Thursday, April 17, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

UCD men hold off Fullerton

UCD's Ryan Howley drives the baseline during a recent home game. The Aggies went on the road Saturday to beat CS Fullerton, 71-68. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

FULLERTON — In the first half, it was J.T. Adenrele, who had a double-double by intermission on his way to a career night. In the second half, it was momentum-shifting defensive plays from Josh Ritchart and clutch free-throw shooting by Tyler Les and Corey Hawkins.

For the UC Davis men’s basketball team, it all added up to a 71-68 road win at Cal State Fullerton, spoiling the Titans’ Senior Night.

The victory helped the Aggies (14-14, 9-7 Big West Conference) set two new program highs. With nine league wins and six road victories to its credit, this year’s squad is now responsible for recording the most Division I wins in each category in the program’s history.

UCD now enters Thursday’s nationally televised home game against Long Beach State with 14 overall wins and an opportunity to set another program high — most D-I wins in a season. The Aggies tied the mark with Saturday’s victory.

In the win, Adenrele scored a team-high 22 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds.

Entering the locker room at the break with 13 points and 10 rebounds, the sophomore also was one of several Aggies who stepped up to make key plays in the final moments of the game.

Ritchart was another. In addition to earning his second block of the night on a 3-point attempt by Fullerton’s Chris Collins with the game tied at 64-64, the junior swingman grabbed one of UCD’s 13 offensive rebounds on a play moments later — one that eventually led to his free throw giving UCD a one-point lead with 3:35 remaining.

But it was a play made in the final seconds by Ritchart that ultimately helped the Aggies earn a split of its season series with the (Titans 14-15, 6-10).

With his team leading by one point, and 7.1 seconds left, Ritchart took one step outside the lower left-hand block and stood tall to draw a charge against Fullerton’s Jared Brandon.

Not only did that heads-up play force the Titans to commit their 12th turnover, but it also negated Brandon’s layup that otherwise would have given his team the lead.

Now forced to foul, Fullerton sent Les and Hawkins to the line on consecutive possessions and both calmly stepped to the stripe and drained both of their attempts.

Next up for the Aggies is a home game against Long Beach State, which will be broadcast on ESPN2. The 8 p.m. contest will be the first-ever UCD home game broadcast nationally.

Enterprise staff

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    Davis wins USA Today Best Cycling Town honor

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

     
    Benefit set to help local bike legend

    By Adrian Glass-Moore | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Jury deliberates murder, elder-abuse charges

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

     
    State’s health care sign-ups beat projections

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2, 1 Comment

    For the record

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

     
    California residents divided on drought solution

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A2

     
    For the record

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A2

    Three killed in attack on Ukrainian base

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Downtown post office set to reopen

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B3

    Run or walk to prevent child abuse in Yolo County

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Nominations sought for charity paint giveaway

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

     
    Scholar will discuss human trafficking in Friday talk

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Per Capita Davis: Now, for some good news

    By John Mott-Smith | From Page: A4

     
    Birch Lane hosts 50th anniversary party

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Hannah Stein reads poetry at gallery

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Davis Food Co-op to offer free bags on Earth Day

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Get in the picture with school board candidate

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    KDVS hosts on-air fundraiser April 21-27

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Tickets on sale for Pence Garden Tour

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Fundraiser planned for Allen’s campaign

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4, 3 Comments

    Food Co-op board plans open house

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Davis Downtown hosts candidate forum

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A4

    Learn more about Google Glass at talk

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Barbecue celebrates winter shelter program

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Sign of things to come

    By Fred Gladdis | From Page: A8

     
    Davis Soroptimists celebrate 60 years

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    .

    Forum

    Fancy meeting you here …

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

    Don’t miss a Trokanski dance

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Frank Bruni: The oldest hatred, forever young

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A6, 4 Comments

    Expert: Free parking is a myth

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

     
    Have they really learned?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    A great community effort

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 2 Comments

     
    Public Health Heroes honored

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    .

    Sports

    Landry evolves into UCD women’s lacrosse leader

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Huge inning propels Pleasant Grove past DHS

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Giants edge Dodgers

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Foster steps down as Lady Blue Devil basketball coach

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    River Cats’ streak reaches six wins

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Youth roundup: Martinez, Chan come up big at gymnastics regional

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Kings drop season finale to Suns

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

     
    Angels get past A’s in extras

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    Wineaux: Good deals off the beaten path

    By Susan Leonardi | From Page: A7

     
    Rockabilly phenom to play at The Palms

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

    HellaCappella showcases a cappella singing

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    ‘One’ singular sensation to open at DMTC

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

    25th annual state clay competition exhibit at The Artery

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Tapan Munroe

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Thursday, April 17, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6