Pacific Hosts Portland for WCC Game of the Week

Credit: Shumesa Mohsin
Credit: Shumesa Mohsin

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific men's basketball will hit the hardwood for the first time in a week as they are scheduled to face-off with Portland in Saturday's West Coast Conference Game of the Week at 1:00 p.m. in the Alex G. Spanos Center.


Game Details:
v. Portland (7-14, 0-6 WCC)
Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:00 p.m. • Alex G. Spanos Center

Live Stats | Video

 

Where to Watch
Saturday's contest will be broadcasted on Spectrum SportsNet and can be watched on TheW.tv.

Doubleheader
Immediately following the men's basketball game the Pacific women's basketball team will take the court for a 4:00 p.m. tip with Pepperdine. 

Promotional Day
Fans can get lunch and a game for a great price with the Tigers holding their annual $1 hot dog promotion on Saturday afternoon.

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 INFINITITIMEOUT.com
  • 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-consecutive WCC contest. The Tigers led for nearly 30 minutes of last Saturday's home game against Santa Clara, but were held to just 21 second-half points en route to a 69-57 loss to the Broncos.
  • Roberto Gallinat led the Tigers offensively with a season-best 25 points. 
  • Jahlil Tripp also scored in double-figures, totaling 14 points, while also dishing out a game-high four assists.
  • Defensively, Anthony Townes matched his season-high with 10 rebounds. Zach Cameron had four rebounds and tallied two blocks for his second-straight game.

The History

  • Pacific and Portland meet for the 40th time with the Tigers leading the all-time series, 27-12.
  • The Tigers defeated the Pilots just two weeks ago, 65-57, at the Chiles Center in Portland, Ore.
  • Pacific is 6-4 versus Portland since rejoining the West Coast Conference in 2013-14.
  • Portland's lone win at the Alex G. Spanos Center in conference play came on Dec. 29, 2016. Pacific is 18-3 all-time at home.

About the Tigers

  • The Tigers remain above .500 with an 11-10 overall record this season. They are 1-5 against their WCC foes.
  • 11 of Pacific's 13 active players average at least 14 minutes per game. Five players — Tripp, Gallinat, Townes, Lafayette Dorsey, and true freshman Ajare Sanni average over 20 minutes per game. 
  • Gallinat leads three players in double-figure scoring with 14.9 per game. Dorsey follows with 11.7 points per game and Tripp with 11.3 points per game.
  • As a team, Pacific is ranked 13th-nationally with a 76.3 free throw percentage. It is third in made free throws (370) and 15th in attempts (485). 
  • Dorsey is 14th nationally in free throw percentage (90.4), while Gallinat also ranks 14th in made free throws (117).

About Portland

  • The Pilots remain winless (0-6) in WCC play after falling to San Francisco on Thursday night. 
  • Sophomore Marcus Shaver Jr. has been the offensive threat for Portland, currently averaging 16.5 points in league games. Against the Tigers on Jan. 12th, Shaver Jr. was the only player to score in double-figures, totaling 25 points on the night. In addition, he dished out a game-high three assists.
  • Two others — JoJo Walker and Josh McSwiggan — average in double-figures. On the season, Walker averages 12.3 points per game and McSwiggan averages 10.9 points per game. 
  • The Pilots rank second in blocked shots with 4.0 per game. Freshman Theo Akwuba averages 1.7 per game, while sophomore Tahirou Diabate averages 1.0 per game.
  • Former NBA coach Terry Porter is in his third season as the head coach of Portland basketball.


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.

 

Fans be sure to follow Pacific men's basketball on Twitter (@PacificMensBB) and on Instagram at pacificmensbb. 

In addition, fans can download the Pacific Tigers App, which is available for both IOS and android devices. Once you have downloaded the App you can select your favorites and receive up to date notifications on releases and scores.