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CSUN Matadors (5-14, 2-3 BWC)
UC Davis Aggies (12-7, 3-2 BWC)
Thursday, Jan. 25 - 7 p.m.
The Pavilion (5,931) - Davis, Calif.
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Gameday Central | Game Notes
- Big West Tour visits UC Davis: Swing by the Pavilion to win prizes and Big West Tournament tickets
- Free pizza for the first arriving students
- Students who attend Wednesday's women's basketball, Thursday's men's basketball and Saturday's men's and women's basketball doubleheader will have a chance to win Amazon gift cards
DAVIS, Calif. - With four of its next six games taking place inside the Pavilion, starting with Thursday’s 7 p.m. Big West matchup against CSUN, UC Davis will have an opportunity to climb the conference standings and extend its 17-game home win streak, the third-longest in the nation behind others of 36 and 19 games in length.
UC Davis also has a chance to extend additional streaks when it hosts the Matadors since itt won the last eight overall and the last eight played on Hamilton Court vs. the Matadors.
Thanks to the Aggies’ dominating play in recent seasons — they have won 12 of the last 14 head-to-head games — the winner of Thursday’s contest (featuring former Sacramento Kings players who are now Big West head coaches in Jim Les and CSUN’s Reggie Theus) will snap a 19-19 all-time-series tie.
No matter who wins this week, neither team will wait long for a rematch since it is taking place next Thursday in Northridge. As is the case with next Saturday’s game at Long Beach State, ESPN3 will broadcast the Aggies' return game at CSUN.
Even though the Matadors hold a 5-14 overall record, they head to Davis with momentum after sweeping last week’s games by topping UC Riverside on the road and Cal Poly at home. However, CSUN is 1-8 outside of Northridge this year and will face a UC Davis team that won four of its last six games.
As has been the case all season, the Aggies’ defense is rated No. 1 among all league teams by holding opponents to 67.2 points per game. If the numbers offer any indication, UC Davis’ average has a chance to become even lower since CSUN is ranked dead last in scoring at 66.0 ppg.
If you check out the sidelines Thursday night, UC Davis’ coaching staff will don sneakers to support the American Cancer Society’s annual campaign. Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week is a nationwide event that unites coaches across the country to raise awareness about the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission, and promote the organization as a resource for help and support.
Series Record: Series tied 19-19
Last UC Davis Win: 2/23/17 - H, 96-85
Last CSUN Win: 1/9/14 - A, 89-77
Series Streak: UC Davis +8
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Visiting UC Davis this week are CSUN and Cal Poly on Thursday and Saturday respectively, attend both home games to help the Aggies extend their 17-game win streak on Hamilton Court!
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