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Moneke's 19 points lead UC Davis past Washington State 81-67

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) TJ Shorts II scored 20 points, Chima Moneke had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and UC Davis defeated Washington State 81-67 Saturday.

UC Davis (5-2) finished the first half on a 12-2 run for a 17-point lead. Moneke set the tone when he slid the baseline and slammed down a monster dunk.

Moneke had another dunk with 9:28 remaining in the second half extending the lead back to 17.

Shorts II sealed the game with a steal and an easy fast-break layup with one minute remaining in the game.

''Going forward, this is really just a booster for us, now it is on to the next one I believe Wednesday at home,'' Shorts said. ''So this is just going to be a great confidence booster for us and get ready for the next one.''

Siler Schneider added 12 points for UC Davis.

''When they lock in on the defensive end like that, they're awfully good,'' Aggie coach Jim Les said of his team. ''The other thing I thought we did is, we moved the ball really well on the offensive end, whether it was zone or man. We made them defend, which takes a little bit out of their ability to shoot the ball on the other end.''

Washington State (6-1), which returned home after winning the Wooden Legacy Tournament, went 1-for-7 from 3-point range in the first half, shooting only 35 percent from the field. The Cougars made several runs throughout the second half, trying to make one of their famous early-season comebacks, but fell short.

Robert Franks had 32 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars. Franks went 12 of 18 from the field with five 3-pointers. Flynn, who was the MVP in the California tournament, was cold early, but finished with 19 points and five assists. Flynn entered the game with only four turnovers and 28 assists on the season. Against the Aggies, Flynn committed five.

Freshman Milan Acquaah, who has been a spark at times during the season for the Cougars, had six assists and five turnovers.

''We are not going to go undefeated during the whole year, so we just gotta kind of bounce back and get going again,'' WSU coach Ernie Kent said.

BIG PICTURE

UC Davis: After playing six of its first seven games on the road, the Aggies head home for two games. Beating a undefeated Cougar team should give the Aggies confidence moving forward this season.

Washington State: After winning the Wooden Legacy Tournament, the Cougars lost their first game of the season.

UP NEXT

UC Davis: The Aggies travel home to play Pacific on Wednesday.

Washington State: The Cougars will face border-rival Idaho on Wednesday.

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Key Players
C. Moneke
M. Flynn
37.3 Min. Per Game 37.3
23.0 Pts. Per Game 23.0
6.0 Ast. Per Game 6.0
5.3 Reb. Per Game 5.3
50.5 Field Goal % 41.5
37.5 Three Point % 41.0
73.5 Free Throw % 85.7
  Bad pass turnover on Robert Franks 22.0
+ 1 Chima Moneke made 2nd of 2 free throws 30.0
+ 1 Chima Moneke made 1st of 2 free throws 30.0
  Personal foul on Milan Acquaah 30.0
  Defensive rebound by Michael Onyebalu 46.0
  Milan Acquaah missed 3-pt. jump shot 48.0
+ 2 TJ Shorts II made layup 57.0
  Lost ball turnover on Robert Franks, stolen by TJ Shorts II 1:02
  Defensive rebound by Robert Franks 1:09
  TJ Shorts II missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:09
+ 1 TJ Shorts II made 1st of 2 free throws 1:09
Team Stats
Points 81 67
Field Goals 30-55 (54.5%) 24-57 (42.1%)
3-Pointers 7-17 (41.2%) 12-34 (35.3%)
Free Throws 14-21 (66.7%) 7-10 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 37 29
Offensive 8 6
Defensive 29 21
Team 0 2
Assists 13 13
Steals 8 6
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 12 17
Fouls 15 17
Technicals 1 0
20 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
32 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo UC Davis 5-2 423981
home team logo Wash. State 6-1 254267
Team Stats
away team logo UC Davis 5-2 65.7 PPG 32.5 RPG 12.1 APG
home team logo Wash. State 6-1 74.8 PPG 36.2 RPG 14.9 APG
Key Players
0
T. Shorts II G 15.2 PPG 4.7 RPG 4.3 APG 49.7 FG%
3
R. Franks F 21.6 PPG 7.2 RPG 2.6 APG 49.3 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Shorts II G 20 PTS 5 REB 5 AST
R. Franks F 32 PTS 8 REB 1 AST
54.5 FG% 42.1
41.2 3PT FG% 35.3
66.7 FT% 70.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Shorts II 20 5 5 8/12 0/1 4/6 0 33 5 0 1 0 5
C. Moneke 19 11 1 6/10 0/0 7/8 3 34 1 2 3 3 8
S. Schneider 12 5 3 5/9 0/1 2/3 2 30 1 0 2 0 5
G. Goode 7 7 0 3/4 0/0 1/2 3 31 1 1 0 2 5
M. Onyebalu 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 2 16 0 0 3 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Shorts II 20 5 5 8/12 0/1 4/6 0 33 5 0 1 0 5
C. Moneke 19 11 1 6/10 0/0 7/8 3 34 1 2 3 3 8
S. Schneider 12 5 3 5/9 0/1 2/3 2 30 1 0 2 0 5
G. Goode 7 7 0 3/4 0/0 1/2 3 31 1 1 0 2 5
M. Onyebalu 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 2 16 0 0 3 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Printup 9 0 0 3/6 3/6 0/0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0
A. John 8 5 0 3/7 2/5 0/0 2 15 0 0 0 1 4
A. Hennings 6 1 0 2/3 2/2 0/0 1 9 0 0 2 1 0
D. Jackson 0 2 4 0/2 0/1 0/2 1 18 0 0 1 1 1
C. Russell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mooney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Nelson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Strom - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Underwood - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 81 37 13 30/55 7/17 14/21 15 200 8 3 12 8 29
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Franks 32 8 1 12/18 5/9 3/5 3 35 0 2 4 2 6
M. Flynn 19 0 5 6/14 5/11 2/2 3 37 2 0 5 0 0
D. Bernstine 6 7 0 3/5 0/0 0/1 2 22 2 0 0 1 6
M. Acquaah 3 2 6 1/7 1/5 0/0 4 25 1 0 5 0 2
V. Daniels 0 0 0 0/4 0/4 0/0 0 30 1 0 1 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Franks 32 8 1 12/18 5/9 3/5 3 35 0 2 4 2 6
M. Flynn 19 0 5 6/14 5/11 2/2 3 37 2 0 5 0 0
D. Bernstine 6 7 0 3/5 0/0 0/1 2 22 2 0 0 1 6
M. Acquaah 3 2 6 1/7 1/5 0/0 4 25 1 0 5 0 2
V. Daniels 0 0 0 0/4 0/4 0/0 0 30 1 0 1 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Hinson 3 2 0 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 11 0 0 1 1 1
J. Pollard 2 4 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 0 13 0 1 0 1 3
A. Chidom 2 3 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 3 11 0 0 0 1 2
K. Langston 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Shpreyregin 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
C. Skaggs 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 11 0 0 1 0 1
D. Cooper - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Ergas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Mickelson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 27 13 24/57 12/34 7/10 17 200 6 3 17 6 21