Cold Shooting Leads to 32-58 Loss Against Saint Mary's

By: Shumesa Mohsin
By: Shumesa Mohsin

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Pacific men's basketball team dropped its fourth-consecutive contest after scoring a season-low 32 points against Saint Mary's at the Alex G. Spanos Center on Thursday night. 

The Tigers fell by a score of 58-32 en route to new records of 13-15, 3-10 in the WCC. The Gaels improve to 18-10, 9-4 in conference play.

 

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First Half

  • Pacific shot just 20 percent from the field in the first half, while Saint Mary's shot 43.5 percent. 
  • Despite being out-shot and out-rebounded in the first 20 minutes of play, the Tigers were able to stay within five points of the Gaels until under the 9:00 mark.
  • After going down by six on a made three by SMC at 8:25, Pacific's Jeremiah Bailey answered with a three of his own and Khy Kabellis scored on a layup to bring the Tigers back within one point (11-12). 
  • Saint Mary's went on a 14-4 run in the final seven minutes to take its largest lead (11 points).
  • Pacific's defense forced eight Saint Mary's turnovers and held an edge in steals (4-2).
  • Pacific went 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
  • Bailey led the Tigers with five points.

 

Second Half

  • The Tigers did not fare much better from the field in the second half, shooting 21.7 percent.
  • Lafayette Dorsey scored the Tigers first four points of the half after sinking two free throws at 17:53 and making Pacific's first field goal of the half at 15:50.
  • A three-point play by Anthony Townes at 7:56 allowed the Tigers to come within 17 one last time before being held to just three points in the final 7 minutes, 11 seconds.
  • Pacific finished with less than 40 points for the second time this season and recorded its lowest score since rejoining the WCC in 2013-14.

 

Honoring Academics

  • 194 student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding achievements in the classroom as they each held a 3.0 cumulative grade points average.

  

 

Notable Performances

 

Up Next
Pacific is set to host the Loyola Marymount in its final regular-season meeting with the Lions on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The game between the Tigers and Lions will serve as the West Coast Conference Game of the Week and is set for a 12:30 p.m. tipoff.

 

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For more information about the Pacific men's basketball team, be sure to follow them on twitter (@PacificMensBB) and on Instagram (pacificmensbb). Fans can also have access to score updates, statistics, game recaps, and more by downloading the Pacific Tigers Front Row app, which is available for free in the App Story or through Google Play.