RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- TJ Shorts II scored 23 points and made all 11 of his foul shots and UC Davis beat UC Riverside 84-71 on Saturday night.
Shorts' personal best at the foul line came against Lamar on Dec. 22, 2017 when he made all 13 of his free throws. The 5-foot-9 guard entered the game shooting 66.7 percent from the line. The Aggies set a school record, finishing 23 of 23 from the line.
UC Davis (6-14, 2-4 Big West) built a 9-0 lead and never trailed. The Highlanders (8-16, 2-6) didn't reach double-digits until Ryker Pierce's layup 8:50 before halftime made it 27-11. The Aggies led 38-22 at halftime when Dikymbe Martin buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Callum McRae made two free throws with 8:48 left to reduce the deficit to 55-47 but the Aggies never got closer.
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