Scores

Final

Long Beach St 51

(18-12, 14-4 Big West)

Pacific 71

(19-12, 13-5 Big West)

    7:00 PM ET, March 9, 2013

    Spanos Center, Stockton, California

    1 2 T
    LBSU 22 2951
    PAC 31 4071

    Top Performers

    Long Beach State: J. Ennis 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Pacific: S. Taku 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Pacific 71, Long Beach St. 51

    Associated Press

    STOCKTON, Calif. -- Pacific made sure coach Bob Thomason's last home game after 25 years at the school was a memorable one, knocking off first-place Long Beach State 71-51 on Saturday.

    Taku Sama scored 14 points and Colin Beatty had 10 as the Tigers (19-12, 13-5) secured the No. 2 seed at next week's Big West Conference tournament in Anaheim. They will face seventh-seeded UC Santa Barbara on Thursday.

    Long Beach (18-12, 14-4), which had already locked up the top seed coming into the game, got 12 points from James Ennis and 11 from Deng Deng. The 49ers will meet eighth-seeded Cal State Fullerton on Thursday.

    Thomason is retiring at the end of this season after a quarter century at Pacific. The 63-year-old coach is 432-321 with the Tigers and is the Big West's career wins leader after passing Jerry Tarkanian in December. Overall, including a three-year stint at Division III Cal State Stanislaus, Thomason has a 484-344 coaching record.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LBSU
    PAC
    Points 51 71
    FG Made-Attempted 21-54 (.389) 24-54 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-16 (.063) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 27

    2012-13 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 29, 2012 @LBSU 67, PAC 63Recap
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