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Late run lifts Saint Mary's over Pacific 80-65

Dec 19, 2009 - 5:02 AM MORAGA, Calif.(AP) -- Omar Samhan had 28 points and eight rebounds and the Saint Mary's defense didn't allow a basket during the final 5 1/2 minutes in an 80-65 win over Pacific Friday night.

Clint Steindl added a career-high 16 points. Mickey McConnell had 15 points and six assists while Ben Allen added 11 points for Saint Mary's (9-1), which has won four of the last six meetings between the two schools.

Sam Willard had 18 points and six rebounds for Pacific (7-3), which pulled within 66-62 on Joe Ford's layin with 5:33 remaining but managed just three free throws the rest of the way.