Stefan Gonzalez  11-1 vs. Dominican
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UC Davis UCD 0-1
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
USF USF 46 30 76
UC Davis UCD 26 16 42

Game Recap: Men's Basketball |

Gonzalez, Goode, Neufeld lead the way in Aggies’ season opener

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DAVIS, Calif. – Junior communication major Stefan Gonzalez finished with a team-high eight points and eight rebounds in his UC Davis debut, junior communication major Matt Neufeld added eight points in his first game as an Aggie, and senior economics major Garrison Goode chipped in another eight points throughout Tuesday's season opener that took place inside the Pavilion.
Behind its blistering .615 shooting clip through the first 16 minutes of the game, combined with an 18-2 run in the second half, San Francisco defeated UC Davis, 76-42, to earn a rare road result for an Aggie opponent.
"They are really good and deserve a lot of credit," said UC Davis head coach Jim Les.
"Our response to the initial haymaker they threw was concerning. We are going to face adversity throughout the season, in certain games, and I didn't think we responded to that initial [scoring outburst]. Once it started going downhill, we could not stop them."
Down 20 at halftime, UC Davis opened the second half on a 7-2 run to pull within 15 points with 16-plus minutes of action still remaining. But the Dons' second-half run, combined with an uncharacteristic 18 turnovers committed by the Aggies, which led to 24 USF points, led to a rare result for the home team.
Entering Tuesday's game, UC Davis won 21 of its last 23 played inside the Pavilion.
Also competing in their first game as an Aggie were freshmen, Caleb Fuller, who finished with five points, four rebounds and two steals, Damion Squire, who recorded three points and two steals, and redshirt freshman psychology major Gio Nelson, who added two points and one rebound.
Charles Mindlend led USF in scoring with 16 points, Matt McCarthy led all Dons with eight rebounds.
UC Davis will return to action on Friday, Nov. 9, when it hosts San Diego, its second West Coast Conference opponent of the week, in a 7 p.m. non-conference matchup.
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