UC Davis surprises Cal Poly in men's basketball

sports@thetribunenews.comJanuary 10, 2013 

Corey Hawkins came off the bench for UC Davis’ men’s basketball team Thursday and hit a buzzer-beating jumper to hand Cal Poly its first Big West Conference loss of the season, 69-67. 

Hawkins finished with 15 points and eight rebounds.

The Mustangs (7-7, 3-1) shot just 39 percent from the field, including 26 percent on 3-pointers. Dylan Royer had a career-high 19 points and made 4-of-7 3-pointers. Chris Eversley had 18 points and five rebounds. Jamal Johnson had eight points, five rebound and a team-high four assists. Zach Gordon recorded three steals in only six minutes of play.

Cal Poly squandered a 12-point first half lead. The Aggies (5-9, 1-2) went on an 11-1 run to begin the second half after the Mustangs led 37-31 at the break.

J.T. Adenrele had a game-high 20 points,  made all eight of his field-goal attempts and had six rebounds for UC Davis. Ryan Sypkens had 15 points, five rebounds, and three assists, as UC Davis shot 61 percent from the field. 

Cal Poly forced 17 turnovers and only committed six turnovers, but was outrebounded 30-22. 

The Mustangs’ next game is Saturday at 7 p.m. at Pacific.

Big West games All games

W L    W L   

Cal Poly 3 1 7 7

Hawaii 3 1 9 6

Long Beach 3 1 7 8

CS Fullerton 2 1 9 6

UC Irvine 2 2 8 9

Pacific 2 1 8 7

UC Riverside 1 2 4 11

UC Davis 1 2 5 9

UCSB 1 3 5 10

CS Northridge 0 4 9 7

Wednesday’s Games

Long Beach 78, Cal State Northridge 69; Cal State Fullerton 74, CSU Bakersfield 62; UC Irvine 68, Hawaii 64.

Thursday’s Games

UC Davis 69, Cal Poly 67; Pacific 80, UC Santa Barbara 62.

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