STOCKTON, Calif. – Sophomore guard Jeremiah Bailey knocked down a three pointer for the Tigers with just six seconds left in regulation to help the Pacific men's basketball claim a narrow 74-69 victory over the University of Texas-Permian Basin on Wednesday night.
Pacific improves to 7-4 on the season, while the Falcons remain at 6-1 on the season after designating the contest as one of their two exhibitions.
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- The Tigers outscored the Falcons 27-22 in the first half after Khy Kabellis and Roberto Gallinat sank consecutive three pointers in the final minute of play.
- The score was tied on six occasions and the lead changed nine times throughout the first 20 minutes.
- Despite being out-shot from the field 33.3 - 47.6, Pacific was able to finish ahead after going 8-for-11 from the free throw line and making three late three pointers.
- Neither team held a larger lead than five points in the first half and following a final equalizing basket by UTPB's Amaze Njoku-Ibe, the Falcons went on a. 4-3 run to take a one-point lead 1:11.
- The Tigers bounced back with two key three pointers to wrap up the first half with a five-point lead (27-22).
- The Two squads matched up perfectly in the second half, both scoring 47 points.
- Pacific came out strong, going up by as many as eight points, but a resilient Falcons team went on a 9-0 run to take a two-point lead with 15:14 left to play.
- UTPB held its lead until 12:14 when a layup by Lafayette Dorsey put the Tigers up by one point (43-42).
- The score was tied twice more throughout the next two minutes, but following a made layup and foul shot by Dorsey, the Tigers were able to take their final lead of the contest.
- With just 3:26 remaining in regulation, Bailey made a layup that matched the Tigers highest lead of eight points.
- The Falcons put some late pressure on Pacific, going on an 11-5 run to come back within two points with just 00:35 on the clock.
- Bailey came up clutch, sinking his first three pointer since the Tigers matchup with UNLV on Nov. 20.
- Pacific improved significantly on offense in the second half, shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. In addition, the Tigers defense out-rebounded their opponent 17-12.
- Gallinat was named the City of Stockton Human Resources Hardworking Player of the Game after snagging his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Gallinat finished 3-for-8 from the field, 2-for-6 from three-point range and 8-for-9 from the free throw line.
- Jahlil Tripp recorded his first 20-plus point performance, totaling 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field and 5-for-6 shooting from the charity stripe. Tripp also totaled seven rebounds, three assists and three steals on the night.
- Anthony Townes also scored in double-figures, totaling 11 points.
Pacific will host Long Beach State in their final home game before the Christmas holiday. The Tigers will take on the 49ers on Monday, Dec. 10 at the Alex G. Spanos Center. That night will also serves as the program's Toy Drive, which includes free admission for anyone who donates a toy priced at $5 or more.
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