Scores

Final

Pacific 65

(19-11, 10-6 Big West)

Long Beach St 60

(15-15, 10-6 Big West)

11:00 PM ET, March 13, 2009

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

1 2 T
PAC 29 3665
LBSU 26 3460

Top Performers

Pacific: C. Troyer 22 Pts, 2 Reb

Long Beach State: T. Robinson 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

Pacific 65, Long Beach St. 60

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Chad Troyer scored 22 points to lead Pacific to a 65-60 victory over Long Beach State in the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament Friday night.

Michael Kirby and Bryan LeDuc each added 13 points for the third-seeded Tigers (19-11), who won their fifth consecutive game and will play top-seeded Cal State Northridge in the final Saturday night.

T.J. Robinson had 21 points and six rebounds for the second-seeded 49ers (15-15). Donovan Morris added 13 points and Casper Ware had eight points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Pacific held a 59-52 lead with 1:15 to play but Robinson scored six points during an 8-2 surge that narrowed Long Beach's deficit to 61-60 with 15.7 seconds remaining.

LeDuc made two free throws with 7.5 seconds left then grabbed the rebound off Morris' attempted 3-point shot that hit the rim with three seconds left.

Pacific will play in the Big West final for the fourth time in six years.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PAC
LBSU
Points 65 60
FG Made-Attempted 19-39 (.487) 20-49 (.408)
3P Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 4-20 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 16-20 (.800) 16-22 (.727)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 0

2008-09 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 8, 2009 LBSU 74, @PAC 64Recap
Feb 7, 2009 @LBSU 81, PAC 80Recap
» Mar 13, 2009 PAC 65, @LBSU 60Recap