, 11-11)
Tuesday, March 5 • 7:30 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla, Calif.
Series Record: Cal State San Bernardino leads 33-23
Last Meeting: Cal State San Bernardino 77, UC San Diego 75 (2/9/19 at San Bernardino)
Live Stats • Live Video • Tickets

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TICKETS
Tickets are available for purchase at the RIMAC Arena Box Office beginning one hour prior to the game.

Reserved Chairback Seating
• Adult - $12.00
• Seniors (65+), Children/Youth (4-12), UC San Diego Alumni/Faculty/Staff, Military, Visiting Students - $8.00

General Admission
• Adult - $10.00
• Seniors (65+), Children/Youth (4-12), UC San Diego Alumni/Faculty/Staff, Military, Visiting Students - $5.00
• UC San Diego students, Children 3 and Under - Free

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DIRECTIONS AND EVENT PARKING
Parking permits are required Tuesday. Permits can be purchased from machines in the lots and parking structures. When attending an event at RIMAC Arena, we recommend parking in the Hopkins Structure located south of RIMAC. The address is 9730 Hopkins Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093.
• Driving Directions to Campus
• Campus Map

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FINAL CCAA STANDINGS
T-1. Cal Poly Pomona, 17-5
T-1. UC San Diego, 17-5
3. Cal State East Bay, 16-6
4. San Francisco State, 14-8
5. Cal State LA, 13-9
6. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 12-10
T-7. Cal State San Bernardino, 11-11
T-7. Humboldt State, 11-11
9. Stanislaus State, 9-13
10. Chico State, 8-14
11. Sonoma State, 7-15
12. Cal State San Marcos, 6-16
13. Cal State Monterey Bay, 2-20

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CCAA TOURNEY SCHEDULE
Quarterfinals - Tuesday, March 5
• No. 8 Humboldt State at No. 1 Cal Poly Pomona, 7:30 p.m.
• No. 7 Cal State San Bernardino at No. 2 UC San Diego, 7:30 p.m.
• No. 6 Cal State Dominguez Hills at No. 3 Cal State East Bay, 7:30 p.m.
• No. 5 Cal State LA at No. 4 San Francisco State, 7 p.m.

Semifinals - Friday, March 8 at Cal State East Bay
• Winner of 2/7 vs. winner of 3/6, 5:35 p.m.
• Winner of 1/8 vs. winner of 4/5, 8:05 p.m.

Final - Saturday, March 9 at Cal State East Bay
• Championship game, 7:35 p.m.

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UC SAN DIEGO WINS SECOND TITLE
With a convincing, 79-57 win against Cal State East Bay this past Saturday at RIMAC Arena, UC San Diego clinched the CCAA regular season championship, sharing the title with Cal Poly Pomona. It is the second time the Tritons have won it, also finishing atop the standings in 2017.

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TRITON TOURNEY TALK
This is the eighth time overall and fifth-straight year that UC San Diego has qualified for the CCAA Tournament (2008, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). Last season, the Tritons won their third overall and second-straight league tournament title (2008, 2017, 2018) by defeating Stanislaus State in the quarters, Chico State in the semis, and Cal Poly Pomona in the final. The tournament winner gets an automatic berth into the NCAA West Regional.

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UC SAN DIEGO IN THE CCAA TOURNAMENT (12-4 overall)
• 3/3/18: UC San Diego 68, Cal Poly Pomona 66 (tourney champion)
• 3/2/18: UC San Diego 66, Chico State 49
• 2/27/18: UC San Diego 82, Stanislaus State 81 (2OT)
• 3/4/17: UC San Diego 78, San Francisco State 63 (tourney champion)
• 3/3/17: UC San Diego 65, Chico State 53
• 2/28/17: UC San Diego 78, Humboldt State 72
• 3/5/16: Humboldt State 80, UC San Diego 68
• 3/4/16: UC San Diego 72, Cal Poly Pomona 65
• 3/1/16: UC San Diego 71, Sonoma State 66 (OT)
• 3/5/15: Stanislaus State 61, UC San Diego 46
• 3/5/13: Cal State San Bernardino 102, UC San Diego 99 (3OT)
• 3/6/09: Cal State San Bernardino 76, UC San Diego 72
• 3/3/09: UC San Diego 79, Humboldt State 67
• 3/8/08: UC San Diego 64, Cal Poly Pomona 56 (tourney champion)
• 3/7/08: UC San Diego 72, San Francisco State 65
• 3/4/08: UC San Diego 63, Cal State San Bernardino 59 (OT)

