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Warriors rally past UC Davis, 74-66

JoVon McClanahan scored a career-high 23 points and Bernardo da Silva and Justus Jackson each added 12 points tonight to help Hawai’i rally past UC Davis, 74-66, in a tense Big West Conference men’s basketball opener for both teams.

An anxious and vocal crowd of 4,063 in SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center watched the Warriors overcome a five-point second-half deficit to improve to 10-3 overall. Christian Anigwe scored 21 points and Elijah Pepper added 16 points for the Aggies, who fell to 7-6.

UH led 25-23 after Jackson’s 3-pointer from the right wing at the halftime buzzer, but UC Davis went ahead, 37-32, on three free throws by Robby Beasley III seven minutes into the second half.

The Warriors then answered with a 12-5 run capped by McClanahan’s 3-pointer with 9:34 remaining, and they never trailed again after da Silva broke a 46-46 tie with two free throws at the eight-minute mark.

Photo courtesy www.brandonfloresphotography.com

The Warriors will play another Big West home game on Saturday, when they host Cal Poly. The game will have an earlier-than-usual start of 5:00 p.m. due to it being New Year’s Eve.

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

Thursday’s Results
UC Santa Barbara 66, at Cal State Fullerton 58
at UC Riverside 71, CSU Bakersfield 59
at Cal Poly 67, CSUN 57
UC San Diego 85, at Long Beach State 83 (OT)
at Hawai’i 74, UC Davis 66

Saturday’s Games
UC Irvine at CSU Bakersfield
UC Riverside at Long Beach State
CSUN at Cal State Fullerton
UC San Diego at UC Santa Barbara
Cal Poly at Hawai’i

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