Pacific Closes Out Weekend Against Santa Clara

Pacific Closes Out Weekend Against Santa Clara

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific men's basketball is set to host Santa Clara on Saturday night in the Alex G. Spanos Center at 7:00 p.m. 

Game Details:

vs. Santa Clara (10-9, 2-3 WCC)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
7:00 p.m. • Alex G. Spanos Center

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Where to Watch
Saturday's contest will be streamed on with Zack Bayrouty and Bob Thomason calling the game. 

Giveaway Night
The first 1,000 fans through the doors on Saturday night will receive a Powercat baseball-style cap. The giveaway item is presented by Chicken Ranch Casino.

Infiniti Timeout Challenge
Damon Stoudamire is 1-of-48 coaches and the only from the WCC to be participating in this year's Infiniti Timeout For The Win Campaign. For every timeout Coach Stoudamire calls $1 will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Other ways to help Coach Stoudamire:

  • Vote for him each day at
  • Post a picture of you calling a timeout and post it to your Twitter or Instagram using #TIMEOUTFTW and #COACHDAMONSTOUDAMIRE
  • Retweet Twitter posts that Coach Stoudamire posts that include #TIMEOUTFTW

Last Time Out

  • Pacific dropped its second WCC contest by a margin of four points or less, falling to San Francisco, 53-52 on Thursday night.
  • Jahlil Tripp was the Tigers overall leader with eight points, eight assists, and two steals.
  • Lafayette Dorsey and Roberto Gallinat led all Pacific players offensively, each with nine points on the night. 
  • Zach Cameron matched Dorsey in pulling down five rebounds, while also totaling a season-high two blocks on the night. 

The History

  • Santa Clara and Pacific meet for the 129th time in program history. Santa Clara leads the all-time series 88-41, which includes a season split in 2017-18. 
  • Pacific dropped its last meeting with the Broncos, 72-68, at home on February 17, 2019.
  • The Tigers are 4-7 versus Santa Clara since rejoining the WCC in 2013-14. 

About the Tigers

  • The Tigers are 11-9, 1-4 in WCC play.
  • Pacific defense has held its last three opponents to less than their respective season scoring averages, most recently holding the San Francisco Dons to 26 points less than its season average of 78.1 points per game.
  • Pacific has three double-figure scorers — Gallinat (14.4 p/gm), Dorsey (12.2 p/gm), and Tripp (11.2 p/gm).
  • As a team, the Tigers jumped up 11 spots to No. 15 nationally in free throw percentage (75.9). They are second in made free throws (363) and eighth in free throw attempts (478).
  • Dorsey remains the WCC's free throw percentage leader and is 14th in the nation with 90.1 percent accuracy.
  • Gallinat is fifth among all Division I players with 117 made free throws.
  • Tripp nearly leads the Tigers in all major categories. In addition to his 11.2 points per game he averages 6.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.

About Santa Clara

  • After opening the 2018-19 season at 0-4, the Broncos have compiled a 10-9 record, which includes a 2-3 record in WCC play. 
  • Santa Clara is 2-4 on the road and has lost its last two road games at BYU and Saint Mary's.
  • Led by four underclassmen, the Broncos have four double-figure scorers — That Eaddy (16.2 p/gm), Josip Vrankic (13.2 p/gm), Trey Wertz (12.0 p/gm), and Keshawn Justice (10.7 p/gm).
  • Two-time All-WCC guard KJ Feagin played in the first two games of the season, but is out for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign due to a foot injury.
  • Defensively, Josh Martin averages a team-high 8.7 rebounds per game, while Vrankic contributes 5.9 rebounds per game and records 1.2 blocks per game.

WCC Player of the Week
The Tigers have had two WCC Player of the Week selections this season:

Ajare Sanni was named WCC Player of the Week on December 31, 2018 after shooting 50 percent (8-16) from the field, including a 60 percent (3-5) effort from beyond the arc, and 80 percent (4-5) from the free throw line for a team-leading 23 points in the Tigers win over UC Irvine on Saturday. His game totals included two steals, one assist, and one rebound.

Anthony Townes snagged conference weekly honors on December 17, 2018 following following two stellar performances that helped the Tigers to a 2-0 finish, with wins over Long Beach State (74-68) and Cal State Northridge (79-77). Townes averaged 19 points with 70.6 percent shooting from the field and 93.3 percent shooting from the free throw line. In addition, he averaged 7.5 rebounds.


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