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Pacific Rallies To Beat Cal State Northridge

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NORTHRIDGE (AP) – Sam Willard finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Jose Rivera added 18 points as Pacific defeated Cal State Northridge 74-64 Tuesday night.

Demetrece Young added 11 points for the Tigers (8-5, 1-0 Big West), who have won six of the last seven against the Matadors.

Lenny Daniel and Rashaun McLemore each scored 16 points to lead Northridge (3-9, 0-1), which has lost three in a row.

Pacific trailed 32-27 at halftime and by 10 in the second half before rallying. Down 43-33 with 15:39 to play, the Tigers surged ahead with 14 straight points — capped by Pat Eveland’s jumper with 12:22 remaining — and led the rest of the way.

After hitting just 10 field goals in the first half, Pacific shot 16 for 24 from the floor in the second.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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