Pacific Tigers Dig Deep Early Hole, Fall At Home To San Diego 70-55

The Pacific Tigers fell behind by 21 points by halftime and never recovered in a 70-55 loss to the San Diego Toreros at the Spanos Center Saturday night.

The Tigers (14-11, 5-9 West Coast Conference) only cut the deficit to 15 points in the final minute of play as the Toreros (14-14, 5-10) did a solid job of maintaining their advantage throughout the second half.

San Diego led 14-10 with 12:24 left in the first half before ripping off a 13-2 run, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Nick Kerr and Dennis Kramer. The Toreros then put the game out of reach by closing the half on a 12-4 burst.

Johnny Dee led the Toreros with 19 points, Kerr had 12 points in just eight minutes as he drilled 4-of-6 from 3-point range and Christopher Anderson just missed a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

Tony Gill had 16 points and six rebounds for the Tigers and Sama Taku tossed in 15 points.

San Diego was 20-for-41 (48.8 percent) overall, 9-for-16 (56.3 percent) from long range and 21-for-28 (75 percent) at the free-throw line. Pacific was 18-for-47 (38.3 percent), 3-for-15 (20 percent) and 16-for-22 (72.7 percent).

The Toreros dominated the glass 36-22, while the Tigers had only 12 turnovers compared to 18 for San Diego.

Pacific visits Santa Clara on Thursday for a 7 p.m. Pacific matchup.

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