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.
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.