For the eighth straight season, the Loyola men’s basketball team is set to open its season at home.
Loyola is scheduled to face University of California, Davis (UC Davis) at Gentile Arena Nov. 5 at 7:05 p.m., according to public records obtained by The Phoenix through a Public Records Act request. Loyola is slated to pay UC Davis $75,000 to play the game, the records stated.
UC Davis, located in Davis, California, finished 11-20 overall and 7-9 in Big West Conference action last year. In their only previous matchup, the Aggies defeated the Ramblers 64-61 Nov. 23, 2011 in Davis
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ryan Sypkens scored 15 points including five 3-pointers as UC Davis beat Loyola Chicago in overtime on Saturday night.
Corey Hawkins scored and team-high 17 points going 6 of 14 from the field and hit 4 of 4 from the line with seven rebounds for the Aggies (3-2). Josh Ritchart had 9 points and led the team with nine rebounds. UC Davis hit 46 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line.
UC Davis trailed for much of the first period but came back on the momentum of two 3-pointers by Sypkens to a 30-22 halftime lead. The Aggies took back the lead with 5:50 left in regulation on a pair of Devon Turk free throws. Sypkens hit another 3-pointer in the final seconds to put the game into overtime.
Sypkens and Hawkins would both hit timely 3-pointers in overtime to give the win to UC Davis.