PORTLAND, Ore. -- Josh Ritchart scored the last four points of the game, hitting a pair of free throws and a jumper as UC Davis fended off Southern Illinois Edwardsville 80-75 at the Portland State Tournament on Friday night.
Ritchart scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. He also scored the last five points of the first half, bringing UC Davis from eight points down to within two.
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The Aggies (2-2) took lead for good in a 9-6 flurry that included an Igor Nujic jumper, a layup from Avery Johnson, a 3-pointer and two free throws by Corey Hawkins. Hawkins finished with 11 points.
Rozell Nunn led the Cougars (1-3) with 17 points. Michael Messer and Kris Davis added 11 each.
Ritchart, who hadn't scored more than 18 this season and 24 in his career, was 12-14 from the field, including all three 3-pointers, and 8 of 14 at the line.