ESPN3 to air battle between Big West’s top teams

Jan. 12, 2018

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Game 17

UC Davis Aggies (11-5, 2-0 BWC)
at
Cal State Fullerton (10-5, 3-0 BWC)

Saturday, Jan. 13 - 6 p.m.
Titan Gym (4,000) - Fullerton, Calif.

Watch on ESPN3  - Scott Marsh (PBP), Davis Miller (Analyst), Courtney Sweet (Sideline)
Radio: KSAC 105.5 FM - Jeff Kurtz (PBP)
Audio - UC Davis' TuneIn Channel
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DAVIS, Calif. - After winning their respective games on Thursday, UC Davis and Cal State Fullerton will battle for sole possession of first place when the Aggies visit Titan Gym for Saturday night’s ESPN3 game.

Calling the action courtside for that stream, which is also available on the Watch ESPN app, are Scott Marsh (PBP), Dave Miller (Analyst) and Courtney Sweet (Sideline).

Jeff Kurtz will return to the airwaves that evening to call this battle between the league’s only teams with an undefeated Big West record; UC Davis basketball fans can listen through TuneIn’s app by searching for the UC Davis Sports Network, online by visiting UCDavisAggies.com or on KSAC 105.5.

This matchup will serve as a homecoming for TJ Shorts II and Rogers Printup, two Aggies who grew up in Orange County just a short drive from Cal State Fullerton’s campus.

Shorts II hails from Tustin, and played for Tustin High School before spending his freshman and sophomore seasons at Saddleback College. Printup, who grew up down the street in Orange (albeit a wide street since it is the 57 Freeway), was a standout at Orange Lutheran High School before continuing his athletics career in Davis.

Even though 435 miles separate these campuses, these programs share a strong UC Davis connection. Aggie head coach Jim Les led this team to its first NCAA Tournament appearance last season after winning the first Big West Tournament title in school history. Cal State Fullerton head coach Dedrique Taylor donned an Aggie blue and gold jersey for two seasons as a member of the same program, and is a former teammate of current Aggie assistant coach Kevin Nosek.

This is the first game against CSF since the Aggies’ instant classic in last year’s Big West Tournament semifinal game, one that saw senior forward Chima Moneke score the deciding points in buzzer-beating fashion in overtime to help the Aggies advance to the event’s championship game. Even though UC Davis has won 7 of the last 10 head-to-head contests, all three of those losses took place inside Titan Gym.


Series Record: UC Davis trails 17-16
Last UC Davis Win: 3/10/17 - N, 66-64 (OT)
Last Cal State Fullerton Win: 2/18/17 - A, 79-72
Series Streak: UC Davis +1



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