UC Davis will face SIUE, Loyola Chicago and Portland State; all games will tip at 3 p.m.
Pac-12 Network (Mountain) to broadcast Friday night's 7 p.m. game
Monday's 7 p.m. game against the Hawks precedes four-game road trip
UC Davis will battle the Pilots for the first time in nearly three years
Admission is free for Monday night's exhibition game at The Pavilion
CENTRAL VALLEY HS:Even though Carlos Mancasola was homeschooled, he competed for the boys' basketball team at Central Valley High School...His boys' basketball team won a sectional championship in 2011 in addition to league and sectional titles in 2012... Scoring average increased every season... Averaged 6.7 ppg as a freshman, 12.6 ppg as a sophomore... 13.6 ppg as a junior and 18.9 ppg as a senior... In addition to posting the third-highest scoring average in the section as a senior, Mancasola drained 74 three-point field goals - the most by any player in the section...
A four-year varsity starter who earned all-league and all-section honors as a sophomore, junior and senior.
PERSONAL: Born in Red Bluff, Calif.... Majoring in sociology... Parents are John and Molly Mancasola... All three of his siblings, Kiira, Sydney and Paolo, graduated with a degree from Stanford, Oberlin and UC Davis respectively... His brother, Paolo, also competed for the UC Davis men's basketball team... In his spare time, he enjoys reading, going to the movies, playing piano and swimming... Also loves telling jokes... Favorite basketball accomplishment took place when he scored 29 points to help his team win its second sectional championship, also earning section MVP accolades... His sports hero is his brother, Paolo... If he could change any rule pertaining to his sport, he would like to introduce a four-point shot... His favorite non-sports hero are his parents... If he won a million dollars, he would invest it wisely... His advice to others is to "apply the greatest amount of effort and the best of your abilities in the time that you have."
MBB vs. Long Beach State
(5 p.m., ESPNU)
UC Davis vs. Long Beach State
Packed Pavilion expected
for Saturday's ESPNU game
Ags head to Fullerton for
FOX Prime Ticket matchup