UC Davis pulls away from Utah Valley 83-69
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) Brynton Lemar hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points to help lead UC Davis to an 83-69 win over Utah Valley in its final non-conference tune-up on Saturday.
UC Davis opens Big West play Wednesday against UC Santa Barbara.
Lawrence Wright finished with 14 points and Chima Moneke and J.T. Adenrele each scored 12 for the Aggies (8-7). Moneke also had a game-high 12 rebounds.
The Aggies, who remain perfect at home (3-0), held Utah Valley to just 38.5 percent shooting and 8 of 23 from long range.
Jordan Poydras had 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting for Utah Valley (7-7), which has lost five of seven after a 5-2 start.
UC Davis began the second half on an 11-5 stretch to open a 16-point lead (50-34) with 16:16 left. An Isaac Neilson tip-in for Utah Valley cut it to 61-54, but UC Davis rallied for seven straight to put the game away.