Tigers Visit Gonzaga and Portland

Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography
Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography

Game Notes

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific women's basketball team follows their four-game home stand with a weekend trip to battle with Gonzaga on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. and Portland on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Both contests will feature a live stream courtesy of TheW.tv and audio by Don Gubbins, the voice of Pacific women's basketball.

After winning three straight games, the Tigers are 12-11 overall and sit in fifth place in the West Coast Conference with a 6-6 record.

What You Need To Know

  • WINNING FORMULA: Pacific is top three in the WCC in multiple categories:
    • FIRST
    • Assist turnover ratio: 1.12
    • Total Assists: 374
    • Assists per game: 16.3
    • Free-throw percentage: 74.7 percent
    • Scoring offense: 77.5 points per game
    • SECOND
    • Total steals: 221
    • Steals per game: 9.6
    • Three-point field goals made: 144
    • Three-point field goals per game: 6.3
    • Three-point field goal percentage: 34.0
    • THIRD
    • Field-goal percentage: 43.0 percent
    • Turnovers forced: 17.70
  • NATIONWIDE: The Tigers are also top 50 in the Nation in assists, free throws made, free-throw percentage, and scoring offense.
  • AT HOME IN SPOKANE: Pacific has won twice in Spokane and is one of just five visiting teams with multiple wins at the McCarthy Center (opened: 2004-05). Gonzaga has won 44 of the last 48 WCC home games, with Pacific accounting for half the losses.
  • DESIRE WATCH: Desire Finnie continues to close in on being the 23rd player in program history to bank 1,000 career points with six points remaining entering the contests with Gonzaga and Portland. Throughout her career as a Tiger, Finnie is averaging 17.7 points per game at the McCarthy Center.

Inside the Series
The Bulldogs are 12-0 in WCC play and 19-4 overall this season.

When the Bulldogs visited Pacific for the first game of conference play on Dec. 28, Chelsea Lidy put up 21 points, her second highest point total this season. The Tigers were downed 99-72 without senior GeAnna Luaulu-Summers, while Pacific was 14-of-18 from the line with Ameela Li perfect sinking all eight of her attempts.

Last season the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs on their home court, 65-63 and look to repeat Thursday evening.

The Tigers had one of their best games of the season in the first meeting with Portland trouncing the Pilots, 91-55 at the Alex G. Spanos Center. Anaya Brooklyn McDavid, Li, Luaulu-Summers, and Jenelle Grant all registered double-figures for the Tigers. Luaulu-Summers added 10 assists to give herself a double-double. In the duel, all 10 Tigers that saw the floor recorded at least two points and one rebound. The 91 points was the third highest points the Tigers have scored this season and their 14 steals was the second highest.

Overall, The Tigers are 10-8 against Portland and in the last nine games, the Tigers are 8-1 versus the Pilots.

This season, Portland sits in last place in the WCC with a 1-11 conference recored and 5-18 overall.

Follow the Tigers
Both Thursday's and Saturday's matchups will have a free broadcast stream provided by TheW.tv, the West Coast Conference digital network and can be accessed via PacificTigers.com and will feature audio from Don Gubbins, the voice of Pacific women's basketball.

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.