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Gauchos defense can’t slow down Pepper as UCSB drops league opener at UC Davis

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The Gauchos lose Big West opener 76-62 at UC Davis.

DAVIS, Calif. - Elijah Pepper scored 20 of his game-high 27 points in the first half to lead UC Davis past UCSB 76-62 as Big West Conference play began.

Yohan Traore scored a team-high 25 points for Santa Barbara but the Aggies held Gauchos star point guard Ajay Mitchell to 12 points.

UCSB had 16 turnovers to just 7 assists and were outrebounded by the Aggies 35-30.

The Gauchos allowed 39 first half points and trailed by 5 at the break.

UCSB is 7-4 overall and they play at UC Riverside on Saturday at 5 p.m.

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