NCAA Basketball

Moneke, Shorts lift Davis over Northridge 63-56

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) Chima Moneke and TJ Shorts II combined for 31 points, 25 in the second half, and UC Davis defeated CSU Northridge 63-56 on Thursday night for the Aggies' 18th-straight home win.

Siler Schneider added 14 points for Davis (13-7, 4-2 Big West Conference), which has won nine-straight over the Matadors (5-15, 2-3) and now lead the series 20-19.

Down 26-23 at the half after scoring the last seven points, the Aggies scored the first 11 of the second half, making 5 of their first 8 shots. Moneke's 3-point play 1 1/2 minutes in put Davis on top for good. The Matadors missed their first shot and then had five turnovers before the drought ended.

Moneke's layup had the lead at 51-40 with 7:57 to play before Northridge went on a 12-4 run. Michael Warren's 3-point play with 3:25 to go pulled the Matadors within 55-52.

Warren had the last nine points for CSUN but five straight misses allowed the Aggies to secure the win at the foul line. Warren finished with 20 points.

Updated January 26, 2018

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