DAVIS, Calif. —
The two-time defending Big West Conference champion UC Davis women's basketball team is scheduled to make a pair of appearances — with the possibility of a third — on ESPN3 during league play, as announced by ESPN and the Big West office.
The Aggies kick off the league's broadcast schedule with their Big West opener on Jan. 5 at UC Riverside at 2 p.m., in a rematch of last year's conference tournament semifinal clash at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. UC Davis will also be featured in its Jan. 24 road contest at CSUN, pitting last year's Big West tournament finalists against one another in Northridge with a 7 p.m. tip-off from The Matadome.
Another appearance has the Aggies taking on Long Beach State on Feb. 28 at the Walter Pyramid at 7 p.m., one of two possible "wild card" selections along with the Cal Poly-Cal State Fullerton men's contest that night. The decision on the game will be made closer to the date.
UC Davis last appeared in a regular season ESPN3 broadcast on Jan. 8, 2015, at CSUN — a 60-49 victory in Northridge.
ESPN3 will also broadcast all seven games of the Big West Tournament, with the first two rounds played at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif., on March 12-13, and the semifinals and championship game held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on March 15-16.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smart phones, tablets and connected streaming devices through the ESPN app. Access to live programming on the ESPN3 channel of WatchESPN.com is available at no additional cost to fans with subscriptions to participating high speed internet service providers. It is also available at no cost to U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.
UC Davis returns to action with its home opener on Sunday (Nov. 11), welcoming Pacific to The Pavilion for a 2 p.m. tip off. Fans who bring canned food, or a non-perishable food item, can purchase tickets for $5. To honor veterans, active service members, and first responders, UC Davis is also offering $5 tickets for Sunday's contest against Tigers. Visit the ticket page at UCDavisAggies.com and use the promo code AGGIESERVICE to take advantage of this opportunity.
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Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley. The No. 5-ranked public university in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education, and among the top 10 public universities nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report, UC Davis offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 academic majors across four colleges and six professional schools, ranking among the world and nation's best in numerous disciplines, including veterinary science, agriculture, and plant and animal programs.
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