Jan. 17, 2009
Fullerton, Calif. - Chad Troyer scored 17 points and Anthony Brown added 14 on 6-for-6 shooting Saturday night to lead Pacific to an easy 77-62 Big West Conference victory at Cal State Fullerton.
The Tigers improved to 10-6 overall and 3-2 in the Big West. Fullerton dropped its third home game in a row to fall to 8-10 and 2-4 despite 17 points by Josh Akognon.
The Tigers shot 63 percent from the floor while the Titans were making only 39 percent. UoP won the battle from the 3-point line, making 8 of 16 to Fullerton's 7 of 24, and also won the battle of the backboards, 28-20. Pacific's biggest lead was 26 points, the last at 73-47 with 5:12 to play.
Troyer made 3 of 5 treys and 7 of 10 overall. Sam Willard had a game-high 8 rebounds.
Pacific jumped out to a 4-0 lead and led the entire first half, going to the locker room with a 36-22 lead, its largest of the period. Fullerton hit only 9 of 27 shots overall and only 1 of 10 from the 3-point line while the Tigers were 14 of 24 overall and 5 of 8 from the arc. Fullerton's 22 points were its lowest first-half total of the season. Akognon scored only 5 points on 2-foor-5 shooting, 1-of- 4 from the arc.
Fullerton travels to Cal State Northridge on Wednesday. Pacific hosts Cal Poly on Thursday.