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Pacific holds off UC Riverside 70-68

Sunday - 3/3/2013, 12:20am  ET

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Lorenzo McCloud scored 15 points and Pacific held on to beat UC Riverside 70-68 Saturday.

Sama Taku scored 12, Travis Fulton 11 and Colin Beatty had 10 points for the Tigers (17-12, 11-5). McCloud also had six assists for Pacific, which stayed alive for a share of the Big West title with two games remaining. The Tigers trail Long Beach State by two games.

Chris Patton led the Highlanders (6-23, 3-13) with 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting. Robert Smith scored 16.

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