Bowles' dunk with 43 seconds left gave Pacific (3-9, 2-1 West Coast Conference) a 71-63 lead. San Diego had a pair of 3s in the final seconds to close the gap without threatening the outcome.
The Tigers trailed 56-51 before scoring nine straight to take the lead for good. Duda Sanadze's 3 for San Diego (5-7, 0-1) stopped the run briefly with 4:47 left. Bowles answered with a 3-point play that quickly swung the momentum back to the Tigers.