Shorts is big at the line as UC Davis downs UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) TJ Shorts II scored 23 points and made all 11 of his foul shots and UC Davis beat UC Riverside 84-71 on Saturday night.

Shorts' personal best at the foul line came against Lamar on Dec. 22, 2017 when he made all 13 of his free throws. The 5-foot-9 guard entered the game shooting 66.7 percent from the line. The Aggies set a school record, finishing 23 of 23 from the line.

UC Davis (6-14, 2-4 Big West) built a 9-0 lead and never trailed. The Highlanders (8-16, 2-6) didn't reach double-digits until Ryker Pierce's layup 8:50 before halftime made it 27-11. The Aggies led 38-22 at halftime when Dikymbe Martin buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Callum McRae made two free throws with 8:48 left to reduce the deficit to 55-47 but the Aggies never got closer.

Joe Mooney had 15 points, Stefan Gonzalez scored a career-high 14 and Matt Neufeld scored 10.

Jordan Gilliam led the Highlanders with 15 points, Martin added 13 and Menno Dijkstra 10.

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