March 7, 2014
UC Davis Aggies (9-21, 4-11 BWC)
UC Irvine Anteaters (21-10, 12-3 BWC)
Saturday, March 8 - 4:30 p.m.
Bren Events Center (5,000) - Irvine, Calif.
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket - Mark Rogondino (PBP), Michael Cage (Analyst), Rahshaun Haylock (Sideline)
Radio: KSAC (105.5 FM) - Scott March (PBP)
In-game Twitter Updates
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis has an opportunity to play the role of spoiler in Saturday's season finale at UC Irvine. An Aggie victory will not only end the team's year on a positive note but prevent the Anteaters from capturing this season's league title outright.
In their last head-to-head meeting on Feb. 8, UC Irvine held on to escape The Pavilion with a narrow two-point win over UC Davis.
Ascending to No. 1 all-time in Big West Conference history with 313 three-point field goals made last Thursday at UC Riverside, Saturday's event will also mark the final appearance of senior guard Ryan Sypkens in a UC Davis uniform. When he walks off the court at the Bren Events Center, Sypkens will leave behind a legacy as the most successful three-point shooter in UC Davis, and the Big West Conference's history.
Series Record: UC Irvine leads 19-12
Last UC Davis Win: 108-107 (2OT; 1/29/11) in Davis
Last UC Irvine Win: 61-59 (2/8/14) in Davis
Current Streak: UC Irvine +6
THAT'S THE (PRIME) TICKET!
UC Davis men's basketball will face UC Irvine at 4:30 p.m. in its season finale Saturday afternoon, a game that Fox Sports West Prime Ticket will broadcast. Mark Rogondino (play-by-play), Michael Cage (analyst) and Rahshaun Haylock (sideline) comprise the crew responsible for calling the action live from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif.
LISTEN LIVE TO UC DAVIS MEN'S BASKETBALL
For the third year, every UC Davis men's basketball game will air on KSAC (105.5 FM). Scott Marsh (@ScottMarsh1140) will begin his broadcast 30 minutes before tip-off with his pregame show. Fans can also listen to Marsh online at ucdavisaggies.com.
CRUNCH NUMBERS HERE
Find out what is happening during every UC Davis men's basketball game through live stats. Links for every men's basketball game are available by clicking "Live Stats" on the team's schedule page at ucdavisaggies.com.
IT'S OK TO BE A FOLLOWER
UC Davis men's basketball fans can follow their favorite team, and all other Aggie intercollegiate athletics programs on Twitter at the handle @UCDavisAggies. In-game updates are also available on the department's secondary Twitter handle, @UCDavisInGame.
WATCH THE AGGIES COMPETE FROM YOUR FAVORITE SEAT
By accessing the link entitled "Live Stream Provided by BigWest.TV" on the sidebar of the men's basketball homepage on ucdavisaggies.com, fans can access a free video stream of every Big West Conference involving UC Davis this season. Nationally televised appearances, or games broadcasted by ESPN3, are the only exceptions. Links for all video streams, regardless of network affiliation, are also available on the weekly calendar of events at ucdavisaggies.com.
THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE
Throughout the Big West Conference's history, only four players have scored 300 or more field goals from three. By canning his three shots from three at UC Riverside, Ryan Sypkens became the league's newest leader in career three-point field goals made. Entering UC Davis' season final, the conference's list of leaders, in this category, now looks like this:
Ryan Sypkens (UC Davis, 2009-14) - 313 3FGM
Adam Jacobsen (Pacific, 1993-98) - 311
Mike Wozniak (Cal Poly, 1996-2000) - 308
Bobby Brown (Cal State Fullerton, 2003-07) - 307
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG-TIME PERFORMANCE
With postseason implications on the line, in a game broadcast by ESPN3, Brynton Lemar rose to the occasion for UC Davis in its game at UC Riverside (3/6). The freshman guard set a new career high, and led all Aggies, with 19 points on 8 of 16 shooting.
A NEW ROLE FOR LEMAR?
In that same game against the Highlanders, Lemar drained all three of his attempts from three to set a new career high. That single-game total equaled the amount of threes made throughout his first 23 games combined.
Now ranked No. 13 all-time, with 1,269 career points after passing Fowzi Abdelsamad (2000-05) and his career total of 1,235 by scoring eight for the Aggies at Hawai'i last weekend, Ryan Sypkens is 33 points shy of jumping past Dominic Calegari (2006-10). The former Aggie scored 1,271 points throughout his four-year tenure with the program.
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