SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Elijah Pepper scored 24 points as UC Davis beat UCSB 79-69 on Thursday.

Pepper added seven rebounds, six assists, and four steals for the Aggies (13-8, 8-2 Big West Conference). Ty Johnson shot 7 for 13 (2 for 5 from 3-point range) and 8 of 11 from the free throw line to add 24 points. Kane Milling finished 6 of 8 from the field to finish with 13 points.

The Gauchos (12-8, 5-5) were led in scoring by Ajay Mitchell, who finished with 25 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Yohan Traore added 20 points for UCSB. Josh Pierre-Louis also had nine points and three steals.

Both teams next play Saturday. UC Davis visits Cal Poly and UCSB plays CSU Bakersfield on the road.


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