UC San Diego rolled to an 81-54 win at home over Cal State San Marcos in the conference opener, improving to 5-0 for the young season.
UC San Diego hits the road for the first time in conference play this season, traveling to Cal State San Bernardino to play at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Redshirt senior center Chris Hansen led all scorers with 17 points for the fourth-ranked Tritons in Thursday’s game. He also pulled down nine rebounds.
Redshirt sophomore guard Tyrell Roberts scored 12 points, and redshirt junior guard Mikey Howell added a season-high 12.
Leading 13-11 with 13:02 to go in the first half, UC San Diego went on a 19-2 run to take a 32-13 lead.
UC San Diego knocked down five three-pointers and held the Cougars to 1-for-6 from long range in the first half.
Howell, leading the California Collegiate Athletic Association in assists, added five more in the first half without committing a turnover. He finished the night with seven.
The Tritons knocked off their North County rivals for the fifth consecutive time. The 54 Cougar points marked the fewest allowed by UC San Diego this season.
The Cougars were paced by 12 points apiece from Marcus Brown and Alex Gil-Fernandez.
– Staff reports
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