Halftime Report

UC San Diego is on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Cal Poly 41-23.

UC San Diego entered the match having won four straight and they're just one half away from another. Will they make it five, or will Cal Poly step up and spoil it? We'll know soon.

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UC San Diego Tritons @ Cal Poly Mustangs

Current Records: UC San Diego 10-6, Cal Poly 4-13

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We've got another exciting Big West matchup on schedule as the UC San Diego Tritons and the Cal Poly Mustangs are set to tip at 10:00 p.m. ET on January 13th at Robert A. Mott Athletics Center. Cal Poly is crawling into this matchup hobbled by five consecutive losses, while UC San Diego will bounce in with four consecutive wins.

Last Thursday, UC San Diego's game was all tied up 42-42 at the half, but luckily for them it didn't stay that way. They walked away with an 88-74 win over the Beach. Winning is a bit easier when you drain ten more threes than your opponent, as UC San Diego did.

Meanwhile, the Mustangs lost to the Highlanders on the road by a decisive 71-56 margin on Thursday. The loss unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Cal Poly in their matchups with UC Riverside: they've now lost nine in a row.

The Tritons are on a roll lately: they've won five of their last six games, which provided a massive bump to their 10-6 record this season. As for the Mustangs, they bumped their record down to 4-13 with that loss, which was their eighth straight on the road.

Keep an eye on the arc in Saturday's match: UC San Diego have made nailing deep shots look easy this year this season, having averaged 9.3 threes per game. It's a different story for Cal Poly, though, as they've been averaging only 5.4 threes per game. Given UC San Diego's sizeable advantage in that area, Cal Poly will need to find a way to close that gap.

Looking ahead, UC San Diego shouldn't be too worried about this matchup, as the experts have them favored by 10.5 points. They might be worth a quick bet since they've covered the spread the last six times they've played.


UC San Diego is a big 10.5-point favorite against Cal Poly, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tritons as a 11-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 133 points.

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Series History

Cal Poly has won 2 out of their last 3 games against UC San Diego.

  • Jan 19, 2023 - UC San Diego 71 vs. Cal Poly 64
  • Mar 05, 2022 - Cal Poly 80 vs. UC San Diego 76
  • Jan 27, 2022 - Cal Poly 59 vs. UC San Diego 55