UC Davis hangs on for first NCAA tourney win

  • UC Davis hangs on for first NCAA tourney win

UC Davis hangs on for first NCAA tourney win

The prize awaiting the victor of the game UC-Davis (22-12) plays at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday against North Carolina-Central (25-8) at UD Arena is an opportunity to meet top-seeded Kansas (28-4).That game is scheduled Friday in the Midwest Region at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"As you know, it's been a while for me since I've played in a game". The Jayhawks own 14 Final Four appearances and three national titles in their storied history. "We've got to pick up speed and keep building off what we did this year".

Their game against UC Davis tips off at 6:40 p.m. Our whole goal is to win as many games as we could. "We're a team full of underdogs by nature".

"He's always competitive to me", Self said. But I'll also add that I've got some really smart kids.

"We started the engine on the auto, and now the vehicle is moving, " said Nate Frye, who led New Orleans with 18 points.

Chima Moneke starred in the First Four with 18 points and 12 rebounds and the 6-6 forward's performance came to no surprise. We keyed in on a couple of things that we needed to improve on. "It took me a while to adjust, but I feel like I've adjusted quite well". White's defense has been a huge reason the Aggies are in control, making it hard for Eagles leading scorer Patrick Cole to find his touch.

Jackson is able to try to do those things thanks to the end of his one-game suspension, which was announced before the Big 12 tournament after it was revealed he was cited for backing into a auto on campus in February after not reporting the incident to police.

"It was a tough transition playing Division I basketball first because it's much faster, much stronger, faster pace and stronger people", Moneke said. At the time he did not inform coach Bill Self of the incident.

Elsewhere, Jackson was charged with one misdemeanor count of property damage in February after allegedly vandalizing a Kansas woman's basketball player's vehicle outside a Lawrence, Kansas bar in December. I think it's been positive.

"What I learned from it is we all make mistakes", Jackson said Thursday.

"When you're a smaller guy, you're naturally going to have a chip on your shoulder and you want to go out there and show the world the things you can do". I grew up a Michigan State fan watching him. They also face the largest handicap in the first round, way larger I'd accept in this situation. I do believe that there's money to be made on this matchup, as a lopsided score and an overwhelmed underdog who can score, paired with potentially half-interested smells like under.

"I think he's handled it great", Mason said. We tell him to focus on the things he can take care of and that's exactly what he does.

In a close game that saw the Aggies playing catch-up at the end of the first half, UC Davis quickly gained ground during the second and maintained the lead for the remainder of the game.

"And we're just proud of how far he came so far throughout his year, and we're just focused on today and we're not really anxious about anything off the court".

"I do think it's a little bit of a disadvantage not knowing who you're going to play the first game", Self said earlier in the week.

As for the Aggies, they seem ready to dance with the Jayhawks. "I have a lot of respect for Izzo". So I hope he can get here.