Pacific tops Pepperdine 81-72
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Miles Reynolds scored 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting to lead Pacific to an 81-72 win over Pepperdine on Saturday night.
Roberto Gallinat added 19 points and Lafayette Dorsey had 16 for Pacific, which shot 53 percent from the field to pick up its first back-to-back road wins since joining the West Coast Conference. Jahlil Tripp had nine points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Tigers (12-13, 7-5).
Tied at 62-all late in the second half, Gallinat hit a jumper to spark a 5-1 spurt and put Pacific on top for good. Pepperdine tightened the gap to 67-65 on two free throws by Darnell Dunn with 5:30 left, but the Waves got no closer.
Eric Cooper Jr. had 19 points for Pepperdine (4-20, 1-11), which has lost 14 of its last 15 games. Kameron Edwards added 16 points and Matthew Atewe had 14 for the Waves.