Aggies Return to Road to Face Titans, Highlanders

Aniya Baker is averaging 5.5 ppg and is third on the team with 29 steals. (Wayne Tilcock)
 
Aniya Baker is averaging 5.5 ppg and is third on the team with 29 steals. (Wayne Tilcock)
 

Jan. 23, 2013

Game 17: UC Davis (6-10, 1-4 Big West) at Cal State Fullerton (7-10, 3-2)
Thursday, Jan. 24 - 7 p.m.
Titan Gym - Fullerton, Calif.

Game 18: UC Davis at UC Riverside (9-7, 2-3)
Saturday, Jan. 26 - 2 p.m.
SRC Arena - Riverside, Calif.

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The Last Meeting
UC Davis57
Cal St Fullerton55
February 1, 2012
Fullerton, Calif.
UC Davis Edges Cal State Fullerton 57-55 in Thriller
Blair Shinoda hit the game-winning jumper with 15 seconds left and Hannah Stephens finished with 14 points to lead UC Davis to a thrilling 57-55 victory on Wednesday at Titan Gym in Fullerton. UC Davis improves to 14-7 overall and 6-3 in the Big West while Cal State Fullerton falls to 9-12 overall and 2-7 in league play.

The Last Meeting
UC Riverside46
UC Davis67
February 11, 2012
Davis, Calif.
Aggies Roll Past Highlanders 67-46
Blair Shinoda scored 10 points and dished out a career-high 8 assists as UC Davis cruised past UC Riverside 67-46 in a Big West Conference matchup on Saturday at The Pavilion in Davis.

OPENING TIPS
• UC Davis heads back out on the road to continue Big West Conference play, taking on Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside.
• The Aggies face the Titans on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Titan Gym, then play the Highlanders on Saturday at 2 p.m.
• On Saturday at The Pavilion, Hawai'i took its first lead of the game with 47 seconds left in the first half before going on to win 71-63.
• UC Davis has now dropped six of its last seven games. Sydnee Fipps led UC Davis offensively, scoring 26 points and grabbing a team-high five rebounds.
• Cal State Fullerton snapped a two-game win streak with its second loss of conference season, a 45-39 loss at the hands of Long Beach State.
• The Titans have won five of their last seven games and are 6-2 when playing at Titan Gym... Chante Miles is averaging 12.9 points per game while Kathleen Iwuoha is averaging 8.1 boards per game.
• UC Riverside has won two straight and are led by the Big West's leading scorer in Tre'Shonti Nottingham... Nottingham is averaging 19.7 points to lead three Highlanders in double figures.
• After the weekend, UC Davis returns home for four straight, its longest homestand of the year.

HEAD COACHES
Jennifer Gross begins her second season as head coach of the UC Davis women's basketball team after leading the Aggies to their third consecutive postseason appearance in 2011-12... In her first year at the helm of the program, the Aggies saw several milestones including Kasey Riecks' 1000th career point and Samantha Meggison and Hannah Stephens' selections to the All-Big West Conference team.

• Marcia Foster is in her fourth season with Cal State Fullerton, but has been a part of the Titan program for 10 years after serving as an assistant coach beginning in 2003... She has helped lead the Titans to 100 wins, more than the previous 12 seasons combined, and double-digit win totals in six of the last seven years.

• John Margaritis has led UC Riverside to the postseason in five of his eight years, including three NCAA Tournament appearances and two WNIT appearances... The Highlanders have won three Big West Tournament titles and one regular season title during his tenure... He was the 2007 Big West Coach of the Year.

MEDIA COVERAGE
• Both games will be broadcast on KDVS 90.3 FM with Greg Cotta and Brandon O'Shea on the call.
• An internet simulcast will also be available on ucdavisaggies.com via Game Central by Stretch Internet.
• A free live video stream will be available for via bigwest.tv or ucdavisaggies.com.
• Live stats will also be available via www.ucdavisaggies.com.
• Fans can track the action, including in-game updates, photos, video clips and more via Twitter by following @UCDavisAggies.

SCOUTING CAL STATE FULLERTON
• The Titans are 3-2 in Big West play after losing to Long Beach State 45-39 on Jan. 19... The loss snapped a two-game winning streak.
• Chante Miles is the Titans' leading scorer, averaging 12.9 points per game... She also leads the team in assists with 56 which ranks fourth in the Big West.
• Kathleen Iwuoha is averaging 8.1 rebounds per game which ranks fifth in the Big West.
• Cal State Fullerton is holding opponents to just 60.1 per game which is the third-lowest total in the Big West.
• The Titans are the No. 1 offensive rebounding team in the league with 18.8 o-boards per game.

ALL-TIME SERIES
• The UC Davis-Cal State Fullerton series is tied at 8-8.
• The Aggies and Titans have split the results over the last nine games.
• UC Davis is 5-3 overall when playing at Titan Gym

SCOUTING UC RIVERSIDE
• The Highlanders swept their weekend matchups against Long Beach State and UC Irvine for their first Big West wins of the year... They also snapped a three-game losing streak.
• Tre'Shonti Nottingham is averaging 19.7 points per game and ranks 22nd in all of Div. I while also being the Big West's leading scorer.
• Nottingham is also the No. 1 free throw shooter in the league with a .874 percentage and leads the league in steals, averaging 3.0 per game.
• Brittany Crain (13.7 ppg) and Dynese Adams (11.5 ppg) are also averaging double figures in scoring.
• Natasha Hadley is pulling in 6.4 rebounds per game.

ALL-TIME SERIES
• UC Davis holds a 26-19 series advantage with UC Davis winning the last three straight contests.
• The Aggies snapped a four-game losing streak to the Highlanders with a 44-39 win at the 2011 Big West Conference Tournament.

LAST TIME OUT
Sydnee Fipps lead all scorers with 26 points as UC Davis fell to a second-half rally from Hawai'i on Saturday at The Pavilion.
• Fipps was just two points shy of tying her career high in scoring, but went 12-of-14 from the free throw line to set a career mark.
• UC Davis led throughout the entire first half until Hawai'i hit a three with just 41 seconds left in halftime... The Aggies would not lead again.

HOME "SWEET" HOME
• UC Davis returned to The Pavilion for the first time since Dec. 28 after playing four straight and six-of-seven on the road.
• The Aggies took down league-leading Cal State Northridge on Thursday, but, with the Saturday loss to Hawai'i, are just 3-5 at The Pavilion.
• UC Davis returns to The Pavilion for four straight games, beginning on Jan. 30... It marks the longest homestand of the year for the Aggies and the longest since playing four straight at home during the 2008-09 season.

KEEPING UP WITH CORTNEY
• Senior Cortney French is the No. 3 three-point shooter in the Big West, averaging 2.4 treys per game.
• She has hit 33 treys this season, bringing her career total to 144 three pointers.
• This leaves French just 51 treys shy of setting a UC Davis record.
• Lori Hurlbut hit 194 shots from beyond the arc during her 1997-01 Aggie career.

COMING UP NEXT
• UC Davis returns to The Pavilion for four straight games, beginning with a Thursday contest against Long Beach State.
• The Aggies and the 49ers tip off at 7 p.m.