Cal Poly 76, Pacific 60
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP)—Lorenzo Keeler scored 25 points to lead Cal Poly to a 76-60 victory over Pacific on Thursday night at Spanos Center.
Keeler had four 3-pointers as the Mustangs made 12 of 19 shots beyond the 3-point arc to end a seven-game losing streak and win their first Big West Conference game of the year.
Chaz Thomas and Titus Shelton each scored 13 points for Cal Poly and Shawn Lewis had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Mustangs (4-12, 1-5 Big West), who had lost their first five Big West games by an average of 16 points.
James Doran came off the bench to lead Pacific (10-7, 3-3) with 12 points. Bryan LeDuc also had 10 points off the bench as Pacific’s reserves outscored its starters 36-24.
Pacific, which trailed by 27 points in the first half, used a 10-0 run to close within 57-45 midway through the second half.
But Keeler answered with a 3-pointer to begin a 10-2 spurt by the Mustangs, whose lead never fell below 16 points the rest of the way.
Cal Poly made five consecutive 3-pointers during a 27-2 run that turned a two-point lead into a 42-15 advantage late in the first half.
The Mustangs shot 58 percent from the field and 73 percent from 3-point range in the first half to turn the game into an early runaway.
Pacific ended the first half on a 10-0 run and closed within 47-33 early in the second half, but Cal Poly answered with a 10-2 spurt to pull away again and never saw its lead fall below 12 points.
- Cal Poly 76, Pacific 60
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