Bob Thomason's Pacific Tigers gave their longtime head coach one last memorable win Saturday afternoon, in what will ultimately be Thomason's last game at Stockton's Spanos Center.
Thomason was honored for his 25 years as a head coach as well as his service as a player at Pacific prior to the game against Long Beach State, and his team rewarded him with a 71-51 blowout win against the Big West champions.
With the win, the Tigers (19-12, 13-5) secure the second seed in next week's Big West Tournament. Pacific has now won four in a row.
Long Beach State, on the other hand, is skidding coming into the decisive conference tournament. The 49ers (18-12, 14-4) secured the No. 1 seed in next week's tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim with a win at UC Davis Thursday night. But the two-time defending champions needed a strong comeback effort to defeat the surging Aggies and have now lost three of their last four.
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