The NCAAs and Long Beach together? The rest of the Big West might be in trouble.
Baldheaded Boston College got the first NCAA thriller out of the way Thursday, a double-overtime 88-76 victory that derailed scrappy Pacific and the Maraker Express.
Christian Maraker had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Pacific clinched its third straight trip to the NCAA tournament with a 78-70 win over Long Beach State on Saturday night in the Big West Conference tournament championship game.
Pacific 68, Cal Poly 57
Pacific 75, Cal Poly 53
Pacific 64, UC Santa Barbara 36
Pacific 70, CS Northridge 66
Pacific 79, CS Northridge 51
New Mexico State 79, Pacific 69 (OT)
Pacific 95, UC Riverside 58
Pacific 87, Long Beach State 78
Pacific 64, Cal Poly 62
Pacific 67, UC Davis 56
UC Irvine 70, Pacific 61
Pacific 78, Long Beach State 72
Pacific 83, Cal State Fullerton 74