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UC Davis Faces Utah In NIT First Round



2018 NIT Bracket

Big West regular season men's basketball champion UC Davis will travel to Salt Lake City to take on Utah in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday.

ESPN3 will carry the game from the Jon M. Huntsman Center between the seventh-seeded Aggies and the No. 2 seed Utes with a tip time of 6:00 p.m. (PT).

This is the second NIT appearance for UC Davis, which faced Stanford in the 2015 first round.

It is the third all-time meeting between the two programs.

UC Davis is 22-10 overall and reached the semifinals of the Big West Tournament before losing to eventual champion Cal State Fullerton.  The Aggies have won 20 games for the third time in four seasons.

The winner of this first round matchup in the Saint Mary's quadrant will face either No. 3 LSU or No. 6 Louisiana in second round action.