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UC Davis holds off Warriors, 76-70

Lawrence White drained the go-ahead 3-pointer from the right wing with 1:38 remaining tonight to help visiting UC Davis hold off Hawai’i, 76-70, in Big West Conference men’s basketball action.

An estimated crowd of about 5,200 at the Stan Sheriff Center watched Chima Moneke score 26 points and grab 13 rebounds and Brynton Lemar add 18 points as the Aggies improved to 12-8 overall, 4-1 in the Big West. Noah Allen scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Gibson Johnson added 14 points for the Warriors, who fell to 8-10, 2-3.

After White’s 3-pointer, Lemar and Moneke combined on 2 of 4 free throws to put UC Davis up, 73-69, with 25,3 seconds left. Allen made one of two free throws with 15.5 seconds remaining to cut it to 73-70, but Lemar made three of four free throws down the stretch after two UH turnovers to seal the victory.

The Warriors led, 33-32, at halftime but the Aggies started the second half with a 9-0 run to lead, 41-35, three minutes in.

UH stayed close after that and eventually took the lead back at 69-68 on Brocke Stepteau’s layup drive down the middle of the lane.

But UC Davis answered with Lemar’s 3-pointer, giving the Aggies the lead for good.

More details, including video highlights and interviews, will be posted later.

Big West Conference
Saturday’s Results
at UC Riverside 65, UC Santa Barbara 55
Long Beach State 98, at Cal Poly 92
UC Irvine 105, at CSUN 73
UC Davis 76, at Hawai’i 70

Wednesday’s Games
CSUN at UC Santa Barbara
UC Riverside at Hawai’i, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday’s Games
Cal Poly at UC Irvine
Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State

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