Caleb Patterson scored 16 points to lead Missouri State to a 78-65 win over Pacific to capture the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship Tuesday.


Caleb Patterson scored 16 points to lead Missouri State to a 78-65 win over Pacific to capture the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship Tuesday.

Four other Bears scored in double figures as Missouri State (24-12) rallied midway in the second half to overtake Pacific (23-12).

Pacific, champions of the Big West Conference, led 50-44 with 11:08 left before Missouri State went on an 11-0 run to take the lead for good at 55-50 with 9 minutes left.

Pacific got within 57-55 with 7:06 left, but scored just four points over the next 5:13 to fall behind 69-59 with 2:19 to go.

Kyle Weems had 14 points for Missouri State and Nafis Ricks had 13. Will Creekmore and Adam Leonard added 10.

Demetrece Young led Pacific with 17 points and Joe Ford added 16. Sam Willard and Allen Huddleston each had 10.