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.
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2017-18: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM... Team captain... Ended his junior season with the following Big West Conference ranking: Points per Game - No. 9 (13.9)... One of two Aggies who played, and started, in all 33 games... One of four double digit scorers, by finishing with 10 points, in the Aggies’ NIT First Round game at Utah (3/14)... Earned All-Big West accolades for the second year in a row when he was added to the league’s Second Team... Scored 16 points for the second game in a row at UC Irvine (3/3); sealed the win by hitting free throws in the final minute of double overtime... Scored all 16 points in the first half vs. Hawai’i (3/1). also finished with a team-high four assists... Throughout his 45 minutes played in the Aggies’ 3OT victory at Cal Poly (2/15), Schneider scored eight of his 16 points in triple overtime, nailed all six shots at the stripe, collected five assists and recorded a career-high three steals for the fourth time this season... Became the 23rd member of the program’s 1,000-career-point club when he scored on his first field goal attempt of the second half vs. UC Santa Barbara (2/3)... Scored a combined 51 points in the Aggies’ last two games (at Long Beach State and vs. UC Santa Barbara)... Schneider’s top two single-game scoring totals took place against Long Beach State; he scored 27 points, hit 10 baskets and connected on all seven free throw attempts (season high) when the Aggies faced the 49ers (2/3) on their own floor... Led all Aggies with 15 points and a season-high eight rebounds at CSUN (2/1)... Half of his four baskets were from three; hit both attempts from distance, recorded four rebounds and two assists vs. Cal Poly (1/27)... Recorded 14 points and a team-high five assists vs. CSUN (1/25)... Scored 16 points on six field goals, and finished with five rebounds at Hawai’i (1/20)... Finished with 29 points on 11 field goals, both career highs, matched another career high by collecting six assists and matched a season high with four threes vs. Long Beach State (1/17)... Scored 11 of his 14 points, on a season-high seven baskets, throughout the second half at UC Riverside (1/11)... Recorded another 17 points, on 7 of 11 shooting, and hit 2 of 3 attempts from three vs. Holy Names (12/30)... Scored a team-high 17 points, and canned two of his six baskets from three at Nevada (12/19)... San Francisco (12/15) could not stop Schneider, who scored a game-high 19 points, made six free throws and recorded three of the Aggies’ eight steals, figures that are all season highs... Scored double figures in all but one game this season... Schneider’s streak of double-figure scoring games, in every game played this season, continued with a season-high 18 points, on a season-high seven field goals, vs. Pacific (12/6)... Finished with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal at Washington State (12/2)... Recorded a season-high six rebounds vs. Northern Colorado (11/29)... Scored double figures in each of the Aggies’ first five games when he finished with 15 at Washington (11/26)... Six of his season-high 16 points took place on back-to-back threes, during the Aggies’ Golden 1 Center game vs. Sacramento State (11/21), which was part of a 15-0 second-half scoring run, which sealed a victory for UC Davis... Scored 13 points, recorded three assists, a block and a steal at Utah Valley (11/18)... Hit the game-winning shot, ended with 13 points and posted a perfect stat line at Pacific: 6-for-6 FG, 1-for-1 3FG... Hit both shots from three and finished with 10 points at Northern Colorado (11/13).
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.
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