Tigers Host Saint Mary's Thursday Night

Tigers Host Saint Mary's Thursday Night

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific men's basketball team returns home for three games and will open its home stretch against Saint Mary's on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. 

Game Details:

vs. Saint Mary's 
Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00 p.m. • Alex G. Spanos Center

Live Stats | Video


Where to Watch
Thursday's game against the Gaels will be broadcasted through Stadium and can be viewed 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


The Breakdown


Saint Mary's

  • Coached by Randy Bennett in his 18th season.
  • 17-10, 8-4 WCC
  • 13-2 at home
  • 3-5 on the road
  • 1-3 at neutral venues

  • Points Per Game: Jordan Ford (21.6)
  • Rebounds Per Game: Malik Fitts (7.5)
  • Assists Per Game: Tommy Kuhse (3.0)
  • Field Goal %: Jordan Hunter (58.0)
  • FT %: Jordan Ford (80.1)
  • 3-PT FG %: Jordan Ford (41.0)


Last Time Out

  • Pacific came back from a 20-point first half deficit to come within three points in the last minute at Santa Clara on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
  • Tigers fell short of the victory, 64-59.
  • Khy Kabellis shined in his first start of the season, scoring a career-high 13 points on 50-percent (6-12) shooting from the field. In addition, he totaled team-bests of four assists and two steals.
  • Anthony Townes recorded his first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.


The History

  • Pacific and Saint Mary's will meet for the 117th time on Thursday night. Saint Mary's leads the all-time series, 73-43, which includes a 19-37 record at the Alex G. Spanos Center.
  • The Tigers remain winless against the Gaels since rejoining the WCC in 2013-14. In addition, Saint Mary's has won the last 12 meetings with Pacific.
  • In the last three season's, the games played between the Tigers and Gaels in Stockton have been decided by an average of 3.7 points.


This Season Against Saint Mary's

  • The Tigers and Gaels battled through the first half at McKeon Pavilion just two weeks ago with 16 lead changes and 10 tied through the first 20 minutes of play. Pacific shot 66.7 percent from the field and 80 percent from beyond the arc in the first half.
  • The Gaels held the Tigers to just 27 second half points en route to a 78-66 Pacific loss.
  • Jahlil Tripp led the Tigers in their efforts with a team-high 23 points. Tripp knocked down 10 buckets from the field and went 2-for-3 from the free throw line, while dishing out six assists.


Three Pacific players average double-figures in scoring …

From the Stripe
As a team, Pacific is ranked 13th in the nation with made free throws (455). The Tigers are 31st in free throw attempts (605). Roberto Gallinat remains among the top 20 (17th) in made free throws (150) and is 31st with 173 free throw attempts.

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.