UC Davis Explodes In Second Half To Beat Holy Names

Ryan Sypkens came off the bench to can seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points to lead the UC Davis Aggies to a home-opening 80-54 win Monday night over the Division II Holy Names Eagles at The Pavilion.

CALDAVISGGSSypkens was 7-for-10 from long range in the game, including 4-for-4 in the second half as the Aggies (1-1) pulled away from the Eagles.

UC Davis led just 32-27 at intermission, but shot 69.6 percent (16-for-23) in the second half while holding Holy Names to just 27.3 percent from the floor (9-for-33) after halftime.

Josh Ritchart had 16 points for the Aggies and Brynton Lemar had all 11 of his points in the second half. Avery Johnson and Iggy Nujic paced UC Davis with eight rebounds apiece and Darious Graham handed out six assists. Johnson also had three steals.

Tyler Fry was the only Eagle in double figures with 27 points, including 15 of the 27 second-half points scored by Oakland-based Holy Names. Terrance Swayne led the Eagles with seven rebounds and Fry nabbed five steals.

UC Davis returns to the road on Friday night, visiting Utah (1-0) for a 7 p.m. tipoff.

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