They have won 18 straight for their longest streak since they also won 18 in a row from Dec. 2003-Feb. 2004.
Evanne Turner, Cierra Hall and Kayla Konrad each made a 3-pointer to open the third quarter and put No. 12 seed UC Davis up 34-33.
The Lady Bears scored their first points of the half on a layup by Sydney Wilson with about 7½ minutes left in the third. That started a 16-0 run by Missouri State that made it 49-34 entering the fourth.
The Aggies couldn’t do anything right after their hot start to the quarter, missing seven shots and committing four turnovers as Missouri State built the lead.
Missouri State made a free throw early in the fourth quarter before UC Davis finally ended its scoring drought with a 3-pointer by Konrad with nine minutes remaining.
UC Davis (13-3) won the Big West regular season and tournament titles to make its third trip to the tournament and second in a row. The Aggies were led by Turner’s 16 points.
Missouri State had a 15-point lead midway through the second quarter before UC Davis discovered its offense. Hall made two 3-pointers to power an 11-0 run, but Missouri State scored the last four points of the quarter to take a 33-25 lead into halftime.