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ABOUT UC SAN DIEGO
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 22-7
• CCAA: 17-5, tie for 1st
• Home: 13-1
• Away: 7-5
• Neutral: 2-1
• Against Nationally-Ranked Teams: 1-1
• Streak: Won 4
• NABC National Ranking: Not ranked
• D2SIDA National Ranking: Not ranked
• NCAA West Region Ranking: 6
• D2SIDA West Region Ranking: 6
• CCAA Preseason Poll: 1 of 13

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ABOUT CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 15-13
• CCAA: 11-11, tie for 7th
• Home: 10-5
• Away: 4-8
• Neutral: 1-0
• Streak: Lost 4
• NABC National Ranking: Not ranked
• D2SIDA National Ranking: Not ranked
• NCAA West Region Ranking: Not ranked
• D2SIDA West Region Ranking: Not ranked
• CCAA Preseason Poll: 5 of 13

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UC SAN DIEGO ROSTER BREAKDOWN
Starters Returning (4)
• Christian Bayne (Sr., G, 6-2, 185)
• Scott Everman (Jr., F, 6-7, 220)
• Christian Oshita (Sr., G/F, 6-6, 210)
• Eric Patton (Sr., F, 6-6, 210)

Starters Lost (1)
• George Buaku (G, 6-3, 185)

Others Returning (5)
• Chris Hansen (RJr., C, 6-7, 245)
• Mikey Howell (RSo., G, 6-3, 165)
• Ben Rico (RJr., G, 6-4, 180)
• Tyrell Roberts (RFr., G, 5-11, 170)
• Martin Tombe (So., F, 6-6, 209)

Others Lost (5)
• Anthony Ballestero (G, 5-10, 175)
• Kenny Fraser (F, 6-7, 200)
• Kennedy Koehler (F, 6-7, 215)
• Brett Oosdyke (F, 6-7, 215)
• Michael Shoemaker (F, 6-8, 216)

Newcomers (7)
• Gabe Hadley (So., G, 6-4, 200)
• Jeremy Johnson (RJr., G, 6-3, 185)
• Will Pallesi (Fr., G, 6-3, 180)
• Connor Peterson (RJr., G, 6-2, 192)
• Justin Pratt (Fr., G, 6-3, 190)
• Kaden Rasheed (Fr., G, 6-1, 185)
• Lunden Taylor (Fr., G, 6-3, 180)

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RECENT RESULTS REWIND
• 3/2: UC San Diego 79, Cal State East Bay 57
• 2/28: UC San Diego 118, Cal State Monterey Bay 66
• 2/23: UC San Diego 87, SF State 65
• 2/21: UC San Diego 80, Sonoma State 65
• 2/16: Cal State LA 76, UC San Diego 61
• 2/14: UC San Diego 94, Cal State Dominguez Hills 85 (ot)
• 2/9: Cal State San Bernardino 77, UC San Diego 75
• 2/7: Cal Poly Pomona 67, UC San Diego 62
• 1/31: UC San Diego 73, Stanislaus State 56
• 1/26: Humboldt State 67, UC San Diego 65
• 1/24: UC San Diego 78, Chico State 57
• 1/19: UC San Diego 92, Cal State San Marcos 69
• 1/12: UC San Diego 87, Stanislaus State 70
• 1/5: UC San Diego 82, Cal State Dominguez Hills 52
• 1/3: Cal State LA 61, UC San Diego 55

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HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES!
In last week's 118-66 home win against Cal State Monterey Bay, UC San Diego made 24 three-pointers, the most in the history of the program. Eleven of 12 Tritons that played made at least one trey, an NCAA Division II record for number of players to hit a long range shot in a single game. Seven of those 11 netted multiple threes. The 118 points were the most scored by UC San Diego since it became an NCAA Division II team for the 2000-01 season. Incredibly, the Tritons made 23 of their 28 shots, 82 percent, in the first half. They hit 12 of 16 three-point attempts, 75 percent.

