BELLINGHAM, Wash. — With All-CCAA guard DeRonn Scott out due to a foot injury, the call came from the Cal Poly Pomona coaches for someone to step up in the absence.
Terrence Drisdom answered the call and got a career-high 26 points, leading the Broncos to a 69-61 first-round win against Chico State on Friday in NCAA tournament action.
The win completed a 4-0 sweep for CPP of the conference rival Wildcats this year.
The victory advanced the Broncos into a second-round Monday matchup against Seattle Pacific, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament champion.
All-West Region First Team honoree Mitchel Anderson collected 15 points and 12 rebounds in Friday’s win. It marks the 13th double-double of his career and fourth in the last six games.
Freshman Jordan Faison joined Drisdom and Anderson in double figures as he totaled 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Through this season, Faison ranks as one of the most efficient shooters in the West Region as he’s hit 59 percent of his attempts.
The Broncos’ program is making its 10th all-time appearance in the NCAA tournament and the seventh during head coach Greg Kamansky’s 13-year tenure. The most recent NCAA tournament victory before Friday was the 2010 national title win in Springfield, Mass.
CPP has made three different postseason trips through Bellingham during Kamansky’s time as a Bronco and the team is now 9-0 all-time in that span.