STOCKTON, Calif. – Saturday will serve as the Pacific men's and women's basketball teams final doubleheader of the season with the Tigers' men's team set to host Pepperdine at 7:00 p.m.
vs. Pepperdine (11-11, 4-4 WCC)
Saturday, February 2, 2019
7:00 p.m. • Alex G. Spanos Center
Where to Watch
Saturday's contest will be broadcasted by Stadium and will be streamed on TheW.tv.
Infiniti Timeout Challenge
Just a reminder Damon Stoudamire is 1-of-48 Division I coaches and the only from the WCC to be participating in this year's Infiniti Timeout For The Win Campaign. For every timeout Coach Stoudamire calls $1 will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Other ways to help Coach Stoudamire:
- Vote for him each day at INFINITITIMEOUT.com
- Post a picture of you calling a timeout and post it to your Twitter or Instagram using #TIMEOUTFTW and #COACHDAMONSTOUDAMIRE
- Retweet Twitter posts that Coach Stoudamire posts that include #TIMEOUTFTW
Last Time Out
- Pacific fell to Loyola Marymount, 60-42, in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
- Lafayette Dorsey led the Tigers offensively with 12 points.
- Jail Tripp had 11 points and totaled a team-high six rebounds.
- Pacific and Pepperdine meet for the 67th time with the Tigers leading the all-time series 35-31
- The Tigers are 18-10 all-time against The Waves at the Alex G. Spanos Center.
- Three of Pacific's four regular-season wins versus Pepperdine since 2013-14 have come at the Alex G. Spanos Center.
About the Tigers
- Pacific remains above .500 on the season, compiling a 12-11 overall record thus far this season.
- Roberto Gallinat leads three players in double-figure scoring, averaging 14.7 points per game. Dorsey follows with 11.7 points, while Tripp averages 11.1 points per game.
- Tripp is third on the team in scoring, while also leading with 6.1 rebounds per game, 2.9 assists per game, and 1.5 steals per game.
- Pacific leads the Conference and is ranked 18th nationally with a 76.2 free throw percentage. The Tigers are second in the NCAA with 397 made free throws.
- WCC free throw percentage leader Dorsey is 14th among all Division I athletes with 90.5 accuracy.
- The Waves enter the weekend with an 11-11 overall record, which includes a 4-4 record in conference play.
- Pepperdine is coming off of an 83-58 win at Portland.
- Guard Colbey Ross is fifth in the WCC in scoring with 18.9 points per game, which includes a 44.1 field goal percentage and an 84.1 free throw percentage. In addition, the
- Junior forward Kameron Edwards follows closely with 17.6 points per game. He also pulls down a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game.
- Senior guard Eric Cooper Jr. takes most of his shots from long range, totaling 57 on the season.
- In addition to leading the WCC in three-pointers (9.3 p/gm), Pepperdine also leads in both three-point offense (40.5%) and three-point defense (26.6%) in all league games.
WCC Player of the Week
The Tigers have had two WCC Player of the Week selections this season:
Ajare Sanni was named WCC Player of the Week on December 31, 2018 after shooting 50 percent (8-16) from the field, including a 60 percent (3-5) effort from beyond the arc, and 80 percent (4-5) from the free throw line for a team-leading 23 points in the Tigers win over UC Irvine on Saturday. His game totals included two steals, one assist, and one rebound.
Anthony Townes snagged conference weekly honors on December 17, 2018 following following two stellar performances that helped the Tigers to a 2-0 finish, with wins over Long Beach State (74-68) and Cal State Northridge (79-77). Townes averaged 19 points with 70.6 percent shooting from the field and 93.3 percent shooting from the free throw line. In addition, he averaged 7.5 rebounds.
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