Ryan Simpkins added 15 points and Ryan Howley seven points and 15 rebounds for the Aggies (1-2), who overcame a 33-24 halftime deficit.
A 22-3 run over a 7:45 second-half stretch gave UC Davis control. Tyler Les hit two 3-pointers during the surge, which was punctuated by a Hawkins shot from behind the arc that gave the Aggies a 50-38 lead with 10:50 remaining.
Sacramento State, which went scoreless for 4:15 as UC Davis rallied, did not get closer than five points the rest of the way.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
Tim Legler and Brad Daugherty analyze Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the top two picks in the NBA draft, and agree that Simmons will have a more immediate impact.
Dickie V likes the idea of Oklahoma star Buddy Hield teaming up with Anthony Davis in New Orleans. What did he think of other teams' selections?