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

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