ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -
made two free throws with 8.2 seconds left to lift eighth-seeded UC Davis to a 69-68 win over No. 5 seed UC Irvine in the
first round of the Big West Conference tournament Wednesday.
scored 20 points and
had 14 points for the Aggies (13-18), who made their first appearance in an NCAA Division I tournament. Payne added eight
rebounds and six assists.
UC Irvine (12-19) led 68-67 after
's driving layup with 36 seconds to play. UC Davis regained the lead on Payne's free throws, and
's off-balance jumper missed as time expired.
Hunter had 16 points and seven assists for the Anteaters.
added 15 points and seven rebounds.