San Diego Knocks Off Pacific

Feb 6, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Toreros head coach Bill Grier talks with forward Jito Kok (33) during the first half against the San Francisco Dons at Jenny Craig Pavillion. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Despite being on a two-game winning streak, the Pacific Tigers (14-11, 5-9) could not extend it and fell to the San Diego Toreros (5-10, 14-14) by a score of 70 to 55.

Junior guard Christopher Anderson flirted with a triple-double tonight, falling just 1 assist short of accomplishing the seemingly insurmountable task. Anderson finished with 10 rebounds and 10 points on the night.

Johnny Dee led the Toreros with 19 points. Nick Kerr was the only other Toreros to finish in double-digits with 12 points.

Tony Gill led Pacific with 16 points and 6 rebounds, both team-highs. Sama Taku had a good shooting night, going 7 for 10 from the field to score 15 points. Ross Rivera and Trevin Harris dished out 2 assists, tying for the most on the Tigers tonight.

 

Keys to the Game Checklist

 

Pacific

(X) Keep the hot shooting going:

Pacific shot only 38.8% from the field and only 20.0% from 3 tonight, much lower than it has been shooting in its previous back-to-back victories.

 

San Diego

(X) Dennis Kramer and the frontcourt

The Toreros got the victory, but it certainly was not the frontcourt that accomplished this. Kramer had a mere 5 points, and Kok went scoreless.

 

Moving Forward

After dropping four straight, the Toreros finally looked like the team they were supposed to be this season. Pacific, who looked like they were starting to finally put it all together, fell flat on its face. This just proves the uncertainty that has come with the WCC this season.

San Diego will host the Portland Pilots next Thursday, while Pacific will travel to Santa Clara to take on the Broncos.

Topics: Basketball, College Basketball, Pacific, Pacific Tigers, San Diego, San Diego Toreros, WCC, West Coast Conference

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