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Associated Press, Published December 01 2013

Pacific puts together second-half run to defeat UND

EUGENE, Ore. – Ross Rivera scored 19 points and Sama Taku added 18 as Pacific put away North Dakota 93-76 in a Global Sports Challenge matchup Sunday night.

The Tigers (6-1) overcame a three-point halftime deficit and surged to a 69-54 lead capped off by an Andrew Bock 3-pointer. They held North Dakota to just six points in the opening 10 minutes of the second half.

North Dakota (2-4) closed within nine on an Alonzo Taylor layup at the 4-minute, 33-second mark, but Pacific answered with a 12-4 run to close the game.

Pacific shot 56.5 percent from the field and had five players score in double figures. Bock and Tony Gill each had 14 and T.J. Wallace contributed 10.

North Dakota shot 41.3 percent for the game and made just six of its 27 3-point attempts. They were led by Troy Huff with 21 points while Jamal Webb had 16.

NORTH DAKOTA (2-4) Nash 1-6 1-2 4, Calcaterra 1-1 2-2 4, Webb 6-9 3-3 16, Anderson 3-7 3-4 11, Huff 6-16 9-11 21, Benton 2-6 0-0 5, Salmonson 0-0 0-0 0, Hobaugh 0-0 0-0 0, Hooker 0-3 0-0 0, Antwi 2-5 0-0 5, Traylor 4-7 0-0 8, Stefan 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 26-63 18-22 76.

PACIFIC (6-1) Kelley 0-2 1-2 1, Harris 0-1 2-2 2, Gill 5-9 2-3 14, Taku 8-17 2-2 18, Bock 3-6 7-7 14, Rivera 7-12 2-2 19, Wallace 5-6 0-0 10, Thomas 3-4 1-4 7, Short 4-5 0-1 8, Peters 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Aguirre 0-0 0-0 0, Llewellyn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-62 17-23 93.

Halftime: North Dakota 48-45. 3-Point Goals: North Dakota 6-27 (Anderson 2-6, Webb 1-3, Benton 1-3, Antwi 1-3, Nash 1-4, Hooker 0-2, Stefan 0-2, Huff 0-4), Pacific 6-13 (Rivera 3-4, Gill 2-4, Bock 1-4, Harris 0-1). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: North Dakota 32 (Huff 8), Pacific 34 (Gill 8). Assists: North Dakota 11 (Anderson, Huff 3), Pacific 12 (Bock, Wallace 3). Total Fouls: North Dakota 21, Pacific 18. A: NA.