DAVIS, Calif. – Senior D.J. Seeley finished with a game-high 32 points to lead three other teammates in double figures and visiting Cal State Fullerton rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit to outscore UC Davis, 95-88, in a Big West Conference clash on Thursday night at The Pavilion.
The win improved the Titans to 11-8 overall and 4-3 in league play, snapping a two-game losing streak in the process and improving to 8-1 this season when scoring 80 points or more. The Aggies fell to 7-11 overall and 3-4 in the Big West with the loss, snapping their two-game winning streak.
Reigning Big West Player of the Week, Corey Hawkins, shared team-high honors with 22 points for Davis along with teammate J.T. Adenrele while Ryan Sypkens (18) and Josh Ritchart (11) completed a group of four starters in double digits.
Fullerton trailed by as many eight points just four minutes into the second half after Davis
Paolo Mancasola converted a three-point play and Yeager matched him with a three-pointer of his own before Ryan Howley scored inside for a one-point Davis advantage. That would be the Aggies last lead of the ballgame as Vaughn converted a three-point play and Harris hit two from the line for a four-point Fullerton lead.
The Titans' advantage grew to as many as six points on another three-pointer by Harris with 6:24 to play and Fullerton hit 5-of-6 from the line in the final minute as Davis went cold (1-of-5) down the stretch and hit just 1-of-2 from the line after finishing 24-of-29 for the game.
Cal State Fullerton shot just under 55 percent from the field for the contest, including a 56 percent clip in the second half to rally, and outrebounded the Aggies, 32-27, for the contest. UC Davis shot just under 51 percent for the game.
The Titans return to the court on Saturday (Jan. 26) at 7 p.m. as they take on Pacific for the final time as members of the Big West Conference at the Spanos Center in Stockton. The Tigers, who defeated UC Riverside by a 63-58 count on Thursday, will join the West Coast Conference beginning with the 2013-14 season.