Aggies trail by 11 points in the second half but rally past CSUN, 71-67, in quarterfinal matchup.
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Josh Ritchart, J.T. Adenrele and Brynton Lemar speak to the school's 4th-6th graders in the team's inaugural assembly of the year
Numerous television appearances, broken records and impressive debuts highlight 2013-14 campaign
UC Davis beats Cal Poly at The Pavilion behind big nights from Johnson and Funtarov
2014-15: ALL-BIG WEST SECOND TEAM... BIG WEST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (2/9)... At the end of the regular season, Josh Ritchart was ranked No. 3 in the Big West Conference in three-point field goals made per game (2.06), No. 5 in three-point field goals percentage (.457), No. 6 in field goal percentage (.495), No. 13 in points per game (11.8)... Scored five points and grabbed four rebounds in his final game as an Aggie when UC Davis visited Stanford in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (3/17)...
Earned all-conference accolades for the first time when the Big West announced its selections on March 9... Led all players with 21 points on a game-high six field goals and a game-high five threes when the Aggies faced CSUN in the Big West Tournament quarterfinals (3/12)... Scored six points, on two three-pointers, when UC Irvine (2/7) visited the Pavilion in each team's season finale - Ritchart's final appearance on Hamilton Court... Scored the Aggies' first nine points of the second half, extending a 10-point halftime cushion, at Cal Poly (2/28); hit 8 of 12 shots that night to lead all Aggies with 19 points... Scored 67 points over a three-game stretch vs. Cal Poly (1/31), at UC Irvine (2/5) and at CSUN - all Aggie victories... Ritchart averaged 21.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, shot 70.8 percent overall and 60 percent from three when UC Davis traveled to UC Irvine and CSUN to earn Big West Player of the Week accolades for the third time in his career... Recorded his third-straight 20-plus point game by finishing with a game-high 21, on seven field goals and four threes, at CSUN (2/7)... Scored 22 points on a season-high 10 field goals - the second time in as many games he recorded a new season best - and recorded a team-high six rebounds at UC Irvine (2/5)... Hit the game-tying three with 55 seconds left in regulation to force OT vs. Cal Poly (1/31); finished with a season-high 24 points on a season-high nine field goals and six threes... Became the second Aggie this season to record a perfect game from the field when he hit all four shots taken, including three from three, versus Cal Maritime (1/3)... Scored his 200th career three-point field goal, and earned his 100th career assist in that same game against the Keelhaulers... By setting a new season high with his three assists at Seattle (12/28), Ritchart ended the evening with 100 career assists... Recorded a season-high 21 points on 7 of 14 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to help UC Davis start its season with a 6-0 record for the first time in 102 years; that was his first 20-plus point effort of the season and eighth of his career... Scored his 1,000th career point when UC Davis hosted Utah State (11/26); scored 14 points - every field goal made was from three - in the Aggies' overtime victory over their namesake... Grabbed his 400th career rebound vs. Holy Names (11/16).
2013-14: Competed in nine games before suffering a season-ending injury... Posted the second-highest point total among Big West players throughout the 2013-14 regular season when he dropped 35 vs. SIUE at the Portland State Tournament (11/22/13)... Needs another 33 points to reach the 1,000-point milestone... Sank a season-high four three-point shots and tied another season high with two assists at Seattle (12/2)... Blocked a season-high three shots for the second time this season vs. Idaho (11/30); also finished with 16 points and nine rebounds... Recognized by the Big West Conference as its Player of the Week on Nov. 25... By ending his weekend against tournament host Portland State (11/24) with 17 points and seven rebounds, Ritchart averaged 20.3 points and 9.7 rebounds for the week; collectively, he shot .676 pct. (23 of 34) from the field and .444 pct. (4 of 9) from three throughout the three-day Portland State Tournament... Nearly recorded his second double-double in as many games by finishing with nine points and nine rebounds vs. Loyola Chicago (11/23)... Scored a career high 35 points on 12 of 14 shooting vs. SIUE (11/22); that was one of five season highs set by Ritchart... Collected 13 rebounds to tie a career high and record the Aggies' first double-double of the year vs. SIUE... Tied a career high by blocking three shots vs. Holy Names (11/11); also finished with 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting.
