Aggies host Cal Poly on Alumni Day

Jan. 26, 2018

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Game 21

Cal Poly Mustangs (6-14, 1-5 BWC)
UC Davis Aggies (13-7, 4-2 BWC)

Saturday, Jan. 27 - 5 p.m. (UC Davis WBB/MBB DH)
The Pavilion (5,931) - Davis, Calif.

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Gameday Central  |   Game Notes

- Alumni Day - Former UC Davis basketball players will return to the Pavilion on Saturday support the program
- Mascot Day
- Rally towel giveaway to the first arriving students
- UC Davis home basketball doubleheader: A men's ticket will provide general admission seating to the women's game (and vice versa)

DAVIS, Calif. - 
UC Davis, victorious in its last 18 straight home games, will have an opportunity to extend the third-longest such streak in the nation, and climb the Big West standings when Cal Poly visits the Pavilion on Saturday. This is the first of the Aggies’ three league home doubleheaders, tipoff will take place at 5 p.m. or 35 minutes after the women’s game ends, whichever is later.

Last year’s Big West Tournament quarterfinal was the last time Cal Poly and UC Davis faced one another, a game the Aggies won by 11 as part of their championship run. In the last two seasons, the home team won all four regular season matchups; prior to that, UC Davis won five straight.

The Aggies, winners in five of their last seven played, will host a team that dropped Thursday's matchup in San Luis Obispo vs. Long Beach State, which extended its current slide to five games. This is the second time that Cal Poly lost five straight; the first time took place before the Mustangs defeated Notre Dame de Namur in its final non-conference game, and UC Santa Barbara, at home, in their Big West opener.

Cal Poly, a team that averages 67.8 points per game  and shooting .409 overall — ranked No. 7 and 8 respectively — will face a defense that limited CSUN to 56 points, the lowest total for an Aggie opponent this season, last Thursday.

UC Davis’ defense, ranked No. 1 in the league by allowing 66.7 ppg to opponents this season, also leads all league teams with its three-point field goal percentage defense (.316), steals per game average (7.8) and turnover margin (+1.8).

Once concern for the Aggies is Cal Poly’s success at the stripe since it leads the league with a .754 free throw percentage. If UC Davis is able to minimize the Mustangs’ trips to the line, it will enhance its chances of keeping its third-longest home win streak intact.

Series Record: UC Davis trails 35-21
Last UC Davis Win: 3/9/17 - N, 66-55
Last Cal Poly Win: 2/2/17 - A, 74-70
Series Streak: UC Davis +1

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