STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific men's basketball team continues to struggle in West Coast Conference play, falling to 2-6 as a result of Thursday's 60-42 loss at Loyola Marymount.
Overall the Tigers fall to 12-11, while LMU improves to 16-6 overall and 4-4 in WCC play.
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- Neither team had a very strong offensive opening, taking nearly three minutes for either team to score. LMU opened with a 10-0 run.
- At 13:25 Lafayette Dorsey put the Tigers on the board, sinking a three-pointer, followed by a made jumper and two made free throws to put Pacific back within three points (10-7) of the Lions.
- The Lions extended their lead to 10 once more in the half after going on a 13-6 run from 12:09 - 3:41.
- Pacific went on a final run to come back within single digits (23-18). Brandon McGhee led off the scoring run with a last second jumper as the shot clock expired, followed by two made free throws by Jahlil Tripp and two made free throws by Roberto Gallinat.
- With just 38 seconds remaining in the half, Jahbril Price-Noel ran up the court and handed the ball off to Zach Cameron for a Pacific dunk, which put the Tigers back within four points of the Lions (25-21).
- Two made free throws by LMU extended the home team's lead (27-21) heading into halftime.
- Despite only shooting 24 percent from the field, Pacific shot 37.5 percent from beyond the arc, while holding LMU to just 12.5 percent shooting from long range.
- Dorsey led all Pacific players in the first half with 10 points and four rebounds.
- Pacific improved from the field in the second half, shooting 37.5 percent.
- Anthony Townes opened the second half scoring en route to a 5-2 Pacific run that put the Tigers within one point of LMU (29-28).
- The Tigers remained within six points of the Lions for the first 10 minutes of the half.
- Pacific's final field goal of the contest was on a coast-to-coast made layup by Price-Noel at 9:18. The Tigers were held to just two points on free throws in the final nine minutes of play.
- Dorsey was named the City of Stockton Human Resources Hardworking Player of the Game. The sophomore guard totaled 12 points on 4-for-11 shooting from the field and 2-for-3 from the free throw line. In addition, he totaled five rebounds.
- Tripp scored in double figures, totaling 11 points, while pulling down a team-high six rebounds.
- McGhee dished out a team-best three assists and tallied two points, one block and one steal.
- Price-Noel contributed four points, two rebounds, and two assists.
Pacific will open February play at home this Saturday against Pepperdine. The Tigers and Waves are set to tipoff at 7:00 p.m. Saturday will also serve as the Tigers second and final WCC doubleheader with the Pacific women's basketball team. The women's team will host Portland at 4:00 p.m.
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