UC Davis runs away from UC Riverside 66-43

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DAVIS, Calif. (AP)—Mark Payne scored 19 points to help UC Davis beat UC Riverside 66-43 on Sunday.

Dominic Calegari had 18 points, including five 3-pointers, for the Aggies (12-16, 7-7), who clinched a bid in the Big West tournament.

Kyle Austin had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Highlanders (12-16, 5-10), who did not have a player score in double digits.

Ryan Sypkens scored all 14 of his points, including four 3s, within a six-minute span of the second half, helping the Aggies take a 42-29 lead.

UC Davis extended its lead to 25 and made 9-of-14 3s in the second half.

After missing 12 of its first 13 shots and trailing 14-2, UC Riverside surged back to cut the lead 20-18 on a 3-pointer by Jalonni Diggs with 1:48 remaining before halftime.

The Aggies were outscored 19-11 in the last 9:50 of the first half but went into intermission up 25-21.

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 Top Performers
 UC Riverside
Kyle Austin Kyle Austin
3-14,  8 Pts
10 Rebs, 4 Assists
 UC Davis
Mark Payne Mark Payne
5-7,  19 Pts
4 Rebs, 5 Assists

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