STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific women's basketball team caps off their six-game homestand Thursday evening hosting the Lamar Cardinals at the Alex G. Spanos Center at 7 p.m. PST before heading to Greeley, Colorado to face Northern Colorado on Sunday at 1 p.m. PST for their first road trip of the 2017-18 campaign.
What You Need To Know
- SPEARED THE SPARTANS: Pacific set another program record against San Jose State for most points scored against a Division I team in program history, defeating the Spartans 106-97 in the first game of the Tiger Turkey Tip-Off.
- POUNDING THE GLASS: The Tigers are second in the West Coast Conference in rebounds per game averaging 45.2 with Jenelle Grant pacing the conference in defensive rebounds averaging eight per game. Grant also leads the team in total rebounds per game with 11.2.
- CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: Pacific exceeds their opponents in field-goal percentage (0.448- 0.431), free-throw percentage (0.713-0.677), rebounds (226-191), assists (92-69), blocks (17-12), steals (44-36), and points by holding their competitors to an average of 77.0 points per game.
- DOUBLE TAKER: Through only five games, the Tigers have recorded two double-doubles with Ameela Li registering her career first against UC Merced (15p, 10a) and Jenelle Grant with her first career double-double in the win over San Jose State (22p, 15r). The Tigers have also made a habit out of scoring in double digits as GeAnna Luaulu-Summers extends her streak to six games scoring over 10 points, while five players scored in double digits against the Spartans, three of those player racking up over 20 points (Finnie and Grant with 22 and Luaulu-Summers with 21).
Inside the Series
The Tigers and Cardinals go head-to-head for the first time since 1991. This season Lamar holds a 4-3 record and are coming off a win over Northern Illinois. The Cardinals are allowing their opponents to score 71.6 points per game and hold the disadvantage to their opponents in field-goal percentage, three-point field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage, and rebounds per game.
The Bears are hosting a pair of WCC matchups as they face BYU before dueling with the Tigers on Sunday. Last season when the two met, The Tigers were edged by four points as Desire Finnie paced Pacific with 13 points. Pacific held the advantage in field-goal percentage, rebounds, points in the paint and bench points, but the Bears had a game winning bucket with 23 seconds left to take the game.
This season Northern Colorado is 4-2 overall before facing BYU on Thursday. The Bears started on a four-game win streak before losing their last two contests against Quinnipiac and Fordham.
Follow the Tigers
Thursday's contest will air for free on TheW.tv, the West Coast Conference digital network. Sunday's matchup with the Bears will be streamed on Pluto.tv and is available on PacificTigers.com and audio for the game will be provided free of charge by the voice of Pacific women's basketball, Don Gubbins, available on PacificTigers.com with a direct link found on the women's basketball schedule page.
For more information about the Pacific women's basketball team, be sure to follow @Pacific_Hoops on Twitter and @pacificwbb on Instagram.
Pacific women's basketball fans can follow all of the action as if they were in the front row of every game, providing access to score updates, statistics, game recaps and more with the new Pacific Tigers Front Row app available for free in the App Store and Google Play.