Ephraim Ekanem added 12 points for the Lumberjacks (1-2), who gave up the game's first five points but took the lead for good at 11-10 on Russell's 3-pointer. UC Davis (0-2) got the lead down to 81-80 with 1:24 to play, but Rogers and Russell each hit a pair of free throws for NAU.
Corey Hawkins, a transfer from Arizona State playing in his second game for UC Davis, led all scorers with 30 points. Ryan Sypkens scored 25 on 9-of-13 shooting and Ryan Howley had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.