DAVIS, Calif. -- Sama Taku scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists in Pacific's 74-64 win over UC Davis on Saturday night.
J.T. Adenrele cut Pacific's lead to two with a lay-up, making it 42-40 with 10:40 to go in the game but that was as close as it would get. The Tigers responded with a 15-6 run capped off by Rodrigo De Souza's 3-pointer with 5:06 remaining to take a 57-46 lead and never looked back.
Corey Hawkins was a perfect 8 for 8 from the line and had 19 points to lead UC Davis (4-9, 0-2). Adenrele had 14 points and seven rebounds and Josh Ritchart scored 10 for the Aggies, which had 18 turnovers.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.