As shot after shot banged off the iron, Pacific head coach Bob Thomason watched as his illustrious 15-year career came to and end.
The 15th-seeded Tigers absent offense in the first half built too deep of a hole for them to climb out of against No. 2 seed Miami in a second round NCAA tournament matchup. Despite a second-half surge led by Travis Fulton went for naught as Pacific fell 78-49, Friday afternoon in Austin's Frank Erwin Special Events Center.
It was Thomason's final game of his career, as the former Pacific player is set to retire. The game was also Pacific's last as a member of the Big West Conference. The Tigers will move to the West Coast Conference next season.
"Sometimes you meet those moments where you just don't perform very well, and that was us tonight," Thomason said. "So if I had to take a bad game in the last four, I would take tonight over the last three, because we got here and I'm really proud of that for the kids."...