DAVIS, Calif. - Stefan Jankovic scored a career-high 21 points but the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Warrior basketball team couldn't fight off a second-half Aggie surge in a 74-67 loss to UC Davis on Saturday night at The Pavilion.
Garrett Nevels added 19 points for the 'Bows (18-11, 6-7 BWC) including a three-pointer to put his team in front 51-41 three minutes into the second half. Nevels was hot from beyond the arc, nailing four of his six three-point attempts.
Tyler Les was the difference maker for the Aggies, who's lone conference loss remains a 78-72 defeat to Hawai'i at the Stan Sheriff Center. Les scored 28 points, hitting 9-13 all from three-point land. Avery Johnson added 14 points, two blocks, and two steals.
The 'Bows erased a 13-point deficit in the first half, going on a 21-6 run over the final 7:27 to take a two-point lead heading to the break. The momentum continued into the second half with an early 8-0 run to give the 'Bows their largest lead of the game of 10 points.
UCD (21-4, 11-1 BWC) rallied to tie the game but a Nevels three-pointer gave the 'Bows back the lead with under 10 minutes to play. UH shooting went cold down the stretch as a 14-0 Aggie run near the finish line doomed the 'Bows.