Pacific Downed By BYU

Photo courtesy – Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo
Photo courtesy – Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo

PROVO, Utah – The Pacific men's basketball team had to settle for a season split with BYU after falling to the Cougars by a score of 80-65 at the Marriott Center on Saturday night.

Pacific falls to 10-13 overall and is now 5-5 against its conference foes. BYU has won five of its last six to improve to 18-5, 7-3 in WCC play.


In case you missed it

  • Claiming a win in the first half, the Tigers outscored the Cougars 33-30, while also holding the edge in rebounds (15-14), assists (9-7), blocks (3-1) and steals (4-1)
  • Pacific, after winning the tip, was first to score on a layup by Roberto Gallinat. The junior guard went on to convert a BYU turnover into another two points on the very next play.
  • The Tigers held a lead a majority of the first half, gaining its largest lead of eight points after going on a 7-0 run from 14:03-10:04.
  • BYU quickly erased the Tigers lead and the game altered possession three times with the final tie of the half coming after a made jumper by Yoeli Childs at 1:11. With just 00:42 left on the clock Miles Reynolds sank a three pointer to lift the Tigers 33-30, a lead which they did not relinquish until 16:14 in the second half.
  • The score was tied a fourth, fifth and sixth time before the Cougars were able to go on a 9-2 run which gave them their largest lead of the game (55-46) thus far.
  • In the final 10 minutes of regulation Pacific was outscored 35-19.
  • Pacific finished 47.3 percent (26-55) from the field and 38.9 percent (7-18) from three point range, while BYU shot 59.1 percent (25.4) percent from the floor, including a 75.0 percent second half effort.


Notable Performances

  • Roberto Gallinat was named the City of Stockton Human Resources Hardworking Player of the Game after knowing seven shots from the floor and two from the free throw line for a team-high 18 points. In addition, Gallinat had four assists and two steals. 
  • Miles Reynolds was the only other Tiger player to score in double-digits, tallying 13 points on the night.
  • Jahlil Tripp continues to contribute all over the court totaling seven points, six assists and five rebounds. 


What's Next
The Tigers will continue its four-game road trip next weekend when they travel to Santa Clara on Thursday, Feb. 1 and to Pepperdine on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Follow the Tigers
For more information about the Pacific men's basketball team, be sure to follow @PacificMensBB on Twitter. Fans can also have access to score updates, statistics, game recaps and more with the new Pacific Tigers Front Row app available for free in the App Store and Google Play.