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BAYNE NAMED CCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
On February 26, Christian Bayne was named the CCAA Player of the Week for the second time in his career. He averaged a team-best 24.5 points and 2.5 steals with a .739 field goal percentage (17-23) and a perfect 1.000 free throw percentage (10-10) over two conference victories on the road. He was second on the team with 6.0 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game, and 2.5 three-pointers per game.

Bayne registered a game-high 31 points at San Francisco State, two points short of his career-best. He also grabbed nine rebounds against the Gators, which matched his career-high. Bayne made 11 of his 15 shots overall and netted three three-pointers while also contributing three assists and three steals as UC San Diego earned an 87-65 win.

Two nights prior, Bayne dropped a game-high 18 points at Sonoma State, pacing the Tritons to an 80-65 victory. He was 6-for-8 shooting with two three-pointers, four assists, three rebounds, and a pair of steals. The win over the Seawolves helped UC San Diego clinch a home quarterfinal game in next week's CCAA Tournament.

Bayne is the third Triton to win CCAA Player of the Week this season, joining center Chris Hansen (11/13 and 11/27) and swingman Christian Oshita (11/20).

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HOLDING ON
On February 23 at San Francisco State, UC San Diego turned the ball over just four times, equaling the program's Division II record (since the 2000-01 season).

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THREES-A-PLENTY
UC San Diego has netted 372 three-pointers, the second-most in the country in Division II. The Tritons are making 12.8 three-pointers per game, also the second-highest average in the nation. They rank sixth in threes attempted (906) and 11th in three-point percentage (41.1). UC San Diego has sunk no less than seven in a game and has made 10 or more in 23 of 29 contests. The team's season-high is 24 against Cal State Monterey Bay on February 28, which set a new program record. The last time the team made no threes was way back on December 3, 2011 (0-8) and the last time it didn't hit multiple threes was February 22, 2013 (1-16). 

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ON A ROLL
Christian Bayne has not missed in his last 47 attempts from the free throw line. The last time he did was back on December 1, 2018.

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IN THE 90's
UC San Diego has scored 90-plus points six times this season, netting 118 vs. Cal State Monterey Bay, 97 against both Western Washington (11/10) and Cal State San Bernardino (11/20), 96 against Saint Martin's (11/12), 94 vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills, and 92 against Cal State San Marcos (1/19). If you're wondering, the program record for team points scored in a game is 146 vs. West Coast Christian back in 1979.

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CHASING 1,000
Senior Christian Bayne has 922 career points, 78 short of 1,000, over 60 career games. Junior Scott Everman is just behind with 921 career points, 79 short of 1,000, over 94 career games.

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AROUND THE BLOCK
With 70 blocks to his name, Chris Hansen sits at No. 2 on UC San Diego's Division II career list behind only Justin Brue, who totaled 90 from 2009-13. In addition, Hansen has 32 blocks this season and needs just two more to break the Tritons' DII single season mark of 33 by Brue in 2011-12.

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WELCOME TO THE CLUB MR. HANSEN
Chris Hansen scored his 1,000th career point on January 19 against Cal State San Marcos at RIMAC Arena. Hansen entered the game with 991 points. He scored his first seven of the night on a layup, a three-pointer, and a pair of free throws. With 5:34 remaining in the first half, Hansen took a pass from Connor Peterson and launched another three that found nothing but net, putting him at 1,001 and making him the sixth Triton to eclipse 1,000 career points during the program's NCAA Division II era (since the 2000-01 season). Hansen finished his night with a game-high 19 points after going 6-for-8 overall, 5-for-5 from behind the arc, and 2-for-2 from the free throw line. He pulled down a game-best 10 rebounds to notch his eighth double-double of the season while also collecting three blocks and an assist in 21 minutes of play.

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CAREER NUMBERS
Several Tritons are climbing the program's Division II career top-10 lists:
• Christian Bayne
7. Steals (75)
9. Free Throws (214)

• Scott Everman
T-3. Blocks (39)
4. Three-Pointers (191)
4. Three-Pointers Attempted (511)
9. Field Goals Attempted (722)

• Chris Hansen
2. Blocks (70)
4. Field Goals (412)
5. Rebounds (542)
6. Points (1117)
T-7. Free Throws (223)
8. Free Throws Attempted (266)
8. Field Goals Attempted (755)

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BEVO FRANCIS AWARD
Chris Hansen was one of 100 standout players to be named to the season's first Bevo Francis Award Watch List in mid-January. The award is given annually to the best small college player in the country. The list was shortened to 50 on February 15 and Hansen unfortunately did not make the cut.

