The Tritons, in Division II play, are off to the best start in program history at 17-1, and 11-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
The second place Coyotes (14-4 overall, 9-3 CCAA) had their eight-game win streak snapped.
Roberts wasted no time getting going, knocking down a 3-pointer less than 10 seconds into the game. He scored 11 points over the first five minutes, as the Tritons took a 14-3 advantage.
He continued his hot shooting throughout the first half, scoring 24 of the team’s first 33 points. In fact, with 7:46 to go, he had single-handedly outscored the Coyotes, 24-16.
Roberts finished the first half with 30 points, as the Tritons led 48-24 at the break.
UCSD extended their lead, building a 32-point advantage at almost the 10-minute mark. Roberts added five points before going to the bench for the game’s last eight minutes. In addition, overall he knocked down seven 3-pointers in 11 attempts.
Gabe Hadley finished with 15 points, while Mikey Howell scored eight, with six rebounds and six assists.
UC San Diego plays again at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, when the Tritons visit San Francisco State.
– Staff reports
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