Women's Basketball Tips Off Four-Game Homestand

Cortney French is 47 treys shy of setting a UC Davis record. (Mark Honbo)
 
Cortney French is 47 treys shy of setting a UC Davis record. (Mark Honbo)
 

Jan. 30, 2013

Game 19: UC Davis (8-10, 3-4 Big West) vs. Long Beach State (11-8, 4-3 Big West)
Thursday, Jan. 31 - 7 p.m.
The Pavilion - Davis, Calif.

Game 20: UC Davis vs. UC Irvine (4-15, 0-7 Big West)
Saturday, Feb. 2 - 2 p.m.
The Pavilion - Davis, Calif.

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The Last Meeting
UC Davis55
Long Beach State67
February 16, 2012
Long Beach, Calif.
Meggison Hits Career-High in Loss to 49ers
Samantha Meggison scored a career-high 20 points to lead all scorers and grabbed eight rebounds, but a second-half rally from the UC Davis women's basketball team fell just short as Long Beach State claimed a 67-55 victory on Thursday at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach.

The Last Meeting
UC Irvine68
UC Davis59
February 9, 2012
Davis, Calif.
Meggison Shines in Loss to Anteaters
Samantha Meggison recorded her first career double-double, finishing with 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Aggie women's basketball team, but UC Irvine used a huge second-half rally to take a 68-59 Big West Conference win in Davis on Thursday.

OPENING TIPS
• UC Davis tips off a four-game homestand on Thursday, hosting Long Beach State at 7 p.m. at The Pavilion... The Aggies then take on UC Irvine on Saturday at 2 p.m.
• UC Davis swept its weekend competition, picking up victories over Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 24 and UC Riverside on Jan. 26.
• The Aggies' 44-point victory over the Titans was the largest margin of victory since a win by the same score over Western New Mexico during the 2001-02 season.
• UC Davis won its second straight, and has won three of its last four games, behind a game-high 23 points from Sydnee Fipps on Saturday at UC Riverside.
• Long Beach State has won two straight games, most recently topping UC Irvine 71-61 on Jan. 26.
• The 49ers are led by Alex Sanchez who is averaging 10.9 points per game... Devin Hudson is grabbing 7.7 rebounds per game.
• UC Irvine is in search of its first Big West victory and has not won since Dec. 28 at CSU Bakersfield.
• Camille Buckley is averaging 10.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game to lead the Anteaters... She ranks fifth in the Big West Conference in rebounding.

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.

• Jody Wynn is in her fourth season with Long Beach State and has led the 49ers to three straight Big West Tournaments... Last season Long Beach State became the first team in Big West history to defeat the top two seeds en route to its first championship appearance in 11 years.

• Doug Oliver was named the head women's basketball coach in May 2012 after serving as an assistant coach with the team during the previous season... Oliver has nearly 40 years of coaching experience, including 14 years as the top assistant with the Stanford men's program.

MEDIA COVERAGE
• Both games will be broadcast on KDVS 90.3 FM with Ben Taylor and Greg Cotta 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 LONG BEACH STATE
• Long Beach State has won two straight games for a 4-3 Big West record and an 11-8 overall record.
• Alex Sanchez is averaging 10.9 points per game with a .423 shooting percentage... She is also tied with Chantel Dooley for the team lead in steals with 33.
• Devin Hudson's 7.7 rebounds per game ranks sixth in the Big West... The sophomore is averaging 3.9 offensive boards per game, the most in the Big West.
• Mary Ochiltree is the lone senior for the 49ers and leads the team in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc.
• The 49ers are 10-3 when playing at The Pyramid in Long Beach, but own just a 1-5 road record.

ALL-TIME SERIES
• Long Beach State holds a slim 10-9 series advantage over UC Davis.
• The Aggies and 49ers have split their meetings over the last two seasons.

SCOUTING UC IRVINE
• UC Irvine is in search of its first Big West victory with an 0-7 conference record... The Anteaters face Pacific on Thursday at the Spanos Center.
• The Anteaters last won on Dec. 28 at CSU Bakersfield, claiming a 66-52 win.
• Camille Buckley is averaging 10.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game... She ranks fifth in the Big West in rebounds.
• Jennifer Tsurumoto has dished out a team-high 47 assists and also leads the team in steals with 20.

ALL-TIME SERIES
• UC Irvine swept UC Davis in 2011-12 for its first wins since the 2005-06 season.
• Prior to the 60-54 loss in Irvine, UC Davis had won 12 straight games and had never lost at the Bren Events Center.

LAST TIME OUT
• UC Davis had its first weekend sweep of the season with wins at Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside.
• Against the Titans, UC Davis won 88-44, marking its greatest margin of victory since 2001.
Sydnee Fipps led UC Davis against UC Riverside in a 61-49 win, scoring 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting.

FANTASTIC FIVE
• The Aggies' five freshmen accounted for 47 of UC Davis' 88 points in Thursday's win over Cal State Fullerton.
Aniya Baker and Alyson Doherty were the Aggies' leading scorers against the Titans with 16 points apiece... It was the first double-digit scoring effort of the year for Doherty.
Molly Greubel then turned in a double-digit scoring performance of her own on Saturday at UC Riverside with 10 points.
• All five freshmen have scored in double figures at least once during the 2012-13 season.

COMING UP NEXT
• UC Davis remains at The Pavilion for the second half of Big West Conference play.
• The Aggies host UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. before welcoming Cal Poly to The Pavilion on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.