The UCSD men’s basketball team faced another tough opponent last Monday when it squared off on the road against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
The Mustangs gave the Tritons more than they could handle, winning 89-67.
UCSD did make it a game early on, down only 10-9 after a pair of Sam Higgins’ three-pointers. Later, the Tritons’ Cole Miller hit a three-pointer to give his team a 17-16 lead.
It was all Cal Poly after that.
The Mustangs went up 45-30 at halftime and led by as much as 25 at one point. The Tritons did rally back to pull to within 13 points, but that would be as close as they would get en route to the loss.
Cameron Jackson led UCSD with 18 points and four assists. Higgins chipped in with 14 points and Miller finished with 12 points and five rebounds.
The Mustangs sported four players scoring in double-digits, including Scott Jamaal with 20.
The win was the first game of the year for Cal Poly, while the loss made UCSD fall to 0-2.
After playing a two tough games against a pair of Division I schools, UCSD looks to pick up a victory on Wednesday when it face Christian Heritage College at 7 p.m. at home.