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Higgins returns with double-double as Pacific moves to WCC quarterfinals

Scott Linesburgh Record Staff Writer @ScottLinesburgh

Mar 6, 2020 at 7:38 PM

Valerie Higgins’ return only lasted 24 minutes, but that was more than enough for the Pacific Tigers.

Back in the lineup after missing three games and playing limited minutes because of foul trouble, Higgins still recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds as Pacific beat Santa Clara 67-49 on Friday in front of a crowd of 5,200 in the second round of the West Coast Conference Tournament at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The Tigers (17-13) advance to the quarterfinals to take on Portland at 1 p.