San Francisco Defeats Pacific

San Francisco Defeats Pacific

Pacific Courtside postgame report, San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco made 10 first half 3-pointers, leading to a 72-51 win over Pacific in West Coast Conference (WCC) action inside War Memorial at the Sobrato Center.

The Dons, who entered Saturday leading the WCC and ranked 26th nationally in 3s made per game, totaled 14 treys, shooting 41.2 percent (14-of-34) from deep and 51.9 percent (27-of-52) overall. The home team totaled 18 assists on 27 made field goals.

Charles Midlend netted 16 points in the win, while Jordan Ratinho added 12.

Eight Pacific (8-11, 2-4) players found the scoring column, led by T.J. Wallace and Ray Bowles, who each had nine. Anthony Townes had eight points, while Jacob Lampkin, D.J. Ursery and David Taylor each had seven. Jack Williams pulled down seven rebounds, while Wallace and Townes collected six apiece. Bowles recorded three of the team's six steals.

Pacific shot 33.3 percent (17-of-51) from the floor Saturday and made three buckets from downtown, extending its streak of consecutive games with at least one made trey to 904. The Tigers outrebounded the Dons 36-28, including 14-5 on the offensive glass, leading to 11 second chance points. Pacific shot 73.7 percent (14-of-19) from the free throw line.

San Francisco (12-7, 2-4 WCC) scored the first nine points Saturday and opened the contest on a 17-4 run. 

The Dons made 10 treys in the first half, shooting 47.6 percent (10-of-21) from deep. Ten of San Francisco's 16 made field goals were from behind the arc, as the home team connected on 55.2 percent (16-of-29).

Trailing 43-18 at the half, Pacific drew eight fouls in the second foul before being whistled for the first time in the period at the 8:41 mark. The Tigers, who shot 12-of-17 from the charity stripe in the frame, closed within 19 following a 7-0 run, which ended with a Townes layup.

The Dons were held to only 10 points through the first 8:01 of the final period.

The Tigers cut the difference to 15, 62-47, at the 6:01 mark after Ursery made two free throws. Pacific was shooting the double bonus before being whistled for a second foul at the 5:37 mark but was unable to trim the margin to less than 16 in the final 3:59.

Pacific travels to No. 21/21 Saint Mary's on Thursday, Jan. 19. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. PT.