The Seattle Redhawks went on an 18-2 run in the first half to pull away from the visiting UC Davis Aggies Monday night en route to a 77-53 victory at Key Arena.
Seattle (4-3) led 38-20 at the half and was able to cruise to the win.
UC Davis (3-6) tried to make it interesting, outscoring the Redhawks 9-2 in the first three minutes of the second half, but Seattle stepped on the gas and pulled away, pushing the lead to 20 for the first time with 5:59 remaining.
Cal State Fullerton transfer Isiah Umipig led the Redhawks with 30 points. He was 8-for-16 from the floor, 6-for-11 from 3-point range and 8-of-9 from the line. Shore Adenekan added 16 points and blocked five shots, Jack Crook scored 10 points, Clarence Trent had seven rebounds and D’Vonne Pickett Jr. handed out five assists.
Josh Ritchart had 14 points and six rebounds for the Aggies and Corey Hawkins scored 12 points and had three assists. Ryan Sypkens also grabbed six boards,
UC Davis shot 33.9 percent (19-for-56) from the floor, 25.9 percent from deep (7-for-27) and 66.7 percent from the free-throw stripe (8-for-12).
Seattle was 51.9 percent (27-for-52) on the night, 35 percent (7-for-20) from downtown and 64 percent at the line (16-for-25).
The Redhawks won the rebounding battle 36-32, although UC Davis had 10 offensive boards to six for Seattle, and the Aggies turned the ball over 16 times to just 10 for the Redhawks.
UC Davis played the second of four consecutive road games on Saturday night at Nevada (3-5), with a 7 p.m. tip.