STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific men's basketball team claimed a season sweep of the Portland at home on Saturday afternoon after defeating the Pilots 74-70 in the West Coast Conference's Game of the Week.
With the win, Pacific improves to 12-10 overall, 2-5 in conference play. Portland falls to 7-15 and remains winless in the WCC.
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- Pacific held the lead from start to finish.
- Jeremiah Bailey scored on consecutive jumpers in the paint to give the Tigers a 4-0 lead to open the contest.
- The Tigers went on a 20-5 run over a six minute stretch (17:30 - 11:07) en route to a 15 point edge.
- Pacific would hold a double-figure lead the remainder of the half, claiming its largest lead of 20 points after a 9-4 run that ended at the 2:40 mark.
- The Pilots went 5-1 over the last two minutes, but Pacific still had a significant lead (37-22) at the buzzer.
- Bailey led all players with 10 points.
- Portland was demolished on the boards with the Tigers out-rebounding the Pilots 24-12. Jahlil Tripp led both teams with five rebounds, while Bailey and Jahbril Price-Noel each had four rebounds in the first 20 minutes of play.
- From the field, Pacific shot 48.3 percent, while holding Portland to just 24 percent shooting from the field.
- Portland shut down the Tigers offense in the second half, holding them to a 7-for-22 effort from the field and to just one made three pointer for a combined 27.5 percent from the floor.
- The Pilots shot 57.7 percent from the field.
- Portland opened the second half with a 7-2 run to put the Pilots back within 10 points (39-29).
- The Orange and Black scored on just four baskets and four free throws from 14:16 - 6:33, which allowed Portland to come back within five points (54-49).
- Free throws were the name of the game in the final five minutes of play. Both teams combined for 18 made free throws. The Tigers went 12-for-16 from the line.
- Consecutive three-pointers by Portland's JoJo Waker and Marcus Shaver Jr. added some pressure in the final 10 seconds of regulation, but the Tigers held on for the four-point victory (74-70).
Things You Should Know
- Saturday marked the first time the Tigers allowed their opponent to score 70 or more points since its game at San Diego on Jan. 5, 2019, when they allowed the Toreros to score 73 points.
- Jeremiah Bailey was named the City of Stockton Human Resources Hardworking Player of the Game after nearly recording his first double-double with a season-high 12 points and nine rebounds.
- Gallinat scored a team-high 16 points, thanks to a 10-for-12 effort from the free throw line. Gallinat also snagged seven rebounds.
- Lafayette Dorsey went 4-for-8 from the field, 2-for-4 from the three-point line and made his only free throw attempt for his 12th double figure scoring effort on the season (11 pts). In addition, Dorsey led the Tigers with three steals on the day.
- Brandon McGhee had eight points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists.
Pacific will split home and away next week, first traveling to Loyola Marymount for a Thursday night game and then returning to the Alex G. Spanos Center for its first meeting with Pepperdine on Saturday night. Saturday will also serve as a doubleheader day, with the Pacific women's basketball team set to host Portland.
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