In a tilt that pitted two 8-1 squads against each other, the Princeton Tigers came out on top knocking off Pacific by a score of 83 to 58.
Pacific was led by Sama Taku, who posted 12 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals in the blowout loss. Freshman guard T.J. Wallace played 28 minutes and scored 10 points and had 3 steals. Senior forward Khalil Kelley led Pacific in rebounding with 8.
The West Coast Tigers had no answer for T.J. Bray, who led the East Coast Tigers with 20 points. In addition to his 20 points, Bray dished out 8 assists and pulled down 3 rebounds in the win. Will Barrett led Princeton in rebounding with 5.
The Tigers played their worst game of the season, and the statistics uphold to that. The Tigers were abysmal on the offensive end, turning the ball over 12 times and only recording 2 assists as a team.
Keys of the Game Checklist
Step into passing lanes – X
The Tigers recorded 7 steals and only forced 12 turnovers. Based on the final score, this obviously was not enough.
Andrew Bock – X
Bock did not have a bad game by any means – 8 points (3-6 shooting), 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 turnover – but did not make enough of an impact to keep the Tigers in the game. Don’t misinterpret this, Bock was not the sole reason why Pacific was blown out, but he was a player that needed to make an impact last night.
The Bottom Line
The Tigers were obliterated by a solid Princeton squad. It’s as simple as that.
Pacific cannot let Princeton beat them twice. They play against Bradley at 5:30 p.m. tonight.