DAVIS, Calif. -- Will Davis II scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and UC Irvine erased a 19-point halftime deficit to defeat UC Davis 88-85 on Saturday night.
The Aggies took a commanding 47-28 lead at halftime but a Michael Wilder three-point play with 2:35 to go gave UC Irvine (18-14, 11-7 Big West) a 76-74 lead, its first of the night, and never looked back.
UC Irvine claims the No. 4 seed in the Big West Conference tournament and will play fifth-seeded Hawaii on Thursday in Anaheim. UC Davis falls to the six seed and will play No. 3 Cal Poly.
The Anteaters have won six of their last seven games heading into the conference tournament.
Ben Bentil said that he will remain in the NBA draft and said he is "ready for the next chapter in my life."
Christian Kessee, Coppin State's leading scorer last season, has officially transferred to Memphis. The school announced the move Friday.
Peter Jok, who averaged 16.1 points a game for Iowa last season, has removed his name from the NBA draft and will return for his senior year.