The cold-shooting UC Davis Aggies couldn’t keep pace with the Long Beach State 49ers Thursday night at the Pavilion, as the visitors went on a 25-6 run that bridged halftime en route to a 79-57 win.
The Aggies (8-18, 3-8 Big West Conference) trailed 24-21 before the 49ers (12-14, 8-4) closed the first half with an 11-4 spurt to go up 35-25. Long Beach State then ended the competitive phase of the game by opening the second half with a 14-2 run to take a 49-27 lead with 14:41 to play. The Aggies never got closer than 17 points the rest of the way, with the 49ers opening a 28-point lead, 66-38, with 7:52 remaining.
UC Davis shot just 37 percent on the night and was 3-for-22 from 3-point range while also nearly getting doubled up on the glass, 39-20.
A.J. Spencer scored 14 points to lead the 49ers. Mike Caffey added 13 points and six assists, Dan Jennings had 11 points and eight rebounds and Tyler Lamb also tossed in 11 points. David Samuels blocked three shots.
Long Beach State closed out a season sweep of the Aggies. The 49ers beat UC Davis in Long Beach on Jan. 11, 99-74.
Long Beach State was 31-for-56 (55.4 percent) overall, 10-for-18 (55.6 percent) from long distance and 7-for-10 (70 percent) at the foul line. UC Davis was 20-for-54, shot 13.6 percent from 3-point range and went 14-for-17 (82.4 percent) from the line.
The 49ers had 15 turnovers to just 10 for the Aggies.
UC Davis hits the road on Sunday night, visiting Hawaii at 9 p.m. Pacific. The Warriors won the first meeting between the teams in Davis on Jan. 23, 90-73.