Review Category : Sports

Sans Payne, Aggies earn runner-up finish in Alabama

Gary Stewart knows his team is the youngest in the Big West Conference.

The way the sixth-year UC Davis men's basketball head coach sees it, though, that doesn't mean it can't be among the most experienced.

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Aggies fend off Dons in home opener

The Aggies' mindset this season has been to spread the wealth.

UC Davis did exactly that Tuesday night in its home opener against San Francisco, using a balanced offensive attack to beat the Dons at the Pavilion, 56-49.

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Men’s soccer season comes to a close

It took a 2,200-mile road trip and a strong dose of inclement weather, but the book has been closed on the UC Davis men's soccer team's historic season.

Three days after winning its first-ever NCAA Division I Tournament game in a 4-0 drubbing of Denver at Aggie Soccer Stadium, UC Davis was knocked out of tournament contention by No. 12 Michigan on Tuesday, 2-1.

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Conley, Gregg end season at National Championships

The gun sounded at 9:08 a.m. Monday morning.

It signaled the start of the NCAA National Cross Country Championships in Terra Haute, Ind. and marked the first time that an Aggie duo - seniors Kim Conley and Kaitlin Gregg - had ever competed in the biggest meet in the country.

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Second-half rallies fall short again for UC Davis

Through five games this season, the UC Davis men's basketball team has proven that it can play winning basketball.

The only task left is to prove it for 40 minutes.

The Aggies dropped to 1-4 after a pair of single-digit losses, falling on the road to Arkansas before losing to Portland in its home opener.

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Men’s soccer preview

Teams: No. 17 UC Davis at No. 13 Michigan

Records: Aggies, 13-4-4; Wolverines, 12-5-3

Where: U-M Soccer Complex - Ann Arbor, Mich.

When: Today at 11 a.m.

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Aggies take third at WWPA Championships

There are some things you never forget.

The Aggies will always remember their perfect regular season in 2007 that ended with a loss to Loyola Marymount in the Western Water Polo Association championship game.

UC Davis was looking to avenge that loss this year, but came one goal short of getting there.

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Column: Bring on Michigan

Dwayne Shaffer couldn't help himself. In the final minutes of Saturday's contest at Aggie Soccer Stadium, the UC Davis men's soccer coach walked toward the student section, hopped on top of the closest chair he could find, grabbed a towel and waived it repeatedly to pump up an already rowdy crowd.

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Costly mistakes riddle Aggies to loss in season finale

UC Davis had a fitting conclusion to a season filled with frustration.

In a game that saw the Aggies defense make a goal line stand and Greg Denham have a career day, mistakes and missed opportunities proved to be insurmountable in a 28-20 loss to San Diego on Saturday at Toreros Stadium.

"It was a case of where we were our own worst enemy," head coach Bob Biggs said. "We had way too many penalties at critical times, a fumble in the red zone, an interception in the red zone. We just couldn't overcome our mistakes."

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Aggies blow out Pioneers in NCAA Tournament opener

Senior forward Quincy Amarikwa predicted it and Denver head coach Bobby Muss affirmed it.

Before UC Davis' opening round game of the NCAA Tournament against Denver, Amarikwa said he expected his team to dominate the Pioneers offensively, and to impose its will on them.

The Aggies did that and then some, knocking off Denver in a commanding 4-0 fashion before an overflow crowd of 1,344 at Aggie Soccer Stadium.

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Women’s basketball falls at Denver

For the second straight week, the UC Davis women's basketball team had to fly across a time zone to play a Friday night game.

This time, the outcome wasn't as favorable.

A week after defeating Southern Utah, UC Davis fell victim to a 15-1 scoring run by Denver over the final three and a half minutes of play to give the Pioneers their first victory of the season, 64-50.

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Women’s volleyball caps much improved 12-win season

In the last match of their season, the Aggies didn't have much of an answer for Pacific.

The Tigers packed quite a punch on Friday night as Gibson and Anderson slammed down 12 kills each en route to a three-set victory.

But at the end of the match, there was an obvious air of excitement and promise that seemed to fill the Pavilion.

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