Expect a group of angry Aggies when the Idaho men’s basketball team comes to town Saturday for a 2 p.m. tip-off at The Pavilion.
In a 73-67 loss to Sacramento State earlier in the week, UC Davis (3-4) couldn’t stop the Hornets down the stretch and had to foul, allowing its guests to hit 10-of-10 from the charity stripe in the waning moments of that game.
Even though the Aggies have played progressively better defense since their first three outings, UCD coach Jim Les promises even greater resolve in denying the basket.
The Vandals are in the middle of a stretch that sees them playing nine of 10 games on the road.
Idaho also stands at 3-4 on the year and has won all three previous meetings with the Aggies, including last year’s 73-66 win in Moscow on Dec. 1.
Led by Stephen Madison’s 17.3 points per game, the Vandals are coming off a 98-89 loss to Boise State.
UCD forward Josh Ritchart’s fast start has him averaging 18 points and six rebounds a game while guard Corey Hawkins (15.7 ppg and almost six boards night) is heating up after battling an early hand injury.
Meanwhile, the Aggie women are off to Cal Poly for the Holiday Beach Classic, which begins Friday.
UCD (1-3) hopes to build off a head-turning 95-61 victory over San Jose State earlier this week.
The Aggies meet San Francisco (4-3) Friday and then get Akron (3-2) on Saturday. Both games are at 5 p.m.
Juniors Sydnee Fipps (15.3) and Iowa State transfer Kelsey Harris (11) lead the locals in scoring.