Pacific Pushes Past North Dakota At Global Sports Challenge


The Pacific Tigers bounced back nicely from a loss to No. 14 Oregon to open the Global Sports Challenge, winning their final two games, including a 93-76 win over North Dakota at Eugene, Ore., on Sunday.

PACIFICGGSThe Tigers (6-1) trailed by three points at halftime, but outscored North Dakota 24-6 to open the second half, opening a 69-54 lead on a 3-pointer by Andrew Bock midway through the half.

North Dakota (2-4) made a run to get to within nine with 4:33 left on Alonzo Taylor’s layup, but Pacific responded with a game-closing 12-4 run.

Ross Rivera scored 19 points to lead Pacific, with Sama Taku adding 17. Tony Gill and Bock each scored 14 points, with Gill adding eight rebounds and Bock notching three assists, and T.J. Wallace had 10 points and three assists.

Troy Huff led North Dakota with 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and four steals. Jamal Webb had 16 points and two blocked shots and Aaron Anderson logged 11 points and three assists.

Pacific heads on the road Saturday to play Utah State (5-1) in Logan, Utah, for a 6:05 p.m. Pacific tip.

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