Scores

Final

Pacific 78

(11-5, 2-1 Big West)

Long Beach St 72

(6-8, 1-2 Big West)

    10:35 PM ET, January 13, 2006

    Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California

    1 2 T
    PAC 39 3978
    LBSU 35 3772

    Top Performers

    Pacific: C. Maraker 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Long Beach State: K. Johnson 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Pacific 78, Long Beach State 72

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Christian Maraker and Johnny Gray each scored 20 points Friday, and Maraker had 10 rebounds, as Pacific defeated Long Beach State 78-72 in a Big West Conference basketball game.

    Gray scored 11 points down the stretch, including four free throws in the final 1:10 to lead a Tigers' comeback. Maraker recorded his ninth double-double of the season, as the Tigers outrebounded the 49ers 43-34.

    Aaron Nixon scored 17 points and Kejuan Johnson added 15 for the 49ers (6-8, 1-2).

    Pacific (11-5, 2-1) has now won four of five and defeated the 49ers five consecutive times dating to February 2003.

    It looked like that streak was about to end with the Tigers trailing 64-58 with 6:30 remaining, but then Pacific went on a 20-8 run.

    The Tigers had led 39-35 at halftime

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PAC
    LBSU
    Points 78 72
    FG Made-Attempted 30-63 (.476) 28-65 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 7-32 (.219)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 9-16 (.563)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 4

    2005-06 Season

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