UC Irvine vs Pacific

Pacific 70, UC Irvine 62


STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Sama Taku scored 15 points, Lorenzo McCloud chipped in with 14 and Pacific used a big first-half rally to put the Anteaters away early in a 70-62 win over UC Irvine on Thursday night.

Taku hit the first two shots for Pacific (18-12, 12-5 Big West) and the Tigers went on a 15-3 run in the first 5 minutes of play and led 39-19 at halftime.

UC Irvine (17-14, 10-7) refused to go away however and Alex Young sparked a 30-15 rally by the Anteaters to begin the second half including a 3-pointer to cut Pacific's lead to three, 54-51, with 4:47 to play.

The Tigers went 7 for 8 from the free throw line over the final 1:25 and held on for the win.

Young finished the night with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Will Davis II had 12 points, grabbed six rebounds and had three blocks.

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UC Irvine Anteaters
M. Wilder, F272-73-45358
W. Davis II, C356-120-160312
A. Young, G346-150-073113
D. Starring, G313-102-26328
C. McNealy, G242-72-25056
T. Souza221-40-01023
D. Flowers140-22-21222
J. Ryan102-24-43118
C. Clifford31-10-00022
Totals 23-6013-1536122362
Pacific Tigers
T. Fulton, F353-62-23418
K. Kelley, C151-70-03132
L. McCloud, G332-89-1043014
C. Beatty, G293-50-26317
S. Taku, G295-114-642115
T. Gill244-81-472310
R. De Souza172-42-22037
T. Harris111-30-05012
R. Rivera71-13-41015
Totals 22-5321-3037151470
Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Davis2-111-661
UC Irvine2-27-13177
Cal Poly1-26-11243
CSNorthridge 0-33-14351
UC Riverside0-45-13275

West Coast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Marys6-017-241
San Diego4-213-5119
Santa Clara3-36-12300
San Fran.2-410-9156
Other games
WISC 43 Final
ORE 53 Final