RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Chima Moneke scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds and UC Davis rallied to beat UC Riverside 75-65 on Thursday night to win its third straight.
Siler Schneider scored 15 points, TJ Shorts II added 11 with four steals and five assists, and Michael Onyebalu scored 10 for the Aggies (11-5, 2-0 Big West Conference), who made 21 free throws and shot 48 percent from the floor.
Dikymbe Martin scored 19 points with three 3s and Alex Larsson scored 14 for the Highlanders (5-12, 0-3), who have lost five straight.
UC Davis rallied with an 11-4 run capped by Arell Hennings’ go-ahead free throw for a 49-48 lead. The lead flip-flopped until Onyebalu’s 3 with 4:57 left put the Aggies up 60-58. The Highlanders closed to 65-63 on Menno Dijkstra’s layup with 1:41 to go, but Shorts hit a 3, Schneider made a layup, and UC Riverside got no closer than five from there.
The Aggies scored eight straight and led 28-23 on Moneke’s dunk, but Larsson’s layup sparked a 13-2 run and the Highlanders led 36-30 at halftime.