Tigers Host UC Irvine to Close Out Non-Conference Play

Tigers Host UC Irvine to Close Out Non-Conference Play

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific men's basketball team is set to host UC Irvine for its final non-conference contest of the season on Saturday night. 

Tigers' Schedule:

vs. UC Irvine
Saturday, December 29, 2018
7:00 p.m. • Alex G. Spanos Center

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Last Time Out

  • Pacific is coming off of a 71-83 loss at Boise State last Saturday.
  • Four players scored in double-figures — Roberto Gallinat and Ajare Sanni each scored 15 points to lead the Tigers. Jahlil Tripp and Jahbril Price-Noel each scored 13 points on the afternoon. 
  • Price-Noel was tabbed the City of Stockton Human Resources Hardworking Player of the Game after coming off the bench to run point for the Tigers. In his 25 minutes of work he was 3-for-7 from the field, with included two made three pointers, and was 4-for-5 from the free throw line. In addition, he dished out a team-high four assists.
  • Anthony Townes led all players on the boards with a team-high seven rebounds. 

Against UC Irvine

  • Saturday marks the Tigers and Anteaters 84th meeting. Pacific is 43-40 all-time against UC Irvine, which includes a 23-15 overall record in Stockton.
  • Pacific is 0-3 in its last three meetings, 4-4 in its last eight meetings with UCI.
  • The Tigers last win was on Nov. 12, 2013, when they defeated the Anteaters at the Alex G. Spanos Center, 84-79.

Scouting the Anteaters

  • UCI enters Saturday's contest with a stellar 11-3 record, which includes wins over fellow WCC members Santa Clara (61-49) and Saint Mary's (80-75).
  • This year marks the program's best start in 18 years.
  • The Anteaters are coming off of a 1-1 week with a win over EMU and a loss at Butler.
  • Defensively, Jonathan Galloway leads his team in rebounding, totaling 109 (7.8 p/gm) thus far this season. Elston Jones has a team-best 24 blocks, which averages out to 1.7 per game.
  • Only one player averages in double-figures — Max Hazard knocks down 10.1 points per game.

Four Pacific players average double-figures on the season. Roberto Gallinat averages 14.2 points per game, followed by Lafayette Dorsey (13.8 p/gm), Anthony Townes (11.8 p/gm), and Jahlil Tripp (10.6 p/gm).

From the Stripe
Sophomore guard Lafayette Dorsey went 1-for-2 from the free throw line against Boise State, halting a run of 36-consecutive made free throws. Prior to last game he had not missed a free throw in seven-straight games.  Currently Roberto Gallinat has his own streak going, after making 9-of-9 at Cal State Northridge and 7-of-7 at Boise State, he has made 16-straight.

Field Work
Anthony Townes has shot well from the field, shooting 62.9 percent. Townes has gone 61-for-97 from the field this season, which averages to 4.4 made baskets from the field per game. Jahlil Tripp is also making more than 60 percent of his shots from the field, making 56-of-91 (61.5 pct.) in non-conference play.


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