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NCAA Touranment: Kansas Jayhawks Basketball vs UC Davis Aggies Preview

NCAA Touranment: Kansas Jayhawks Basketball vs UC Davis Aggies Preview

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.

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.

Materials distributed in the press room for the Aggies' First Four appearance did not include a typical basketball release, but instead a flyer boasting UC-Davis as No. 1 in the world in veterinary medicine, and plant and animal sciences.

Although a No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, Kansas coach Bill Self can see how it will be a challenge to stay out of tournament lore for such a blemish.

The first half of night two in the NCAA Tournament did not disappoint as another First Four game came down to wire in Dayton, Ohio.

Although Adenrele lost two college seasons to a pair of knee injuries, he was granted a sixth year of eligibility and returned this year to help the Aggies reach the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles stormed back with a 16-3 run and led 34-31 at halftime, thanks in part to nine UC Davis turnovers.

"It's going to happen eventually, that's how I look at it", Moneke said of the daunting task ahead. "Tough loss, tough way to end the year, but we're excited to be back in the same position, and we're ready to play". "And I'm just trying to be leader and lead our younger guys, especially our freshmen". "We got some really good practice in". That year, the Aggies went 5-26 and won just three conference games.


As for the Aggies, they seem ready to dance with the Jayhawks. And we're just going to continue to fight, to keep this story going. The Jayhawks own 14 Final Four appearances and three national championships in their storied history. He led Bradley to the Sweet 16 in 2006.

"Being freshmen, previous year we didn't know what to expect coming into the game".

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

"I told the guys at the beginning of the season: Your season is going to come down to one possession", Moton said. I think our guys have heard enough and I think it's water off their back in a lot of ways, as far as a distraction goes. In Landen (Lucas, senior forward) we've got a really good glue guy, a guy who does a lot of things that really don't show in the stat book. They allow 68.7 points on.422 opponents shooting. We got to practice and I found out we weren't even playing today. The coach offered him a scholarship to play for his Division I program, which is in the NCAA's top tier.

One in 204 Californians is a UC-Davis alum, according to the flyer. "A lot of people have been coming out of nowhere and congratulating me and sending me friend requests on Facebook and stuff like this". "I think we're focused". So I've got to navigate that.

"We have a chip on our shoulder, individually and collectively, " said senior guard Darius Graham. I'd love to be able to get (Former Oklahoma State) Coach (Eddie) Sutton to the game, if that's possible, but I don't know if that's going to be possible.


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