Long Beach State vs Pacific

Pacific 71, Long Beach St. 51

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STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - 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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Long Beach State (18-12)222951
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Long Beach State 49ers
D. Jennings, F242-80-09034
T. Freeland, F152-32-23226
J. Ennis, G295-92-242112
M. Caffey, G263-100-06417
K. King, G211-32-20034
P. Pappageorge241-50-03022
D. Deng205-101-231311
N. Shepherd181-10-23112
K. Richardson120-10-01020
E. Garibay61-31-23003
K. Gulley50-10-00000
Totals 21-548-1235101851
 38.9%66.7% 
Pacific Tigers
T. Fulton, F313-80-05407
K. Kelley, C173-31-56107
S. Taku, G274-125-652114
C. Beatty, G264-71-141010
L. McCloud, G253-80-01648
T. Gill213-62-25129
R. De Souza140-22-21312
T. Harris121-23-31116
M. Duran102-20-01006
R. Rivera91-30-01032
A. Bock20-00-00000
S. Llewellyn20-10-00000
T. Thomas20-00-00000
J. Turner20-00-02010
Totals 24-5414-1933191371
 44.4%73.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
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UCSB12-421-9
LBSU10-615-17
Hawaii9-720-11
CSNorthridge 7-917-18
Cal Poly6-1014-20
CSFullerton6-1011-20
UC Riverside5-1110-21
UC Davis4-129-22

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Gonzaga15-329-7
BYU13-523-12
San Fran.13-521-12
St. Marys11-723-12
Pepperdine8-1015-16
San Diego7-1118-17
Portland7-1115-16
Pacific6-1218-16
Santa Clara6-1214-19
Loyola-Mary.4-1413-19
 
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