Tigers' Fulton leads Pacific into Big West Championship game

11:55 PM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
Mar 15, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Pacific Tigers celebrate after the game against the Cal Poly Mustangs during the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament at the Honda Center. The Pacific Tigers defeated the Cal Poly Mustangs 55-53. Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
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ANAHEIM, CA - Travis Fulton grabbed on offensive rebound and scored with less than a second remaining, lifting Pacific to a 55-53 victory over Cal Poly on Friday night in the semifinals of the Big West tournament.  

The second-seeded Tigers (21-12) will face fourth-seeded UC Irvine in the championship game on Saturday.

Pacific tied the game at 53 on a pair of free throws from Lorenzo McCloud with 50 seconds left. After a missed 3-pointer by Cal Poly's Dylan Royer, the Tigers worked the clock for a last shot. McCloud's jumper from the right corner with just over 2 seconds left was off the mark but Fulton was there to grab the rebound and hit the game-winner from about five feet away.  

Tony Gill led Pacific with 20 points, hitting all four of his 3-point attempts and 7 of 8 shots overall. Fulton added 12 points.

Cal Poly (18-13) got 12 points from Chris Eversley, 11 from Chris O'Brien and 10 from Royer.





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