Ags return to Golden 1 Center for another rivalry game

Nov. 20, 2017


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The Last Meeting
UC Davis81
Sacramento State72
November 21, 2016
Sacramento, Calif. (Golden 1 Center)
Lemar's 23 leads to 81-72 win in Golden 1's college debut
Brynton Lemar scored a career-high 23 points, Chima Moneke posted 15 points and had 13 rebounds, and Darius Graham banked a buzzer-beating three-pointer just before halftime to give UC Davis a lead it wouldn't relinquish, as the Aggies downed rival Sacramento State, 81-72, in the first-ever college basketball game at new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Monday evening.

Game 4

UC Davis Aggies (2-1)
Sacramento State Hornets (1-2)

Tuesday, Nov. 21 - 7 p.m.
Golden 1 Center (17,608) - Sacramento, Calif.

Golden 1 Center Directions and Parking

Radio: KSAC 105.5 FM - Scott Marsh (PBP)
Audio - UC Davis' TuneIn Channel
Live Stats
In-game Twitter Updates


Game Notes

Gameday Central

DAVIS, Calif. - After a busy first week of the season, which included three road games in six days with stops in Colorado and Utah, UC Davis will not travel far for its next game, which will take place inside the Golden 1 Center. As was the case last season, the the state-of-the-art downtown home of the Sacramento Kings will host this year’s Causeway matchup between the Aggies and Sacramento State.

Tipoff on Tuesday will take place at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at or the Golden 1 Center's box office. The first five rows are reserved, remaining seats are general admission.

In last year’s rivalry game, UC Davis’ 11-3 run, which took place early in the second half, helped it record a historic result as the winners of the G1C’s first-ever college basketball contest. The Aggies would enjoy nothing more than record a similar result this season against a Sacramento State —  squad that will enter this matchup with a 1-2 record. 

After falling 72-61 at Colorado State, in its season opener, the Hornets topped Notre Dame De Namur, 74-53, before dropping its last game, a 69-56 result at San Francisco.

Tuesday night’s non-conference contest will feature three Aggie double-digit scorers in Chima Moneke, TJ Shorts II and Siler Schneider.

Moneke, last year’s Big West Newcomer of the Year and top Division I transfer in the nation, enters with league-high averages of 24 points and 10 rebounds per game. Shorts II, a junior transfer, averages 13.3 ppg and a team-high 3.3 apg; Schneider holds a 11.3 ppg clip and is shooting .577 overall and .571 from three this season.

A victory will give UC Davis its third straight against Sacramento State, and its fourth in the last six meetings.

Series Record: UC Davis trails 66-49
Last UC Davis Win: 11/21/16 - N, 81-72
Last Sacramento State Win: 11/24/15 - A, 84-79
Series Streak: UC Davis +2

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