Nov. 30, 2002
DENVER, Colo. -
Julian Biglow's two free throws with 7:50 remaining gave the Rangers a lead they would not surrender as Regis University led by seven with under two minutes to play then held on for the 63-62, victory over visiting UC Davis Saturday evening at Regis Fieldhouse.
With the loss, UC Davis sees its early-season record fall to 1-2 while Regis improves to 3-1.
Biglow's two free throws broke a 50-50 tie and started a 6-0 Regis run over the next 4:15 as UC Davis went cold from the field, missing 11 straight shots as Regis erased an eight-point deficit to lead 56-50. UC Davis finally broke the drought at the 3:35 mark on a Ryan Moore layup to cut the lead to four. They would get it to one on two occasions, the final one coming with :01 remaining when Aggie center Dominic Callori was fouled, resulting in two free throws. Callori, who had a monster night with game-highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds, could only hit his second as the Aggie comeback fell just short.
Regis led by five at halftime, 35-30, then stretched it to seven after the first three minutes of the second half before UC Davis went on an 18-3 run to take its biggest lead of the game at 50-42, at the 10:17 mark. Callori had seven points and four rebounds to sparks the Aggies in that stretch.
In addition to Callori, UC Davis received eight points from Moore and Fowzi Abdelsamad, while Justin Stearns added four points and a team-high four assists.
Regis was led by Casey Fisher and Jay Goral as both players scored 10 points, while Biglow finished the night with seven points, four rebounds and five assists.
UC Davis will next be in action on Monday when it travels to Monterey for a 7:30 p.m. contest against Cal State Monterey Bay.