Scores

Final

Cal Poly 53

(9-18, 7-7 Big West)

Pacific 75

(22-7, 12-2 Big West)

    6:00 PM ET, March 4, 2006

    Spanos Center, Stockton, California

    1 2 T
    CP 23 3053
    PAC 42 3375

    Top Performers

    Cal Poly: C. Thomas 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Pacific: J. Gray 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Pacific 75, Cal Poly 53

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- Johnny Gray scored a game-high 19 points as Pacific won outright its third consecutive Big West Conference championship by dominating Cal Poly 75-53 on Saturday.

    Christian Maraker recorded his 15th double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (22-7, 12-2), who also got 14 points and eight rebounds from Michael White and 12 points from Mike Webb.

    Pacific won its fourth game in a row and 11th in 12 games.

    The Tigers will be the No. 1 seed in the Big West Tournament, which begins Wednesday at the Anaheim Convention Center. Pacific will be aiming for its third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, where the Tigers reached the round of 32 each of the past two years.

    Chaz Thomas led Cal Poly (9-18, 7-7) with 16 points and Derek Stockalper scored 11 for the Mustangs.

    The Tigers twice stretched their lead to 28 points midway through the second half, and coach Bob Thomason began emptying his bench with five minutes to play as nine of Pacific's 11 players scored.

    Pacific came out hot and remained that way throughout the first half. With Gray and Webb hitting from the perimeter, the Tigers pushed their lead to 21 points before settling for a 42-23 halftime advantage.

    Gray and Webb combined to make 10 of 13 shots -- including 5 of 8 from 3-point range -- as Pacific made 55 percent of its field-goal attempts in the first half. Gray had 15 points at the break and Webb had 10.

    Pacific began the second half with a 6-0 run and its lead never fell below 19 points the rest of the way.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CP
    PAC
    Points 53 75
    FG Made-Attempted 17-51 (.333) 29-59 (.492)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-24 (.333) 9-16 (.563)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 8-13 (.615)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 28

    2005-06 Season

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