STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Lafayette Dorsey scored a career-high 31 points, Roberto Gallinat added 16 points and Pacific rallied to beat former conference foe Long Beach State 74-68 on Monday night.
It was the first contest in the 95-game series since the 2012-13 season, when Pacific was a Big West member.
Edon Maxhuni’s 3-pointer gave LBSU a 15-point lead early in the second half, but the 49ers didn’t hit their next field goal until four-plus minutes later as Pacific went on a 13-0 run to cut it to 49-47. The Tigers took their first lead of the second half on Dorsey’s 3-point play with 8:54 remaining.
Dorsey grabbed an offensive rebound with 47 seconds left and made a shot in the lane for a 72-68 lead 30 seconds later. LBSU missed two free throws on its next possession and Anthony Townes sealed it with two foul shots.
Dorsey, who entered sixth in the nation with a 94.7 free-throw percentage, made all 10 of his free throws for Pacific (8-4).
Temidayo Yussuf had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Gonzaga transfer Bryan Alberts added 13 points for LBSU (3-9), which has losses against UCLA, Arizona State, Mississippi State, Oregon State and USC this season.