ESPN3 week starts Thursday at Cal State Fullerton

Rogers Printup will return home for Thursday's game at Cal State Fullerton; he grew up just a handful of miles away from Titan Gym in Orange, Calif.
Feb. 2, 2016


Game 21

UC Davis Aggies (9-11, 4-3 BWC)
at
Cal State Fullerton Titans (8-12, 1-6 BWC)

Thursday, Feb. 4 - 7 p.m.
Titan Gym (4,000) - Fullerton, Calif.

UC Davis Basketball Gameday Central

Video: ESPN3 - Tim Becwar (PBP), Richie Schueler (Analyst), Sanaz Tavvassol (Sideline)
Radio: KSAC (105.5 FM) - Scott Marsh (PBP)
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Game Notes


DAVIS, Calif. - With wins in four of its last five games, the entire country will have an opportunity to watch the hottest team in the conference compete on ESPN3 all week long, beginning with Thursday's UC Davis at Cal State Fullerton matchup. Two days later, ESPN3 will also carry the Aggies' road game at UC Riverside.

Thursday's game is also a homecoming for Aggie freshman Rogers Printup; he grew up just a few miles south of Titan Gym in Orange, Calif., and attended Orange Lutheran High School before joining UC Davis Basketball.

The Last Meeting
Cal State Fullerton64
UC Davis69
January 27, 2016
The Pavilion
Lemar's clutch threes lifts UC Davis to a 69-64 victory
Box ScoreDown by seven early in the second half of Wednesday's Big West Conference game at the Pavilion, jumpers from Siler Schneider, Darius Graham and Josh Fox trimmed their team's deficit to one point, but three straight three-pointers from Brynton Lemar -- the last canned with seven minutes and three seconds left in the game -- extended the Aggies' lead to 10 points -- an advantage UC Davis held for the rest of the evening to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 69-64.

When the Aggies hosted the Titans last Wednesday at the Pavilion, three straight second-half threes from Brynton Lemar extended UC Davis' lead to 10 points -- an advantage it held for the rest of the night to defeat the Titans for the third straight game. With that result, the Aggies have now won five of the last six overall and four of the last five head-to-head matchups at home vs. CSF.

The Aggies are coming off a commanding 14-point, wire-to-wire victory last Saturday over a Cal Poly team that entered the Pavilion with the league's second-highest team scoring average at 76.3 ppg, but was held to a season-low 52 points.

With that defensive effort vs. CP, UC Davis is now ranked No. 2 in Big West games only in scoring defense (63.7 ppg). In their four league wins, the Aggies are giving up an average of 58.3 points.

Against the Mustangs, senior forward Josh Fox recorded his fourth double-double of the year with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and junior center Neal Monson tied a career high by scoring 20 points.

Fox is averaging 20.5 points over the last four contests and has an eight-game double figure scoring streak, while his teammate, Monson, continues to lead the league with his 8.3 rebound per game average.

Thursday's game provides a unique situation for both teams: the Titans, a team that has lost their last six straight, and all four league games played inside Titan Gym, will host a team that is seeking its first league win on the road.

However, the Aggies' road slate is a formidable one compared to the teams CSF has hosted so far this season since UC Davis is the only team in the conference to play road games in the Big West's three toughest locations: UC Irvine, Hawai'i and Long Beach State.

Series Record: Cal State Fullerton leads 15-14
Last UC Davis win: 69-64; 1/27/16 at UC Davis
Last Cal State Fullerton win: 74-64; 2/13/14 at CSF
Series Streak: UC Davis +3