UC Davis seeks season split against Matadors, faces Anteaters for the first time this season
Men's hoops hits the road for games at Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara this week
Matchup against the Rainbow Warriors is the lone game scheduled this week for UC Davis
UC Davis shoots 61 percent from the field after halftime to pick up first Big West win
All nine UC Davis players that saw action against Air Force scored; Aggie bench dominates Falcons reserves
2012-13: Grabbed three rebounds in his first game as an Aggie vs. Northern Arizona (11/18).... Scored his first points in a UC Davis uniform, and finished with one rebound vs. Eastern Washington (12/17)....
Finished with two points, one rebound and one assist, all season highs, vs. Pacific (1/5)... Scored a season-high five points on a season-high two field goals, including his first three-point basket scored as an Aggie vs. Cal Poly (1/5)... Also earned a season-high two assists and one steal against the Mustangs... Scored four points on a three-point shot and a free throw, and finished with two rebounds vs. UC Riverside (1/26)... Recorded a season-high two steals at Pacific (2/2)... Tied his season high with two steals and recorded two assists at UCSB (2/7)... Blocked his first shot as an Aggie at Cal Poly (2/9)... Scored two points, recorded one steal, assist and rebound at UC Riverside (2/28).
WORCESTER ACADEMY: Earned three varsity letters for postsecondary program in Massachusetts... Averaged 15.1 ppg and 4.1 rpg in 2010-11 after scoring 18.0 ppg in 2009-10 and 16.0 ppg. in 2008-09... Was regarded as one of the top players among New England Prep Schools by ESPN Recruiting Nation... The outlet ranked him the 11th-best player in that region's class of 2012... Grew up in Canada and was ranked fourth among guards, and 18th among all players in Canada's class of 2012... Earned nomination to the 2011 Phase I All Canada Classic, a showcase for the country's top high school players.
PERSONAL: Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo... Majoring in organizational studies... Parents are Brice Betu Kumesu and Perpètue Ndomba... Raised in Canada and is fluent in French... Once scored 55 points in a game and also dunked over a 6-foot-10 player... Title of his autobiography would be "Good isn't Enough: The Story of Olivier Betu"... Father was a boxer and his mother played soccer... Would like to see basketball's three-second rule abolished... Favorite facility he's played in was Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium...
Non-sports hero is Nelson Mandela... Would buy his mother a house if he won a million dollars... Would compete in track and field if he did not play basketball... Advice to youngsters is to stay confident and humble.
UC Davis opens two-game homestand against Pacific
Gameday Central at
San Francisco (8 p.m.)