SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pierre Crockrell II scored 12 points, Jahlil Tripp grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds and Pacific beat San Francisco 60-48 on Thursday night.
Pacific snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Dons and won at San Francisco for the first time since 2007.
Six Tigers scored at least eight points and James Hampshire added to the a 51-32 rebounding advantage with 12 boards. With USF shooting only 28% overall and just 3 of 24 from 3-point range, 41 of the Tigers’ rebounds came on the defensive end.
Pacific led 29-13 at halftime as the Dons were only 5-of-28 shooting for 18% and missed all 13 of their 3-point attempts. The Tigers led just 12-9 midway through the half but Crockrell made three consecutive baskets as Pacific closed the half outscoring USF 17-4.
Charles Minlend scored eight straight points in an 18-6 run to open the second half and get USF within four but that was close as the Dons would get.
Jimbo Lull had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Dons and Minlend added 13 points.
The Tigers evened the season series against the Dons with the win. San Francisco defeated Pacific 79-75 on Jan. 11.
Pacific takes on Pepperdine at home on Saturday. San Francisco plays Brigham Young on the road on Saturday.
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