Chima Moneke led UC Davis with 20 points; Adenrele, Funtarov, Graham, Lemar and White end outstanding careers in program's inaugural regional appearance
Chima Moneke led the team with a double-double in win over the Eagles
Late 9-0 run gives UC Davis the lead for good; team will compete in the NCAA Division I Tournament for the first time in school history
Brynton Lemar scores nine points in overtime prior to buzzer-beating shot
Chima Moneke's 18 rebounds are the second-highest individual total in Big West Tournament history, and matches the program's Division I-era single-game record
Photos from No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 UC Davis in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 17, 2017.
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Big West Tournament - March 10, 2017
2014-15: Tied three season highs by scoring 10 points, on four field goals and two three-pointers vs. UC Irvine (3/7)... Matched a career high by sinking seven free throws and set a new season high by scoring 10 points vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/12)... Tied his season highs in field goals (2), three-point field goals (1), free throws made (3) and set a new season best by finishing with eight points at CSUN (2/7)... Scored three points vs. Long Beach State - the biggest points of his career - to pull the Aggies even with Long Beach State in their ESPNU game; his layup, and subsequent free throw, tied the game at 59 after regulation... Tied three season highs by finishing with three rebounds, one assist and one steal at Northern Colorado (12/22)... Connected on a season-high three free throw attempts, grabbed three rebounds and posted five points at Air Force (12/20)... Scored five points in the Aggies' season opener vs. Holy Names (11/16); by doing so, he reached the 200 career-point mark.
2013-14: Set a new career high by scoring 19 points, a team high, on 8 of 16 shooting at UC Riverside (3/6)... Canned three shots from three, equaling his total of three-point field goals made throughout his first 23 games played...S cored 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting, and made 4 of 5 free throws versus Cal State Northridge (2/6)... Led all Aggies with six assists vs. Air Force (12/21)... One of six Aggies who scored double figures at San Jose State (12/18)...Scored his first three-point basket against the Spartans; his straightaway three with 23 seconds left in regulation was well-timed as it tied the game at 65 and forced the first of three overtime periods that took place that night... Posted 11 points, a season-high five rebounds and a team-high four assists at Stanford (12/14)... Recorded a season-high 16 points vs. Nevada; Lemar did not commit a turnover throughout his 34 minutes played... Blocked his first collegiate shot vs. Sacramento State (11/26)... Earned all but one of his 14 points in the second half at Utah; also recorded a four steals, a single-game, team-high total... Scored 7 of 11 points from the line and also earned five assists against Holy Names (11/11)... One of five Aggies who scored 10 or more points at Portland (11/8); finished that game, his first official at UC Davis, with 11 points and three rebounds.
ST. AUGUSTINE (SAN DIEGO) '13: Averaged 21.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game in his final season at St. Augustine... Helped his team win the CIF State Division III championship at Sleep Train Arena in March, 2013... St. Augustine ended the 2013 season with a 29-4 record... Throughout his four years, Lemar's teams compiled an 88-34 record...
PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, California... Communication major... Parents are Earl and Pamela Lemar... Has two siblings, Jazmyne and Diamond; both attended San Diego State... Lemar's parents also went to school at SDSU... Enjoys working out and cooking in his spare time... Also enjoys playing soccer... His favorite basketball moment took place when he hit the game-winning shot during his freshman year... Sleep Train Arena is his favorite arena that he has competed in... If he won a million dollars, he would help his family and other people... Would like to pursue a career in sports law... If he were to write an autobiography, it would be titled, "Passion of Basketball"... His advice to others: "If you believe, and dream, and keep God in your heart, nothing is impossible."
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