UC San Diego (5-8, 2-8) v UC Irvine (12-8, 9-4) Bren Events Center, Irvine, California; Friday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM …
UC San Diego (5-8, 2-8) versus UC Irvine (12-8, 9-4)
Bren Events Center, Irvine, California; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UC Irvine wins the season over UC San Diego after winning the previous matchup in San Diego. The teams last faced each other on January 9, when the anteaters left UC San Diego behind with 49.1 to 45.6 percent and made 13 more free throws on the way to a 79-65 win.
Groundbreaking: Collin Welp accumulated 14 points and 7.4 rebounds to lead the anteater indictment. Brad Greene has added Welp and puts on 9.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. The Tritons were led by Toni Rocak, who averaged 12.9 points and five rebounds. TREIFISCHER TONI: Rocak connected 24 percent of the 25 3-pointers he tried and scored 4 out of 12 in the last five games. He’s also made 67.7 percent of his free throws this season.
WINLESS WHEN: UC San Diego is 0-7 if less than 71 points are scored and 5-1 if 71 or more points are scored.
STREAK STATS: UC San Diego has lost its last five street games, scoring 57 points while allowing 73 per game.
LONG-TERM THREAT: UC San Diego’s offense averaged 10.8 3-point points per game, the fourth highest in Division I. UC Irvine averaged just 5.1 3-point points per competition (ranked nationwide 265).
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