STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific men's basketball team was defeated by the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs, 86-66, Thursday night at the Alex G. Spanos Center.
The night began with the honoring of the Tigers two seniors — Roberto Gallinat and Anthony Townes — in front of over 4,500 fans. Gallinat and Townes played in their final game at the Alex G. Spanos Center and were recognized with their families prior to tipoff.
The loss drops the Tigers to 13-17, 3-12 on the season, while top-ranked Gonzaga improves to 28-2, which includes a flawless 15-0 record in WCC play.
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- Gonzaga jumped out to a quick 4-0 start, but Jeremiah Bailey brought the Tigers back within one point (4-3) after sinking a three-pointer from the far right corner.
- A fast-break dunk by Gallinat at 16:17 gave Pacific its first lead of the game (5-4) and led to a Pacific 5-2 run that extended the Tigers lead to four points (10-6).
- The Bulldogs answered back with an 18-3 run from 13:10 - 6:14 to retake control of the game and pull ahead by 11 points (24-13).
- Pacific inched back within single digits following a made three-pointer by Gallinat at the 5:39 mark.
- It was all Gonzaga in the final five minutes as it out-scored Pacific 15-4 en route to a 39-20 lead at halftime.
- There were a total of four lead changes in the first 20 minutes of play.
- Pacific and Gonzaga matched evenly from long range, each totaling four three-pointers.
- The national powerhouse led by 20-plus points for nearly the remainder of the game.
- The closest the Tigers came within the Bulldogs was with under two minutes remaining. Gallinat sank his fourth and final basket from beyond the arc to bring Pacific within 17 points (83-66) at 1:55.
- Pacific held the edge in points off of turnovers (9-6), second-chance points (11-4), and bench points (12-7).
- The Tigers shot 57.1 (8-14) percent from the three-point line.
As A Team
- Pacific shined from the outside, making 50 percent (12-24) of its attempts, while holding the Bulldogs to just a 35.7 percent (5-14) effort from the three-point line.
- For the second-straight contest, Gallinat was tabbed the City of Stockton Human Resources Hardworking Player of the Game. Against the Bulldogs, the Atlanta, Ga. product led the Tigers with 23 points, while also totaling four rebounds and one assist. Gallinat's point total was made up of 50 percent (6-12) shooting from the field, a season-high four three-pointers, and a 7-for-9 effort from the free throw line.
- Townes pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.
- Khy Kabellis matched his season-high of 13 points, thanks to a nine-point effort from beyond the arc.
- Lafayette Dorsey scored in double-figures for the first time since defeating Pepperdine on Feb. 2. Dorsey totaled 10 points against Gonzaga.
Pacific will close out West Coast Conference regular-season play on Saturday at Pepperdine. The Tigers snagged a 66-59 home victory in their first meeting with the Waves this season.
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