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A STAR IS BORN
Chris Hansen was named a Star of the Month for December by the San Diego Sports Association Tuesday. He averaged 14.7 points and 8.1 rebounds over seven games to lead UC San Diego to a 6-1 record and a No. 7 national ranking. He scored in double-digits in five games and recorded three double-doubles. Hansen made 50.7 percent (34-67) of his shots overall and 44.1 percent (15-34) from behind the three-point arc. For the month, he led the Tritons in scoring, rebounding, free throw percentage (83.3), and blocks (7). Hansen netted at least 20 points twice, including 27, two short of his career-high, at home against San Francisco State. In that game, he made 10 of 19 shots, which included six of nine from long range. Hansen grabbed 13 rebounds, also one shy of his career-best, against No. 20 Chaminade in Hawai'i. In addition, he established a new career-high with four assists vs. Western Oregon in Honolulu. It is the second time Hansen has won the honor as he earned it in December of 2016.

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EVERMAN, HANSEN NAMED TO ALL-TOURNEY TEAM IN HAWAI'I
Forward Scott Everman and center Chris Hansen were named to the D2 Power Invitational All-Tournament Team in mid-December. Over three games, Hansen averaged 16.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 54.5 percent (18-33). Against Chaminade, he recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 20 points and 13 boards (one short of his career high) and dished out a career-best four assists vs. Western Oregon. Everman averaged 15.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while making 56.3 percent (18-32) of his shots. His best outing came against Hawai'i Pacific when he netted a game- and season-high 23 points with seven threes.

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TRITONS CRACK TOP 10 IN BOTH NATIONAL POLLS
UC San Diego broke into the top 10 in both Division II national polls on December 4, coming in at No. 8 in the D2SIDA Media Poll and No. 10 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Poll. The Tritons' best NABC ranking since becoming an NCAA Division II program prior to the 2000-01 season is sixth in February of 2016.

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HANSEN NAMED CCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK...AGAIN
For the second time in three weeks, Chris Hansen was named the CCAA Player of the Week on Nov. 27. Over two conference victories, Hansen averaged 25.5 points and 12.5 rebounds. He shot 59.3 percent (16-27) overall and 57.1 percent (8-14) from behind the three-point arc. Against Cal State San Bernardino, Hansen established new career-highs with 29 points and six three-pointers while adding 11 rebounds for a double-double. Four nights later vs. Chico State, the junior struck for another double-double with 22 points and a career-best 14 boards. He was 7-for-10 from the field and matched his career-high with three blocks. Hansen earned the season's first CCAA Player of the Week award on November 13. A Triton has won the honor every week this year as Christian Oshita picked up the accolade on November 20.

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OSHITA EARNS WEEKLY CONFERENCE AWARD
Following a week in which he averaged 27.5 points, Christian Oshita was named the CCAA Player of the Week on November 20. Oshita turned in a masterful performance in a win against Saint Martin's, scoring a career-high 35 points and netting a career-best nine three-pointers. He also set career marks in field goals made (13) and three-point field goals attempted (12). Oshita was 13-for-16 (81.3 percent) in overall shooting and 9-for-12 (75 percent) from behind the arc. He also added four rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 30 minutes of floor time. Two days later, Oshita had a 20-point outing at crosstown rival Point Loma. He again led all players in points while also grabbing five rebounds. For the week, Oshita topped the Tritons in points, points per game, field goal percentage (65.5), and three-point field goal percentage (63.2). He was second on the team in rebounds and rebounds per game (4.5).

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MOST POINTS IN OVER A DECADE
Christian Oshita's career-high 35 points against Saint Martin's on November 12 were the most scored by a Triton since Henry Patterson dropped 37 against Cal State Monterey Bay in January of 2008.

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AND THE NINE THREES?
Christian Oshita netted a career-high nine three-pointers on November 12 vs. Saint Martin's. The last time a Triton hit more from long range was back in March of 2007 when Robby Peters put in 13 against Cal State Monterey Bay. That baker's dozen stands as UC San Diego's all-time single game record.

