Tigers Set for Battle with Lions

Tigers Set for Battle with Lions

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific men's basketball will meet up with Loyola Marymount for the first time this season on Thursday night at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. Tipoff between the Tigers and Lions is set for 7:30 p.m.


Game Details:

at Loyola Marymount (15-6, 3-4 WCC)
Thursday, January 31, 2019
7:30 p.m. • Gersten Pavilion

Live Stats | Video

 

Where to Watch
Thursday's contest will be streamed on TheW.tv.

 

Infiniti Timeout Challenge
Just a reminder Damon Stoudamire is 1-of-48 Division I 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 defeated Portland, 74-70, at the Alex G. Spanos Center last Saturday. It was the Tigers first series sweep of the season.
  • Roberto Gallinat led all Pacific players with 16 points.
  • Jeremiah Bailey had a season-best performance with a near double-double (12 points, 9 rebounds).
  • It was the seventh time this season the Tigers made 20-plus free throws, going 27-for-36 from the stripe. 


The History

  • Thursday will be the 59th meeting between Pacific and Loyola Marymount. LMU leads the all-time series 30-28. 
  • Tigers dropped its last meeting, 74-71, at LMU on Feb. 24, 2018.
  • Pacific and LMU split its season series in 2017-18, but LMU leads the series (6-4) since the Tigers rejoined the WCC in 2013-14.
  • The last seven meetings between the Tigers and Lions have been decided by six points or less.


About the Tigers

  • Pacific is 12-10 overall this season, which includes a stellar 10-5 non-conference record. The Tigers are 2-5 in the WCC.
  • Gallinat continues to lead three players in double-figure scoring, averaging 15.0 points per game. Lafayette Dorsey follows with 11.7 points per game, while Jahlil Tripp averages 11.1 points per game.
  • Tripp ranks third in scoring, but leads the Tigers in all other major categories, including rebounds per game (6.1), assists per game (2.9) and steals per game (1.5). In addition, he leads with a 56.5 shooting percentage from the field.
  • Pacific is second in the NCAA with 397 made free throws on the season and it shoots a conference-best mark of 76.2 percent from the line.
  • Dorsey is the WCC's leading free throw shooter and ranks 12th among all Division I players with 90.5 percent accuracy from the line. Gallinat is third in the conference with a 86.4 free throw percentage.


About Loyola Marymount

  • The Lions went 12-2 to open the season en route to their current 15-6 overall record. 
  • LMU returns 10 players from last years squad 
  • Senior James Batemon is the Lions go-to scorer as he is just one of two Lions that are scoring in double-figures. Batemon averages 17.3 points per game, while Mattias Markusson contributes 11.1 points per game. 
  • Batemon also dishes out a team-high 3.8 assists per game and has totaled a WCC-best 36 steals. 
  • Markusson pulls down a team-high 7.2 rebounds per game.

 

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

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