STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific men's basketball team will hit the road to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs at the Savemart Center on Wednesday night.
At Fresno State
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7:00 p.m. • Savemart Center
Scouting Fresno State
- Tigers are 80-79 all-time against the Bulldogs. Pacific fell in its last meeting with Fresno State, 68-70 in overtime on Dec. 17, 2016.
- FSU is 3-2 on the season and are coming off of a 79-64 win over Hawai'i at the 2018 Wooden Legacy in Fullerton, Calif.
- Braxton Huggins leads the Bulldogs offense with an average of 19.8 points per game. Huggins hits 48.6 present of shots take from long range and is .813 from the charity stripe.
- Deshon Taylor guides the offense, contributing 16.2 points per game and dishing out 4.4 assists per game.
- Defensively speaking, Nate Grimes grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and had six blocks on the season.
- Roberto Gallinat leads four Tigers that are scoring in double digits. Gallinat averages 14.3 and is followed by Lafayette Dorsey (12.1), Anthony Townes (10.9), and Jahlil Tripp (10.1).
- Tripp snags a team-high 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game, while also dishing out a team-high 3.5 assists.
The Tigers played four contests in the matter of one week. They opened with a Tuesday game at UNLV, before returning home to host UC Riverside, Abilene Christian and Elon for the Tiger Thanksgiving Classic. Pacific finished 2-2 on the week with victories over UCR and Elon.
Gallinat was the Tigers top offensive performer on the week, averaging 17.5 points per game. The senior from Atlanta, Georgia shot 63 percent from the field, which included a 61.5 percent effort from three-point range.
Two Pacific players earned a spot on the six-person Tiger Thanksgiving Classic all-tournament team. Gallinat and Dorsey both earned the honor after helping the Tigers to a 2-1 record. Gallinat had consecutive 20-plus scoring performances, while Dorsey averaged 16.7 points, four rebounds, and one assist, while shooting a near-perfect .933 (14-for-15) from the free throw line.
Wednesday marks the Tigers third game against a Mountain West Conference squad this season, including at nationally-ranked Nevada. Pacific is also scheduled to face Air Force this upcoming Saturday (Dec. 1) and at Boise State on Dec. 22.
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