EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Lafayette Dorsey scored 18 points and Pacific held on down the stretch to post a 74-65 victory over SIU-Edwardsville in a season opener Tuesday night.
Pacific lead by as many as 23 points in the first half and held a 40-21 advantage at the break, but the Cougars battled back to cut the deficit to four points with less than two minutes to play.
The Tigers opened the game on a roll, jumping to a 16-0 lead before SIU-Edwardsville freshman Cameron Williams hit the team's first field goal with 14:33 left in the half.
David McFarland scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to spark the Cougars' comeback, converting a four-point play early in the half and then knocking down three treys.
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