Pacific got a convincing win against Nevada tonight by a score of 80 to 78, which ended in dramatic fashion.
With about 20 seconds left on the clock and the game deadlocked at 78, senior point guard Andrew Bock had the ball in his hands and was determined to make some happen. With 5 seconds left on the clock, Bock drove left and layed it up off the glass to put the Tigers up 2. Nevada’s shot attempt was off the mark and the Tigers came out of Reno with a road victory over a decent opponent.
The Tigers were led by senior Tony Gill, who scored 22 points on 9 of 12 shooting. Gill also chipped in 5 rebounds and an assist. On the negative side of things, Gill had 5 turnovers, but overall he was stellar tonight.
It was largely a collective effort on the glass from the Tigers tonight, but Khalil Kelley led Pacific in rebounding tonight with 6 in only 19 minutes of action. Kelley is a player that the Tigers can rely on to crash the glass and prevent second looks from the other team and create second looks for the Tigers.
Nevada was led by (you guessed it) Deonte Burton, who had 23. Although Burton had a lot of points, he only shot 5 -14 from the field and 1-7 from downtown. The Tigers perimeter defense can slap itself on the back for that statistic.
The Tigers next game is November 12th (Tuesday) versus UC Irvine at 7 PM PST.