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Gonzaga-Pacific key matchup: Tigers’ Roberto Gallinat still making his points coming off the bench

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7 p.m.

Senior guard Roberto Gallinat doesn’t start and doesn’t play the most minutes, but he still leads Pacific in scoring.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Gallinat has been on a roll, averaging 19.6 points over the last five games to boost his overall average to 15.3. His shooting percentages aren’t off the charts (43.9 on field goals, 38.4 on 3-pointers) but he has a knack for getting to the free-throw line. He’s in the top three nationally in attempts (127) and makes (110). Of his last 98 points, 51 have come at the line.

Gallinat has been more productive coming off the bench than he was starting the first nine games. He started 32 games last season and averaged a team-high 14.6 points.

Gonzaga’s defensive options include Josh Perkins, Geno Crandall and Zach Norvell Jr., depending upon who the Tigers have on the floor alongside Gallinat.

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert rejects Pacific guard Roberto Gallinat’s shot during December 2017 game. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert rejects Pacific guard Roberto Gallinat’s shot during December 2017 game. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

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