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LIGHTS OUT AGAINST THE SAINTS
UC San Diego was money from the field against Saint Martin's on November 12. The Tritons shot 69.2 percent (18-26) from behind the three-point line, their best since February of 2008 when they hit 12 of 16, 75 percent, against Sonoma State. Overall vs. the Saints, UC San Diego was 35-for-52, 67.3 percent. That percentage was the team's best since February of 2007 when it made 31 of its 44 shots, 70.5 percent, against Sonoma State.

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DOUBLE-DOUBLE TALK
Chris Hansen (10)
• 3/2 vs. Cal State East Bay (26p, 11r)
• 2/9 at Cal State San Bernardino (16p, 13r)
• 1/19 vs. Cal State San Marcos (19p, 10r)
• 1/5 at Cal State Dominguez Hills (21p, 10r)
• 12/31 vs. Sonoma State (16p, 11r)
• 12/18 vs. Chaminade (20p, 13r)
• 12/6 vs. San Francisco State (27p, 11r)
• 11/24 vs. Chico State (22p, 14r)
• 11/20 vs. Cal State San Bernardino (29p, 11r)
• 11/9 vs. Simon Fraser (19p, 11r)

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HE'S BACK!
Chris Hansen had a stellar return to the court after missing the entire 2017-18 campaign. He was back in the lineup on November 9 for the first time after not playing since March of 2017 due to shoulder surgery. It didn't look like the 2017 All-CCAA First Team pick and 2016 CCAA Freshman of the Year had taken any time away as he recorded a double-double with 19 points and a game-best 11 rebounds in a win against Simon Fraser. He went 7-for-10 with two 3-pointers, an assist, and two steals. The next night, Hansen scored a game-high 26 points, one short of his career-high, in an upset of No. 14 Western Washington. The junior center went 11-for-14 with two 3-pointers while adding four rebounds and two blocks. Over the two victories, Hansen shot .750 en route to being named to the CCAA/GNAC Challenge All-Tournament Team. For a video feature on Hansen's return, click here.

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TRITON DEBUTS
Four Tritons played in their first game in the blue and gold November 9 against Simon Fraser including Gabe Hadley, Jeremy Johnson, Connor Peterson, and Tyrell Roberts. Kaden Rasheed made his collegiate debut on November 12 vs. Saint Martin's.

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OSHITA TO REDSHIRT
Christian Oshita will redshirt this year and return as a senior for the 2019-20 campaign. Prior to the first game of the season, Oshita suffered a shoulder injury in practice. After playing four games and averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, he underwent surgery on December 26. 

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RIMAC RENOVATION
The Tritons are playing in an updated RIMAC Arena this season as it recently underwent its first significant renovation in its nearly 24-year existence (opened in January of 1995). The project has modernized the arena and improved training and competition facilities for student-athletes. In addition, the venue will provide fans with a first-class live event experience. The renovation included new retractable seating, modern glass railings, and a VIP skybox. The arena’s most noticeable new features are the addition of a 50-foot wide Daktronics digital video display and scoreboard as well as state-of-the-art courtside LED scorer’s tables. A new video production facility was also constructed.

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UC SAN DIEGO IN THE NCAA STAT RANKINGS
(all games through 3/3, top 50)
2. Three-Pointers: 372
2. Three-Pointers/Game: 12.8
5. Free Throw Percentage: 80.4
6. Three-Point Attempts: 906
11. Three-Point Percentage; 41.1
20. Scoring Margin: 12.5
22. Scoring Defense: 66.6
25. Assist/Turnover Ratio: 1.42
31. Turnovers/Game: 11.1
33. Assists: 456
35. Fouls/Game: 15.0
49. Assists/Game: 15.7

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TRITONS IN THE NCAA STAT RANKINGS
(all games through 3/3, top 75)
37. Chris Hansen, Free Throw Percentage: 88.2
39. Chris Hansen, Defensive Rebounds/Game: 6.34
48. Chris Hansen, Field Goal Percentage: 55.7
58. Mikey Howell, Assist/Turnover Ratio: 2.25
73. Chris Hansen, Rebounds: 227

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UC SAN DIEGO IN THE CCAA STAT RANKINGS
(league games)
1. Points/Game: 79.5
1. Scoring Margin: 13.2
1. Field Goal Percentage: 47.3
1. Three-Point Percentage: 40.3
1. Three-Pointers/Game: 13.1
1. Free Throw Percentage: 83.8
1. Assist/Turnover Ratio: 1.41
1. Assists/Game: 16.18
2. Scoring Defense: 66.3
4. Turnovers/Game: 12.4
4. Blocks/Game: 2.95
9. Steals/Game: 6.41
11. Rebounds/Game: 33.9

