Pacific Tigers (13-10, 4-8) vs. BYU Cougars (17-9, 8-4)
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Location: Spanos Center, Stockton, CA
Time: 8:00 PM PST
TV: CSN California, ROOT Sports NW/RM
Last Season: Did not play.
Andrew Bock, 12.4 PPG, 3.0 APG
Sama Taku, 11.4 PPG
Trevin Harris, 7.1 PPG
Khalil Kelley, 6.4 PPG, 4.7 RPG
Tony Gill, 11.4 PPG, 5.9 RPG
Kyle Collinsworth, 14.3 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 4.9 APG
Skyler Halford, 8.6 PPG
Tyler Haws, 24.5 PPG
Eric Mika, 13.0 PPG, 6.8 RPG
Nate Austin, 4.1 PPG, 8.4 RPG
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KEYS TO THE GAME
Backcourt Production: We all know what BYU gets out of their backcourt, so its important that Pacific can match them, or at least come close. Bock, Taku, and Harris need to have good scoring games or it will be tough for Pacific to keep up with BYU.
Keep the bigs out of foul trouble: This is one area where I believe Pacific has the advantage. They have more legitimate productive big men then BYU does, so it will be important for Mika and Austin to stay out of trouble because I do not think Sharp and Worthington will be able to guard the big men of Pacific.
Eric Mika vs. Tony Gill: The two highly efficient big men will face off, and both have the ability to score around the basket. Even if they are not directly guarding each other, it will still be interesting to see who can pull off a better game.
BYU is playing very well as of late and Pacific has struggled in their inaugural season in the West Coast Conference. Despite a home court advantage, Pacific will not have enough defense to keep up with BYU. BYU 88, Pacific 69.