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NCAA Game Summary - Pacific at UC Riverside



(Thursday, February 2nd)

Final Score: Pacific 60, UC Riverside 52

Riverside, CA (Sports Network) - Ross Rivera scored 19 points to lead the Pacific Tigers to a 60-52 victory over the UC Riverside Highlanders in Big West Conference action at the Student Recreation Center.

Lorenzo McCloud added 14 points for Pacific (8-13, 4-5 Big West). Markus Duran chipped in 11 points and Travis Fulton grabbed 10 rebounds.

Austin Quick paced the Highlanders (10-12, 4-5) with 17 points. Phil Martin contributed 12 points and seven rebounds as UC Riverside lost its fourth in a row

Pacific took a 26-22 advantage into the intermission despite shooting 32 percent from the field in the opening period. The Highlanders connected on 34.8 percent of their shots from the floor in first half.

The Tigers extended their lead in the second half by making 19-of-24 from the charity stripe after the break. UC Riverside shot 42.9 percent from the field and held a lead in the second half. Duran made a lay-up with 6:59 left to play to give Pacific a 47-45 lead which they would never surrender.

The Tigers committed just 10 turnovers and forced the home team into 22 turnovers which proved to be the difference.

02/03 01:49:13 ET