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Last-second shot lifts Pacific over Cal Poly 55-53

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    Pacific guard Lorenzo McCloud (11) splits the Cal Poly defense of forward Joel Awich (25), left, and forward Travis Fulton (24) in the first half of an NCAA Big West tournament basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, March 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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ANAHEIM, Calif. >> Travis Fulton grabbed on offensive rebound and scored with 1.3 seconds remaining, lifting Pacific to a 55-53 victory over Cal Poly on Friday night in the semifinals of the Big West tournament.

The second-seeded Tigers (21-12) will face fourth-seeded UC Irvine in the championship game on Saturday.

Pacific tied the game at 53 on a pair of free throws from Lorenzo McCloud with 50 seconds left. After a missed 3-pointer by Cal Poly’s Dylan Royer, the Tigers worked the clock for a last shot. McCloud’s jumper from the right corner with just over 2 seconds left was off the mark but Fulton was there to grab the rebound and hit the game-winner from about five feet away.

Tony Gill led Pacific with 20 points, hitting all four of his 3-point attempts and 7 of 8 shots overall. Fulton added 12 points.

Cal Poly (18-13) got 12 points from Chris Eversley, 11 from Chris O’Brien and 10 from Royer.

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