Pacific Falls At Stanford
The Pacific men's basketball team dropped a 79-37 decision at Stanford on Monday, Nov. 28. The Tigers are now 2-3 on the year, while Stanford improved to 6-1.
The Tigers didn't score in the first four minutes of the contest, but trailed just 7-6 with 13:55 to play in the first half after playing strong defense. After a couple of baskets by sophomore Ross Rivera, Pacific led 10-9. A 9-0 stretch by the Cardinal gave Stanford an 18-10 lead. The Tigers cut it back to 20-16 after a 6-2 stretch, capped by a three-pointer from sophomore Markcus Falley. Leading 23-18, the Cardinal finished the half on a 15-5 run, to lead it 38-23 at the break. The Tigers shot just 30.3% in the first half, making just three of 10 from three-point range. Stanford was 13-23 from the field (56.5%), hitting nine of 10 free throws.
Junior Travis Fulton hit a three-pointer in the opening moments of the second half to make it a 12-point game (38-26). After Stanford pulled ahead 45-28, junior Colin Beatty hit a 17-footer to make it 45-30 with 16:50 left. The Tigers went scoreless for a nine minute stretch as Stanford built a 64-30 lead thanks to a 19-0 run. The Cardinal lead did not drop below 34 the rest of the way.
Pacific was led by 13 points from Fulton. Stanford was led by Chasson Randle and Josh Owens, who each had 14 points.
The Tigers shot just 32.0% from the field, missing 34 of their 50 shots, while Stanford shot 52.7% from the field, including seven makes on 18 three-point attempts. The Cardinal scored 14 points from the free throw line, while the Tigers were held without a free throw attempt.
Pacific is next in action with a home game against Utah State on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m.