The UC Davis men’s basketball begins its season tonight with an exhibition game against Cal State East Bay. The game tips off at 7 p.m. in the ARC Pavilion.
The Aggies, who were 13-19 last season, are picked by the media to finish sixth in the Big West Conference. UC Davis’ returning starters Dominic Calegari, Mark Payne and Joe Harden will lead a young Aggie team that features five freshmen and two transfers in Eddie Miller (California) and Jelani Floyd (Brown).
Payne and Harden each received preseason All-Conference honors making the Aggies the only Big West squad to feature two players on the conference first team.
After UC Davis faces Cal State East Bay, it will head to Eugene, Oregon to compete in the Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Tournament from Nov. 13 to 15.
The Aggies’ home opener is Nov. 18 against UC Santa Cruz.
Aggie Digest is compiled by the California Aggie sports staff with briefs from the UC Davis athletics website, ucdavisaggies.com.