LAS VEGAS (AP) Ray Bowles scored 26 points and made 11 for 12 foul shots and Pacific withstood a career-high 41 points from Pepperdine's Lamond Murray Jr. for an 89-84 win Friday night in the first round of the West Coast Conference Tournament.
Pacific advanced to play WCC top seed and No. 4-ranked Gonzaga in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Nolan Taylor's layup brought the Waves to within 71-70 with 6:05 left before Bowles converted a 3-point play off a layup and drew the foul on Taylor. Anthony Townes made 1 of 2 foul shots for a 75-70 lead and Pacific (11-21) held on from there.