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TRITONS IN THE CCAA STAT RANKINGS
(league games, top 5)
1. Christian Bayne, Points/Game: 16.2
1. Chris Hansen, Rebounds/Game: 8.1
1. Christian Bayne, Field Goal Percentage: 52.5
1. Chris Hansen, Free Throw Percentage: 91.8
1. Mikey Howell, Assist/Turnover Ratio: 1.5
2. Chris Hansen, Three-Point Percentage: 48.4
3. Chris Hansen, Blocks/Game: 1.3
4. Christian Bayne, Three-Point Percentage: 44.3
4. Christian Bayne, Three-Pointers/Game: 2.5
5. Mikey Howell, Assists/Game: 3.9

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NABC NATIONAL POLL
(2/26)
1. Northwest Missouri State
2. Indiana (Pa.)
3. Nova Southeastern
4. West Texas A&M
5. St. Edward's
6. USC Aiken
7. West Liberty
8. Findlay
9. Queens
10. Southern Nazarene
11. Davenport
12. Point Loma
13. Bellarmine
14. Colorado School of Mines
15. Virginia State
16. Lynn
17. Saint Martin's
18. Saint Anselm
19. Lewis
20. Valdosta State
21. Morehouse
22. Daemen
23. Ashland
24. Cal Poly Pomona
25. Missouri Southern

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UC SAN DIEGO IN THE NABC NATIONAL POLL
• 2/26: Not ranked
• 2/19: Not ranked
• 2/12: Receiving votes
• 2/5: 16
• 1/29: 19
• 1/22: 13
• 1/15: 13
• 1/8: 18
• 12/21: 14
• 12/11: 7
• 12/4: 10
• 11/27: 16
• 11/20: 19
• Preseason: 24

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D2SIDA NATIONAL POLL
(2/26)
1. Northwest Missouri State
2. Nova Southeastern
3. Indiana (Pa.)
4. St. Edward's
5. USC Aiken
6. West Texas A&M
7. Findlay
8. West Liberty
9. Queens
10. Saint Martin's
T-11. Davenport
T-11. Lewis
13. Saint Anselm
14. Southern Nazarene
15. Lynn
16. Point Loma
17. Colorado School of Mines
18. Bellarmine
19. Daemen
20. Virginia State
21. Cal Poly Pomona
22. Valdosta State
23. Missouri Southern State
24. Northern State
25. Augusta

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UC SAN DIEGO IN THE D2SIDA NATIONAL POLL
• 2/26: Not ranked
• 2/19: Not ranked
• 2/12: Not ranked
• 2/5: 16
• 1/29: 19
• 1/22: T-15
• 1/15: 20
• 1/8: 23
• 12/21: 12
• 12/11: 6
• 12/4: 8
• 11/27: 9
• 11/20: 13
• 11/13: 15
• Preseason: 19

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NCAA WEST REGION POLL
(2/27)
1. Saint Martin's
2. Point Loma
3. Seattle Pacific
4. Cal Poly Pomona
5. Chaminade
6. UC San Diego
7. Northwest Nazarene
8. Cal State East Bay
9. Concordia (CA)
10. Western Oregon

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UC SAN DIEGO IN THE NCAA WEST REGION POLL
• 2/27: 6
• 2/20: 6

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D2SIDA WEST REGION POLL
(2/18, final)
1. Saint Martin's
2. Point Loma
3. Cal Poly Pomona
T-4. Cal State East Bay
T-4. Northwest Nazarene
6. UC San Diego
T-7. Chaminade
T-7. Concordia (CA)
9. Seattle Pacific
10. Azusa Pacific

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UC SAN DIEGO IN THE D2SIDA WEST REGION POLL
• 2/18: 6
• 2/11: 5
• 2/4: 2
• 1/28: 3
• 1/21: 3
• 1/14: T-2
• 1/7: 3
• 12/20: 2
• 12/10: 1
• 12/3: 1
• 11/26: 1
• 11/20: 2

