STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Jahlil Tripp scored 21 points with 13 rebounds and Pacific held off a furious second-half rally by Coppin State for a 64-60 victory on Tuesday night.
The Tigers improved to 5-2 with their third straight win.
Pacific led 25-15 at intermission before the Eagles proceeded to outscore the Tigers 26-17 in an 11½-minute span and trailed 42-41 on Koby Thomas’ layup with 8:21 remaining. Dejuan Clayton’s layup for Coppin State reduced its deficit to 62-59 with 37 seconds to go. Thomas made 1 of 2 free throws with 14 second left, but Justin Moore sealed it when he threw down a dunk with 10 seconds left for the game’s final margin.
Justin Moore scored 16 points for Pacific and Amari McCray scored 10 with nine rebounds.
Clayton lead Coppin State (1-5) with 21 points and Thomas and Andrew Robinson each scored 10. The Eagles now have dropped three straight.
This story has been corrected to show that Pacific is in Stockton, California, not Forest Grove, Oregon.
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