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
Aggies earn a league-high six All-Big West Conference awards; Shorts II becomes conference's first-ever Player and Newcomer of the Year winner
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 vs. Long Beach State (USATSI) 02-03-2018
Images from the UC Davis game at Washington
Photos from No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 UC Davis in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 17, 2017.
Check out out the USATSI photo gallery from the NCAA First Four game against NC Central.
LANSING HS '14: Led his basketball team to three league championships... Also won a state championship in 2014... Throughout his four years with the program, Lansing won 86 of 99 games (.868 winning pct.)... Earned first team all-league and all-state accolades as a junior before he was named Kansas 5A Player of the Year... Averaged 17 points and five assists in his final season at LHS... Named a finalist for the DiRenna Award, presented to the best player in the Kansas City area.
2015-16: One of three Aggies who appeared in all 30 games this season... By scoring a team-high 16 points vs. UCSB (3/12) at the Big West Tournament, Schneider set a new Div. I single-season freshman (true or redshirt) scoring record... Recorded a career-high six assists at CSUN (3/5) in the Aggies’ 3OT victory... Scored 12 points on four baskets, including three field goals from three, and tied a career high by recording six rebounds vs. Hawai’i (3/5)... Capped a furious Aggie comeback — the team trailed UC Irvine (2/27) by 17 points in the second half of UC Davis’ ESPN2 home broadcast — by nailing a three with 19 seconds remaining, to pull the Aggies within one point, then hit a jumper five seconds later to give his team a one point lead... Set a new true freshman single-season scoring record, in the program’s Division I history, when he canned a three — his first shot of the night — at Cal Poly (2/18)... Ended with 15 points, on 6 of 10 shooting, canned two threes and collected four assists vs. Cal State Fullerton (1/27)... Hit the game-winning three with 1.7 seconds left in regulation, and led all players with 17 points vs. CSUN (1/14)... Set a new season high by ending with six rebounds at Long Beach State (1/9)... Finished with 18 points, on 7 of 10 shooting, vs. Holy Names (1/2)... Scored double figures in five of his last six non-conference games, including a season-high 21 points (on nine field goals) at Boise State (12/30)... Posted a season/career high 13 points, including a game-tying three with 37 seconds remaining in regulation that forced OT at Seattle University (12/28); also set a new season high by finishing with five rebounds, and tied another two with his five field goals and four assists... Finished with 11 points on a season-high five field goals at Utah Valley (11/28); two of his season-high three steals took place during the Aggies’ game-ending 20-4 scoring run... Scored all seven points in the second half at Sacramento State (11/24) after picking up his fourth foul... Posted his first double-digit scoring effort as an Aggie when he sank four baskets, three of which were from three, and both free throws to finish with 13 points vs. Fresno Pacific (11/13)... Recorded seven points, three rebounds and two assists in his UC Davis debut vs. North Dakota State (11/13).
PERSONAL: The youngest of Lori and Rick Schneider's two sons... Spent the 2014-15 season at the Air Force Academy Prep School before committing to UC Davis... Older brother Calvin graduated from Kansas State in 2015... Most people do not know that he can juggle... Winning a state championship is his proudest personal accomplishment... Willie Cauley-Stein is the best athlete that he has competed against... Damian Lillard is his sports hero... Non-sports hero is his father... The coaching staff and school's academics are the reasons he chose to attend UC Davis.