UC Davis downs UC Irvine 64-53 in Big West opener (Jan 04, 2018)
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) TJ Shorts II scored 22 points and Chima Moneke added 20 with 13 rebounds and UC Davis pulled away from UC Irvine for a 64-53 win in a Big West Conference opener Thursday night.
Moneke tied the game at 40-all with a layup, and that started UC Davis on a 16-3 run that lasted almost six minutes. Moneke added a 3, a jumper and a free throw during that span. UC Davis (10-5) led 31-30 at halftime. Siler Schneider scored 10 for the Aggies.
UC Irvine (5-12) shot 7 of 30 (23 percent) in the second half and finished 4 of 17 from beyond the 3-point arc. John Edgar's 3-pointer with 74 seconds remaining was the Anteaters' lone field goal in the last five minutes.
Eyassu Worku led the Anteaters with 19 points, on 7-of-12 shooting, and Max Hazzard scored 10. UC Irvine outrebounded UC Davis 42-31 but committed 22 turnovers that led to 19 Aggies points.