SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Brynton Lemar scored 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting to lead UC Davis to a 63-58 win over Santa Clara on Saturday night.
In a close game where neither team led by more than single digits, UC Davis (1-1) edged on top for good during a 6-0 spurt midway through the second half that was capped by a pair of free throws from Lemar to make it 49-45 with 7:39 to play. J.T. Adenrele's bucket sparked the run, which also included a jumper from Mikey Henn.
Santa Clara (1-1) stayed close, cutting the gap to 55-53 on Henrik Jadersten's bucket with 2:54 left before UC Davis began padding the advantage primarily from the free-throw line the rest of the way.
Chima Moneke added 15 points for the Aggies, who hit 23 of 56 from the field.
Jadersten's 17 points led three Santa Clara players in double figures.