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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Women’s basketball preview

Teams: UC Davis at Cal Poly

Records: Aggies, 7-9 (3-2); Mustangs, 9-7 (2-3)

Where: Mott GymSan Luis Obispo, Calif.

When: Tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Who to watch: After scoring seven combined points in her three starts prior to UC Davismatchup with UC Irvine, freshman Samantha Meggison shot her way back into double digits Saturday, scoring 10 points against the Anteaters in 25 minutes of play.

The Orange, Calif. native shot 3-for-5 from the floor and grabbed five rebounds in the victory.

Did you know? One of the areas in which UC Davis has outperformed the rest of its Big West Conference competition this season is from the charity stripe.

Through five league games, the Aggies are shooting 85.2 percent from the line, good for first in the conference by a dramatic margin. UC Santa Barbara ranks second at 75.0 percent.

Preview: Expect showers on Saturday afternoon at Mott Gymfrom beyond the arc, that is.

UC Davis and Cal Poly are ranked first and second in three-point percentage in the Big West, respectively. The Aggies have made a conference-high 105 shots from downtown12 more than Pacific, the second-ranked team in that category.

Cal Poly is most recently off of a heartbreaking 55-45 loss at the hands of UCSB.

The Mustangs had a 29-17 advantage at halftime, but were outscored 38-16 in the second half while shooting 21 percent from the floor after the break.

Cal Poly is led offensively by sophomore Kristina Santiago, who averages 14.0 points per game. Senior Megan Harrison adds 12.1 points per contest.

Most recently, UC Davis is off of a 64-51 loss at undefeated UCSB. Lauren Juric scored a game-high 14 points and chipped in with four boards. Paige Mintun had a game-high 10 rebounds.


Max Rosenblum


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