Memo to Big West teams who think that Pacific is nothing more than The Christian Maraker Show
after the Tigers lost the other four starters from last year's team: nope, sorry. Meet Johnny Gray, a juco transfer from Moorpark College (Calif.), who spent a lot of time on the bench during his first year in Stockton (3.9 ppg). During the Tigers' 9-4 start, he's been their secret weapon - the 6-1 senior guard has led Pacific in scoring three times, and has shot 49.2% from Threeland for the season (29-59).And last night was Johnny's time to break through. Against a previously undefeated Big 12 squad, he went wild for a career-high 28 (including 5-for-7 from behind the line), made all nine of his freebies, and keyed a torrid 17-3 Tiger run that put the game away. Pacific was able to punish Texas A&M-College Station for their insolence and indolence, denying them those road-weighted RPI points that they were too lazy to try for last season. Stick to that SWAC schedule, Aggies.