UC Davis, Utah meet in NIT Round One matchup

March 12, 2018

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Game 33

No. 7 UC Davis Aggies (22-10)
No. 2 Utah Utes (19-11)

Wednesday, Match 14 - 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT
Jon M. Huntsman Center - (15,000) - Salt Lake City

Watch on ESPN3.com or WatchESPN.com
Access Video Stream on the WatchESPN app
Radio: KSAC 105.5 FM - Scott Marsh (PBP)
Audio - UC Davis' TuneIn Channel
TuneIn App - Search for UC Davis Sports Network

Live Stats
In-game Twitter Updates

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Game Notes

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DAVIS, Calif. - 
UC Davis will face Utah for the third time in program history, and the first time in postseason play, when the Aggies head to the Jon M. Huntsman Center Wednesday evening for their National Invitation Tournament Round One game. Tipoff will take place at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT.

A live stream of this matchup is available on ESPN3.com, WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app. Calling the action from Salt Lake City are Steve Quis (PBP) and Ben Braun (analyst).

Also providing live commentary that night on KSAC 105.5 FM's radio broadcast is Scott Marsh. An online stream of his call is also available on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn Radio app by searching for the UC Davis Sports Network.

Wednesday's game marks the third postseason appearance for the Aggies in the last four seasons, and the team's first appearance in the NIT since the 2015 season -- its first postseason game as a Division I program. Sandwiched between those appearances was last year's NCAA Tournament games at the First Four and Midwest Regional, the first in program history.

As part of the Saint Mary's quadrant, UC Davis enters this year's NIT as a No. 7 seed with No. 2 Utah hosting this contest as the higher seeded team. The winner of this game will face the winner of No. 4 LSU and No. 5 Louisiana.

For the third time in four years, the 2018 National Invitation Tournament will feature experimental rules:

1.) The three-point line will be extended to 22 feet 1.75 inches, the same distance used by FIBA for international competition
2.) The free throw lane will be widened from 12 feet to 16 feet, consistent with the width used by the NBA
3.) The games will be divided into four 10-minute quarters as opposed to two 20-minute halves. Teams will shoot two free throws beginning with the fifth foul of each quarter
4.) The shot clock will reset to 20 seconds after an offensive rebound instead of the full 30 seconds

Utah earned an at-large bid after finishing tied for third in the Pac-12 Conference with a 19-11 overall and 11-7 league record, UC Davis earned its NIT berth by winning the Big West's regular season title.

Series Record: UC Davis trails 2-0
Last UC Davis Win: N/A
Last Utah Win: 11/15/13 - A, 94-60
Series Streak: Utah +2

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