Tigers Fall at USF, 80-78

Tigers Fall at USF, 80-78

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The University of the Pacific women's basketball team dropped its contest against the University of San Francisco on Thursday evening, 80-78. Ameela Li led the offense with 20 points.

Pacific falls to 13-15 overall and 7-10 in the West Coast Conference while USF improves to 14-14 overall and 9-8 in the WCC. 

In Case You Missed It
•The Tigers got on the board first and led 4-0 before the Dons tied it up, 4-4, in the first three minutes of the game.
• The Tigers continued to dominate in the first quarter, as they grabbed a 12-4 lead halfway through the first quarter and closed out the quarter, 21-17.
• In the second quarter, the Dons trailed by two at 25-23, with 6:27 remaining in the half before the Tigers took it away to lead at halftime, 45-34, and going on a 6-0 run toward the end of the quarter.
• Through two quarters, Li was in double-digits with 13 points after 20 minutes of play, going 5-of-9 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 1-of-2 from beyond the arc.
• At the break, Pacific proved to take advantage of the Dons nine turnovers turning them into nine points.
• USF closed in on the Pacific lead in the third quarter to trail by four in the final seconds, 63-59.
• To end the game, USF trailed 67-59 before going on a 6-0 run to overcome the Tigers defense and claim the victory, 80-78.

Things You Need To Know
The lead changed one time during the contest and it came in the final minutes of the game when the Dons overcame the Tigers defense to claim the victory, 80-78. The Tigers gave up a 12-point lead in the loss.
HOT SHOOTING: As a team, the Tigers shot 47.9 percent from the field (32-of-66), 43 percent from beyond the arc (9-of-21), and 100 percent from the line (5-of-5). Li went 8-of-16 (50 percent) from the field, 2-of-2 from the line and 2-of-5 from downtown in all 40 minutes of action for the Black and Orange.
OFF THE BENCH: The Tigers scored 24 points off the bench with Finnie leading the way with 11 points in 12 minutes of action.

Next Up
Pacific is back on their home court at the Alex G. Spanos Center on Saturday with a matinee matchup with Loyola Marymount on Saturday slated for 2 p.m. The Tigers will celebrate their alumni and seniors in the final regular season game. Wingstop is also presenting a Youth Jersey Giveaway to the first 200 kids.

Follow the Tigers
For more information about the Pacific women's basketball team, be sure to follow @Pacific_Hoops on Twitter and @pacificwbb on Instagram.

Pacific women's basketball fans can follow all of the action as if they were in the front row of every game, providing access to score updates, statistics, game recaps and more with the new Pacific Tigers Front Row app available for free in the App Store and Google Play.