The excitement was tangible Thursday night as students formed a line from the Pavilion to the cows, waiting for the basketball game that was to be broadcast on ESPN2.
Sadly, our team came out one point short in a heart-wrenching 77-76 battle. But Aggie Pride definitely won the game.
The game was sold out, with 5,670 fans packing the stands — an impressive turnout for a UC Davis basketball game. Not only was the game an exciting show of the talent of our basketball players, it was one of the best displays of Aggie Pride we’ve seen in a while.
Aggie Pack got the crowd pumped up while Band-uh! played. There was a Harlem Shake moment and Gunrock got down.
The men’s basketball team played hard and proved that UC Davis is a legitimate force in the Big West Conference.
It was heartening to see students supporting students who work hard, every day and all day. We hope that this display of school spirit is not a one-time thing and Aggie fans make it out to more basketball games in the future.