S. Utah 76, UC Davis 75

Ramell Taylor scored 19 points and Ray Jones Jr. collected 10

rebounds to lead Southern Utah to a 76-75 win over UC Davis in the

opener of the Basketball Travelers Classic at Viejas Arena on

Friday night.

Jackson Stevenett contributed 18 points for the

Thunderbirds.

Ryan Sypkens led UC Davis with 19 points and Josh Ritchart

scored 16, including a three-point shot with less than one second

remaining to pull the Aggies within one. UC Davis head coach Jim

Les made his debut for the Aggies after nine seasons at

Bradley.

The contest was the first official game of the season for both

teams, and the first overall in the three-day, four-team tournament

that also includes host San Diego State as well as Bryant.