January 30, 2012

Pacific To Host Idaho State In 2012 SEARS BracketBusters on Feb. 18

Stockton, Calif. - The Tiger men's basketball team will host Idaho State on Saturday, Feb. 18 in a SEARS BracketBusters matchup. The tipoff time for the game in the Spanos Center will be at 5:00 p.m.

Pacific enters this week 7-13 overall, 3-5 in the Big West Conference. The Bengals are 7-14 overall and 5-4 in the Big Sky Conference. It will be the seventh meeting between the teams and the first since Dec. 4, 1986.

This year marks the eighth consecutive appearance in the ESPN BracketBusters event for Pacific.

Big West teams in the SEARS BracketBusters event:

Saturday, Feb. 18

Idaho State at Pacific, 5:00 p.m.
Long Beach State at No. 12 Creighton (ESPN2/ESPN3)
Montana State at Cal State Fullerton
Fresno State at Cal State Northridge
Eastern Washington at UC Irvine
Southern Utah at UC Riverside
Cal Poly at Northern Colorado
UC Davis at Northern Arizona
UC Santa Barbara at Utah State

Pacific's SEARS BracketBusters appearances:
Feb. 19, 2005 - Pacific 73, UTEP 66 (Spanos Center)
Feb. 18, 2006 - New Mexico State 79, Pacific 69 (ot) (Spanos Center)
Feb. 17, 2007 - Pacific 78, Montana 77 (at Missoula, Mont.)
Feb. 23, 2008 - Pacific 84, San Jose State 75 (Spanos Center)
Feb. 21, 2009 - San Diego 66, Pacific 60 (San Diego, Calif.)
Feb. 20, 2010 - New Mexico State 84, Pacific 78 (Spanos Center)
Feb. 19, 2011 - Oral Roberts 79, Pacific 63 (Tulsa, Okla.)