Josh Ritchart and Neal Monson contributed 10 points apiece for the Aggies (8-1), who shot 52.1 percent from the floor and hit 25 of 28 from the free throw line. Hawkins also had six rebounds and three assists.
Air Force (6-4) briefly took the lead with a bucket from Kamryn Williams that made it 53-52 with 8:08 to go. But UC Davis responded with the 16-2 run that included three straight buckets and a free throw from Fox, building a lead that wasn't challenged down the stretch.
UC Davis is one win away from posting its best start in the program's 104-year history.