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Pacific 95, UC Riverside 58

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Christian Maraker and Johnny Gray each
scored 14 points to lead Pacific to a 95-58 win Saturday over UC
Riverside, the Tigers' seventh straight victory.

Pacific (18-6, 8-2 Big West) avenged a loss to the Highlanders
(3-18, 3-7) in its conference opener.

The Tigers' 37-point margin of victory was their largest since
an 82-37 win over Savannah State in November, and it was
Riverside's worst defeat of the season.

Riverside was led by Rickey Porter with 13 points, and Larry
Cunningham scored 11.

The Tigers shot 61.7 percent from the field and 46.7 percent on
3-pointers, both well above their season averages.

Mike Webb and Anthony Esparza each scored 13 points for the
Tigers, and Anthony Brown and Steffan Johnson added 10 points
apiece.

Pacific led 46-30 at halftime, then started the second half with
an 11-2 run.

The Tigers pushed their lead to 65-40 with 12:05 to play after
scoring three-point plays on consecutive possessions in the span of
16 seconds.

Riverside committed 21 turnovers, leading to 32 Pacific points.