Toreros earn 70-55 road win over Pacific Tigers
USDTOREROS.COM Nick Kerr sparked Toreros to big road win over Pacific
Nick Kerr sparked Toreros to big road win over Pacific

Feb. 15, 2014

Final Stats

(Stockton, Calif.) - Propelled by a big first half that saw USD take a 44-23 intermission lead, the Toreros came away with a big 70-55 victory over the Pacific Tigers. In a season that has seen the majority of USD's points come from the starters, tonight USD received a huge lift from the bench as the reserves contributed 29 points. Johnny Dee scored a game-high 19 points, but the Torero bench, led by reserve Nick Kerr (12 points), was the key as they outscored Pacific's reserves, 29-12. Pacific came into the game averaging 76.1 points per game and the Toreros were able to hold them to a season-low 55 points.

In the first half guard Nick Kerr came off the bench to hit 4-of-5 threes to help USD to a commanding 44-23 intermission lead. With Duda Sanadze out of the lineup (ankle), freshman Brett Bailey started and helped USD jump out to a solid start as he scored 6 of the team's first 10 points. In addition to some excellent team defense, the Toreros received some additional solid play off the bench Thomas Jacobs (4 points, 4 rebounds) and Simi Fajemisin. Johnny Dee paced the starters with 9 points as he converted 7-of-7 from the free throw line, and the Toreros dominated the boards 21-9.

Pacific opened with an 8-0 run to start the second half to pull within 44-31, but the Toreros answered with their own 11-0 run to go up 55-31. In the run Christopher Anderson buried two threes and Dee added a bucket and trey. From there the Toreros were able to maintain a double-digit lead the rest of the way. Anderson, who was held scoreless two nights ago at Saint Mary's, almost pulled off a rare triple double as he finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Jacobs would finish with 6 points and 5 rebounds, Fajemisin would add 5 points and 5 rebounds, and Chris Sarbaugh would add 6 points. Pacific (14-11, 5-9 WCC) was paced by Tony Gill (16 points) and Sama Taku (15 points).



The Toreros (14-14, 5-10) return home to close out their regular-season schedule with a 3-game homestand beginning this Thursday, Feb. 20th, against the Portland Pilots (15-11, 7-7 WCC). Portland defeated Pepperdine earlier today 74-62.

Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99

Video Thumbnail
Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler

Video Thumbnail
CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN

Video Thumbnail
USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC

Video Thumbnail
Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game

Video Thumbnail
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic

Video Thumbnail
Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend

Video Thumbnail
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops

Video Thumbnail
Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell

Video Thumbnail
Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far

Video Thumbnail
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day

Video Thumbnail
Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win

Video Thumbnail
Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner

Video Thumbnail
Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego

Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season

Video Thumbnail
Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game

Video Thumbnail
Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win

Video Thumbnail
LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night

Video Thumbnail
ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare

Video Thumbnail
Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak

Video Thumbnail
Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015

Video Thumbnail
CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak

Video Thumbnail
Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second

Video Thumbnail
SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival

Video Thumbnail
WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win

Video Thumbnail
2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico

Video Thumbnail
Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
Video Thumbnail
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Video Thumbnail
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
Video Thumbnail
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

West Coast Conference USD
» «