Tuesday, March 14, 2017

UC Davis Aggie men will dance with NC Central on Wednesday in Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio -- The UC Davis men’s basketball team will face North Carolina Central in one of four play-in games to start the 2017 NCAA postseason. The Aggies (22-12) will play at 3:40 PDT Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. The game will be broadcast on TruTV.

The winner will be a No. 16 seed and will face the Midwest Region’s No. 1 seed, Kansas, on Friday in Tulsa.

“I think it’s special,” Aggie coach Jim Les said. “You always try, as ambassadors to the university, to shine a positive light on the excellence that is UC Davis. I don’t think there’s any brighter spotlight than to hear your name called on selection Sunday.”

NC Central (25-8) won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament by beating Norfolk Central, 67-58, in its tournament finale on Saturday.

Les said it doesn’t matter what seed the Aggies drew, they are ready to play some basketball.

“We are just happy to be there,” Les said. “We will go wherever we need to go. We’re excited about the challenge.”

UCD Athletic Director Kevin Blue said it’s great exposure for the entire campus.


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