UC Davis led for most of Wednesday night's Round One game until Utah hit free throws and pulled away late
Junior AJ John scores team-high 13 points in huge second half
UC Davis defeats UC Riverside for the third time this season, is one step closer to a successful Big West Tournament title defense
UC Davis' never-say-die attitude turns five-point deficit with 46 seconds left in overtime into the team's third championship in the last four seasons
UC Davis posts third 20-win season in the last four years with home win vs. Hawai'i, sets up a familiar opportunity in Saturday's 7:30 p.m. game at UC Irvine
Photos from UC Davis men's basketball vs. Nevada - Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
PEPPERDINE (2014-16): With John on roster, Pepperdine is the only West Coast Conference school, outside of BYU, Gonzaga and Saint Mary's, to post winning overall and league records in the last two seasons... Pepperdine earned fourth-place finishes thanks to John; the 2003-04 season marked the last time the Waves finished among the WCC's top programs.
MARIA CARRILLO HS '14: Led the Pumas to one of its most successful seasons in program history when the team ended the 2013-14 season with a 20-9 record and a deep run in the North Coast Section playoffs... Averaged 15 points and eight rebounds as a senior... Earned All-Empire first team and All-North Coast Section honors during the final two years of his high school career... Led his team in scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals as a junior.
PERSONAL: The oldest of Avelon John's two children... Mykhail is his younger sibling... Madison Square Garden is his favorite facility that he has competed in.
Aggies advance to semis with another win vs. UCR
Official watch parties hosted by Woodstock's Pizza
UC Davis begins title defense on Thursday vs. UCR
UC Davis dominates All-Big West honor roll
Shorts II wins second Player of the Week award
Aggies win Big West championship in double overtime
UC Davis, UC Irvine battle once again for Big West title
Home win vs. Hawai'i sets up