SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Corey Hawkins scored 20 points and UC Davis held UC Santa Barbara to a just 18.5 percent from 3-point range en route to a 64-56 victory on Thursday night.
Alan Williams had his 10th double-double of the season for UCSB (7-15, 3-8 Big West) with 15 points and 13 rebounds. UCSB dropped its fifth straight game.
UC Davis (9-12, 5-5) ended a nine-game losing streak against the Gauchos.
The Gauchos never had a lead in the game.
The Aggies used back-to-back 3-pointers by Tyler Les and Hawkins to take a 29-13 lead with 5:12 to play in the first half.
After Michael Bryson had a tip-in for UCSB to cut the lead to 48-37 with 9:31 left in the game, the Aggies used a long 3-pointer by Ryan Sypkens and a leaner by Hawkins to push the edge back to 53-37 with 6:35 to play.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.