Pacific closes out brutal 2023-2024 Men’s Basketball Season with a 102-43 loss to Pepperdine: Pacific was down 56-9 at Halftime and trailed 37-2, 12 minutes into the game(OUCH!!!!!)

Pacific ends brutal basketball season with a humiliating loss
from Adam Gretz, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

The Pacific men’s basketball team had a season to forget. It ended on Thursday night with what might have been the worst loss in a season full of bad losses.

Pacific was eliminated in the opening round of the West Coast Conference tournament on Thursday, dropping an embarrassing 102-43 decision to Pepperdine.

There are a couple of things that stand out about this game. The first is that Pepperdine hasn’t had a particularly strong season, either, with Thursday’s win only improving it to 13-19 overall and 6-11 in conference play.

The second is that Pacific managed just nine points in the first half and carried a 56-9 deficit into the break.

At one point Pacific trailed by a 37-2 margin just 12 minutes into the game.

It wraps up a season that saw Pacific go just 6-26 overall and winless in conference play.

It also “reassigned” head coach Leonard Perry on Monday after three years leading the program, leaving associate head coach Josh Newman as the interim coach.

A brutal season, with almost no hope for postseason play (barring a miracle conference tournament run) and an interim head coach is a perfect storm for the type of blowout that happened on Thursday.

Pacific has not made the NCAA tournament since 2013, but it was at least somewhat competitive a year ago with 15 wins. It is a pretty big fall from that to a six-win season that ends with a nine-point first half.