Buzzer-beater puts UC Davis in Big West title game


UC Davis will have a chance to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. It’s all thanks to a second chance effort from junior forward Chima Moneke.

In overtime in the Big West Tournament semifinals, Siler Schneider had his 3-point attempt altered by a Cal State Fullerton defender. Unfortunately, the rest of the Titans weren’t as alert, as Moneke scooped up the miss for the buzzer-beating putback, leading the Aggies to a 66-64 win.

Moneke had 19 points and 14 rebounds. Teammate Brynton Lemar led all scorers with 23. Tre Coggins had 22 in a losing effort.

UC Davis will go on to take on top-seeded UC Irvine. The two sides split the regular season series.