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2018-19 CCAA PRESEASON POLL
1. UC San Diego, 141 points (9 first-place votes)
2. Cal Poly Pomona, 136 (4)
3. Chico State, 116
4. Stanislaus State, 114
5. Cal State San Bernardino, 84
6. Cal State LA, 80
7. Cal State San Marcos, 76
8. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 68
9. San Francisco State, 54
10. Sonoma State, 50
11. Cal State East Bay, 42
12. Humboldt State, 36
13. Cal State Monterey Bay, 17

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2017-18 UC SAN DIEGO REWIND
• Overall: 21-11
• CCAA: 15-7 (T-3rd)
• Home: 8-4
• Away: 10-4
• Neutral: 3-3
• Postseason: NCAA West Region Quarterfinalist

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2017-18 CCAA STANDINGS
1. Cal Poly Pomona*, 18-4 (22-7)
2. Chico State, 16-6 (20-8)
T-3. Cal State San Marcos, 15-7 (20-9)
T-3. UC San Diego%, 15-7 (21-11)
5. San Francisco State, 14-8 (19-10)
6. Stanislaus State, 12-10 (17-12)
7. Cal State San Bernardino, 11-11 (13-14)
8. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 10-12 (13-17)
9. Cal State LA, 9-13 (13-15)
10. Sonoma State, 8-14 (10-16)
T-11. Cal State East Bay, 6-16 (10-18)
T-11. Humboldt State, 6-16 (9-19)
13. Cal State Monterey Bay, 3-19 (4-22)
regular season champion
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HEAD COACH ERIC OLEN
Following nine seasons as an assistant coach with the UC San Diego men's basketball team, Eric Olen was named the program's 12th head coach on October 1, 2013. Over his five seasons at the helm, he has led the Tritons to a 103-47 (.687) overall record with a 72-34 (.679) mark in CCAA play. UC San Diego has won two CCAA Tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA postseason in 2016, 2017, and 2018 under Olen. The team has won over 20 games in each of the last three seasons. Olen joined the UC San Diego coaching staff as a second assistant for the 2004-05 season. Just one year later, he was promoted to first assistant. As a player at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., Olen helped the Badgers to three-straight appearances in the NAIA National Tournament, including trips to the NAIA Elite Eight in 2000 and 2001. He graduated from Spring Hill in 2004 with a degree in finance. For Olen's complete bio, click here.

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BIG (WEST) NEWS FOR UC SAN DIEGO ATHLETICS
On November 27, 2017, UC San Diego was officially invited to become a member of the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. The Tritons begin a four-year reclassification period starting in the fall of 2020 and will play a full Big West schedule that season. During the transition, UC San Diego will be eligible for National Collegiate Championships in men's volleyball, men's and women's water polo, and men's and women's fencing. For the 2024-25 academic year, all sports will be eligible to compete in Big West and NCAA Division I Championships. Read the full press release here.

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GEAR UP
For the latest in Triton athletic gear, make sure to visit ucsdtritonsgear.com. Run by UC San Diego Athletics' online partner Advanced-Online, the site provides an on-demand option for Triton athletic apparel and merchandise. Fans have access to over 600 products that can be processed and shipped within 24 hours.

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FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD
Got some young Triton fans in your family? If they are eighth grade or under, check out the Junior Triton Club. Membership includes a free t-shirt, admission to over 100 UCSD home athletic events, and much more!

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BE SOCIAL!
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Head Coach Eric Olen on Twitter (@CoachEricOlen)
Associate Head Coach Clint Allard on Twitter (@CoachAllard)

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UP NEXT
A win Tuesday will push UC San Diego into the CCAA Tournament semifinals, which will be held Friday, March 8 (5:35 p.m.), at Cal State East Bay. The championship game will be Saturday, March 9 (7:35 p.m.).

About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles, and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in the summer of 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's pre-eminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

Follow the Tritons
For complete coverage and information regarding UC San Diego Athletics, follow the Tritons online at UCSDTritons.com and through social media on Twitter (@UCSDTritons), Instagram (@UCSDTritons) and Facebook (UCSDTritons). To stay tuned in to UC San Diego Men's Basketball, follow the team's Instagram (@UCSDmbb) and Twitter (@UCSDmbb), as well as Head Coach Eric Olen's Twitter (@CoachEricOlen) and Associate Head Coach Clint Allard's Twitter (@CoachAllard).

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