Break The Record Night Part Of Weekend Hoops Action

Jan. 8, 2003

DAVIS, Calif. - The UC Davis men's and women's basketball teams will look to post big wins in front of big crowds this Saturday at Recreation Hall when the Aggies host Cal Poly Pomona during their annual "Break The Record Night" promotion, presented by Chevys Fresh Mex Restaurant.

Tipoff for the women's game against the two-time defending national champion Broncos is 6 p.m., while the men's game will begin at 8.

"Break The Record Night" - presented this year by Chevys - is the programs' yearly attempt to set new attendance records at Recreation Hall. Current renovations in the facility will limit seating during the men's game to less than record levels but well more than a potential new record for the women.

Both Aggie teams set attendance marks in 1999 against rival Chico State. The women attracted 4,675 fans for their 71-69 win while 7,926 witnessed UC Davis' 102-71 victory over the Wildcats in the men's game.

Doors open at 5 p.m. on Saturday and fans are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee seating. Chevys Fresh Mex Restaurant will provide appetizers on a first-come, first-served basis while they last. Additionally, a special halftime performance marking the 10th anniversary of the wildly popular Aggie Pack will also be featured during the men's game.

UC Davis begins its weekend of basketball on Friday against Cal St. San Bernardino. Four record-setting members of the Aggie women's track and field team - relay members Jamila Demby, Rose Criss, Kameelah Elarms and Tanisha Silas - will be recognized at halftime of both games. The quartet set a school record in the 4x400 relay in 1999, but have been just as notable off the track. Demby (1999) and Silas (2002) are winners of the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award, Elarms was a national finalist for the honor in 2001 and Criss received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. They will be honored with Coach Deanne Vochatzer, inducted last month into the USTCA Hall of Fame.

Tipoff times on Friday are also 6 and 8 p.m.