FULLERTON, Calif. -- J.T. Adenrele scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, helping UC Davis hold on for a 71-68 victory at Cal State-Fullerton on Saturday night.
Adenrele was 10 of 14 from the floor. Corey Hawkins added 16 points, including two free throws in the closing seconds, for the Aggies (14-14, 9-7), who assured themselves no worse than the No. 6 seed in the Big West Conference tournament. UC Davis leads seventh-place Fullerton by three games with two to play.
Kwame Vaughn tied his season high with 29 points in his final home game for the Titans (14-15, 6-10), and the senior went over 1,000 points for his career. Alex Harris chipped in 15 points for Fullerton.
Vaughn's free throws put Fullerton ahead 66-65 with 3:08 left, but Adenrele's jumper gave Davis the lead back before Tyler Les and Hawkins made two free throws apiece to seal the victory.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.