MALIBU, Calif. -- Roberto Gallinat drained a 3-pointer to give Pacific the lead for good with just over a minute remaining as the Tigers held off Pepperdine for a 73-72 win on Saturday night.
Pacific (14-17, 4-12 West Coast Conference) made seven free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Pacific had a 32-28 lead at the break and led throughout until Colbey Ross drained a 3 for to give Pepperdine a 50-47 lead with 7:54 remaining. The Waves led going into the final minutes until Gillinat hit his last trey with 1:16 remaining.
Ross finished draining 6 of 9 from distance for a career-best 36 points for Pepperdine (13-17, 6-10).
Pacific and Pepperdine will meet again on Thursday in the first round of the conference tourney.
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