LAS VEGAS — Evan Payne scored 19 points as 10th-seeded
The game stayed within a two-point margin through the last five minutes, with four lead changes and one tie until Nick Stover hit a layup and two free throws to give the Lions a four-point advantage with 12 seconds left.
Stover and Anthony Ireland scored 14 points each. The Lions (13-18) shot just four of 15 from three-point range but went 19 of 24 from the free-throw line.
Thomas van der Mars and Bobby Sharp scored 18 points each for the Pilots (15-16), who grabbed 12 more rebounds than the Lions.
Santa Clara 81, Pacific 64: Jared Brownridge scored 20 points to lead the