Pacific Upends Utah State 64-63

Feb. 13, 2005

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Christian Maraker's jump shot with 2.5 seconds remaining gave No. 24 Pacific a 64-63 victory over Utah State on Saturday night.

The Tigers (20-2, 14-0 Big West) rallied from a 58-52 deficit to win their 16th in a row, tying for the second-longest streak in Division I behind top-ranked Illinois. Mike Webb made two 3-pointers in the final minute and Maraker hit a 16-footer to win it.

The Aggies (18-6, 9-4) had chances to seal it, but David Pak missed two crucial free throws down the stretch. Utah State was only able to score on free throws in the last minute, and a critical turnover on an inbounds play proved costly.

Guillaume Yango scored 15 points to lead four Tigers in double figures. Maraker had 12, and Webb and David Doubley added 10 apiece.

Jaycee Carroll scored 19 points, and Spencer Nelson had 18 for Utah State.

Carroll scored Utah State's first nine points of the second half.

Pacific led most of the first half, with a five-point lead on three occasions. But Utah State put together a 10-0 run with five minutes remaining and went ahead 23-18. Nelson scored six points during the spurt, including a steal near halfcourt and a breakaway dunk.

Pacific also beat Utah State 73-66 in double overtime in Stockton, Calif., on Jan. 13.



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