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UC Davis Aggies (15-7, 6-2 BWC)
Long Beach State 49ers (12-13, 6-3 BWC)
Saturday, Feb. 3 - 4 p.m.
Walter Pyramid (4,200) - Long Beach, Calif.
Watch on ESPN3 - Tim Becwar (PBP), Bill Herenda (Analyst), Olivia Phelps (Sideline)
Radio: KSAC 105.5 FM - Scott Marsh (PBP)
Audio - UC Davis' TuneIn Channel
TuneIn App - Search for UC Davis Sports Network
In-game Twitter Updates
Gameday Central | Game Notes
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis' week on ESPN3 continues Saturday when it heads to Long Beach State in a pivotal 4 p.m. Big West Conference matchup.
For UC Davis, a victory will secure another season sweep over a league foe -- the Aggies defeated CSUN for the second time this season on Thursday -- and maintain its current first place standing when the team returns to the Pavilion for next week's games.
Long Beach State, a team that started the week in first place but dropped to third after Wednesday's home loss to UC Irvine, hosts UC Davis in the second of a season-long four-game homestand. With three of their last four games on the road, and a more successful record inside the Walter Pyramid (6-3) than outside it this season (5-8), the 49ers want to take full advantage of this two-week-long opportunity if they want to occupy a position in the upper half of the league's standings heading into the final weeks of conference play and this year's BWC Tournament.
Calling the action inside the Walter Pyramid for ESPN3/WatchESPN app's 4 p.m. broadcast are Tim Becwar (Play-by-Play), Bill Herenda (Analyst) and Olivia Phelps (Sideline). Aggie basketball fans also have the option to hear Scott Marsh on KSAC 105.5 FM, through TuneIn Radio's app by searching the phrase "UC Davis Sports Network" or online at UCDavisAggies.com.
Saturday's series finale will feature a UC Davis' defense, ranked No. 1 in the league allowing 65.7 points per game, against Long Beach State's offense, which is ranked No. 2 and averaging 75.3 ppg.
In their first meeting, which took place on Jan. 17, the 49ers hit that scoring average by finishing with 75 points. However, thanks to a career-high 29 scored by junior communication major Siler Schneider, another 15 from junior communication major TJ Shorts II, a career-high 13 from junior psychology major AJ John, and a 11-4 Aggie scoring run before halftime, UC Davis lead for the latter portion of the first half and the entire second half to defeat the 49ers by nine, and extend its home win streak to (then) 17 games.
The Aggies' 84 points scored against LBSU that day were the most against a Division I opponent this season.
Update at 3 p.m. on Feb. 3: Chima Moneke has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules that govern conduct at the team's hotel. He has returned to Davis and will not participate in today's game. A review of the situation by University officials is currently in process. We will provide further updates as information becomes available.
Series Record: UC Davis trails 21-6
Last UC Davis Win: 1/17/18 - H, 84-75
Last Long Beach State Win: 2/16/17 - A, 78-69 (OT)
Series Streak: UC Davis +2
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