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LOS ANGELES –
Senior communication major Siler Schneider
scored 13 of his team-high 19 points in the second half of Friday's non-conference game at Gersten Pavilion, junior communication major Matt Neufeld
added another 10, on 4 of 6 shooting, and the Aggies scored another 17 points off 11 LMU turnovers, but a pair of scoring runs ended up being the difference in a game the Lions won by a 77-59 result.
Including Friday's game, UC Davis has now faced three of the West Coast Conference's top four teams throughout the non-conference portion of its schedule. Combined, those teams are 34-7 this year.
"They were the more aggressive team from the beginning, they attacked the ball, attacked the ball screens, and I thought they put us on our heels. Our offense was not going well … we had some really good looks in the first half, they just did not drop," said head coach Jim Les
UC Davis did hit all nine shots at the free throw line, but a 10-0 scoring run late in the half helped LMU build an 18-point lead at halftime.
By opening the second half with threes from Schneider, a jumper from Neufeld and a layup from senior communication major TJ Shorts II
brought that deficit down to 15 on multiple occasions, but Loyola Marymount would not let the Aggies pull any closer for the rest of the night.
Each team scored 36 points in the second half.
"In the second half, we made a little run because we were able to string together some stops and start scoring in transition. The good things that happened during that run all started with our defense," Les added.
Mattias Markusson led all scorers with 22 points, and was one of three Lions who finished in double figures. James Batemon chipped in another 14 points, Joe Quintana ended with another 11 by hitting three of his four baskets from three.
Pac-12 Networks subscribers can watch Sunday's nationally televised broadcast, or online stream of the Aggies' 6 p.m. game at USC. UC Davis basketball fans without a subscription can still follow the action by tuning to 1380 AM KTKZ, or accessing the station's TuneIn internet broadcast by searching the phrase "KTKZ."
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