Lampkin Ties Career High In Rebounds Despite Loss

Lampkin Ties Career High In Rebounds Despite Loss

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Pacific Courtside Postgame Report, driven by Chase Chevrolet - BYU

STOCKTON, Calif. - Pacific's Jacob Lampkin tied a career-high with 11 rebounds Saturday, but two Nick Emery second-half 3s triggered a 27-11 BYU run in a near 12-minute span, leading to a 62-47 win over the Orange and Black in West Coast Conference (WCC) action inside the Alex G. Spanos Center. The Tigers lose their second-straight game when allowing fewer than 69 points, falling to 7-2 this season in such instances.

Eric Mika posted a double-double for BYU (15-6, 6-2 WCC) with 17 points and 12 rebounds. T.J. Haws finished with 16 points and five assists. Yoeli Childs had 14 rebounds.

Lampkin previously grabbed 11 rebounds against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 15, 2016. Eight of Lampkin's 11 boards came in the first half. He had five overall on the offensive glass. 

Ray Bowles led Pacific (8-13, 2-6 WCC) with 14 points. Anthony Townes was one point and rebound shy of a double-double. T.J. Wallace contributed eight points and six boards. Jack Williams had seven points and five rebounds.

Bowles and Wallace each had two steals.

Along with two blocks, Townes pulled down four offensive rebounds, as the Tigers outrebounded the Cougars 14-8 on that side of the court.

BYU shot 42.9 percent (24-of-56) overall but was 48.1 percent (13-of-27) in the final period. The Cougars were 33.3 percent (6-of-18) from deep.

Pacific finished 31.1 percent (19-of-61) from the floor. The Tigers made three treys, extending their streak of consecutive games with at least one made 3 to 906.

"Unfortunately we weren't able to shoot the ball as well as I thought we would," Bowles said. "I still think we competed and played hard, but shots just weren't falling. That led to them getting out in transition, finding the open man and being able to execute when they could."

Pacific turned 14 BYU miscues into 18 points and got 26 points in the paint.

Trailing by one early in the game, the Cougars went on a 9-0 run to lead 15-7. BYU made 4-of-7 from the field durint the spurt, while the Tigers went 0-of-5.

The Cougars then went cold from the floor, shooting just 1-of-9, allowing the Tigers to put together a 9-0 spurt, which started with a Bowles bucket from beyond the arc and concluded with Wallace making the front end of the bonus, and tie the game at 17 at the 5:49 mark.

BYU countered with an 11-0 run, pushing its advantage back to 28-17 following a Braiden Shaw layup at the 3:20 mark.

Pacific closed the first half scoring five of the last six points to trail 29-22 at the break. BYU shot 36.7 percent (11-of-30) in the first 20 minutes. Haws led all scorers in the period with 10 points.

Bowles had eight points in the first half to lead the Orange and Black. Mika and Lampkin each had eight rebounds for their respective teams.

Nine of 10 points scored to close the first half and begin the second were done so by the Tigers, allowing the home team to trim the margin to one possession, 29-26, after a Wallace jumper, but Emery hit two treys and scored all eight points of an 8-2 run, allowing BYU to stretch its edge back to 37-28 four minutes into the period.

Mika converted an old-fashioned 3-point play at the 12:26 mark to push BYU's edge to double digits. The Cougars started the period 6-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-4 from deep, while the Tigers were just 5-of-14 and 0-of-2 from beyond the arc.

"We didn't make shots," Pacific coach Damon Stoudamire said. "We went through a stretch where we didn't make shots. They went through a stretch where they didn't make shots either...but when they had to...they made shots. It kind of just got away from us."

Pacific never closed within single digits the rest of the way.

The Tigers continue WCC play at Loyola Marymount on Thursday, Jan. 26. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. PT.