Pacific Drops Back And Forth Contest At Santa Clara In Overtime, 78-76
Santa Clara, Calif. - The Pacific men's basketball team dropped a 78-76 decision to Santa Clara in overtime at the Leavey Center on Saturday, Dec. 17. The Tigers are now 4-5, while the Broncos improved to 7-3.
The Broncos hit their first three trey attempts, taking an early 14-5 just four minutes into the game. Junior Markus Duran sparked an 11-4 run with a three-pointer, as five different Tigers scored to cut SCU's lead to 18-16 with 10:22 to play in the half. Santa Clara hit two quick three-pointers to take the lead back to eight (24-16), extending it to 31-20 with 6:22 to go. Pacific ended the half on a 13-4 run, getting seven points from junior Lorenzo McCloud to cut the Bronco lead to 37-35 at the break. The Tigers shot 54.5 percent from the field, but were outscored 9-0 on points off of turnover in the first 20 minutes.