2012-13: Scored 10 or more points in 12 games, and 20 or more points in one game... Posted two new season highs of 13 points and six rebounds at Nevada (11/28)... Grabbed seven rebounds, made five field goals and blocked two shots, all season highs, vs. San Jose State (12/5)... Set a new season highs with 14 points and three assists vs. Eastern Washington (12/17)... Scored a season-high 15 points on a season-high six field goals at UC Irvine (12/29)... Made all five of his free throws to set a new season high vs. Cal Poly (1/10)... Scored 12 points vs. UC Santa Barbara to record his fifth-straight double-digit scoring effort for the Aggies (1/12)... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds at Cal State Northridge (1/17)... Recorded rebound No. 300 in that same game against the Matadors... Scored a season-high 22 points, made a season-high five threes and earned a season-high four assists at Pacific (2/2).
2011-12: Named a starter in 26 of 30 games played and lead all regulars in scoring (11.3) and field goals (112)... Ended the season ranked No. 14 in the Big West in scoring... Started the year on a tear, hitting double figures in his first eight games, including 21 vs. Bryant and 19 versus both Stanford (11/18) and Eastern Washington... Named to the Basketball Traveler's Classic All-Tournament Team, a tournament hosted by San Diego State, after averaging 16.7 ppg... Shot .369 from three-point territory, No. 4 in the Big West, and finished No. 2 on the team with 69 treys... Canned a career-high seven threes at home against Long Beach State (2/11)... Made a three-pointer in 27 of 30 games and had at least one in his first 11 games, a streak he matched near the end of the season... Scored a career-high 24 points against Long Beach State (2/11)... Had double-doubles of 16 pts, 13 rebs against Cal State Northridge (2/9) and 16 pts, 12 rebs at Seattle (2/20)... Named Big West Player of the Week on Feb. 27 for his efforts against Cal State Fullerton and Seattle... Against the Titans and Redhawks that week, he averaged 18 ppg and 10 rpg... Led the team in scoring 10 times and owned or shared top rebounding honors in 10 games.
2010-11: BIG WEST CO-FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR... FRESHMAN MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICAN by CollegeInsider.com... Played in all 30 games and was named a starter vs. Southern Utah (12/21) and final two regular-season games... Averaged 7.9 ppg and 2.5 rpg... Ranked No. 2 in the league behind teammate Ryan Sypkens in 3-point pct. (.409)... Enjoyed breakout game at UCLA (12/13), scoring a season-high 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting... Was 5 for 6 from three against the Bruins... Made five treys on three occasions throughout the season... Sank all five shots from distance at Pacific (2/12), the last of three-game stretch where he went 13 of 17 from beyond the arc (.765)... Scored 20 points at Cal State Fullerton (12/28)... Also scored at least 10 points in nine games... Grabbed a season-best eight boards in the Aggies' season finale against Fullerton (3/5)... Blocked three shots against Notre Dame de Namur (12/4).
FOREST LAKE CHRISTIAN HS '10: Played at Forest Lake Christian High School under coach Dave Thomas... A four-year letterwinner, Ritchart earned MVP honors as a senior... Helped lead his team to a section championship as a sophomore in 2008 after going 22-10 record on the season... Recorded 26 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks per game as a senior... Was a 2010 McDonald's All-American nominee... Earned selections to the All-Central League, All-CIF Div. V and 2010 ESPN All-State teams... Was MVP of the Sacramento Optimist All-Star game... Received the A. Dale Lackey Scholarship from the CIF and is a member of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF).
PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, California... Majoring in communication... Parents are Tom and Mary Lou Ritchart... Has three siblings, Andrew, Laura and Sara... Favorite sport to play other than basketball is badminton... Sports hero is Kevin Durant.
Timely threes, suffocating 'D' leads to blowout victory
MBB at Cal State Fullerton
(7:30 p.m., FOX Prime Ticket)