Tigers head to #23 Cal on Sunday

Tigers head to #23 Cal on Sunday

Pacific women's basketball (1-0) takes to the road this weekend to face off against the No. 23 Golden Bears of Cal (3-0) at Haas Pavilion. 

GAMEDAY INFO...

Pacific at Cal | Sunday, November 18 | 2:00 p.m. PST

Venue: Haas Pavillion

Video (Provided by PAC-12 Network): https://pac-12.com/live/university-california

Audio (Don Gubbins on the call): http://bit.ly/2OzThtV

Stats (Provided by Cal): http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=233930

GAME NOTES


Season opening W...

  • Pacific went on the road to UC Davis and picked up an 83-80 victory over the Big West Champs. Ameela Li led the way with 27 points.  Valerie Higgins posted a double-double in her first game as a Tiger and Brroklyn McDavid set  a career-high in points with 24.

Player of the Week...

  • Ameela Li scooped up WCC Player of the Week honors for her role in the season-opening victory. The senior guard had 27 points,  four rebounds, seven assists and four steals in the contest.

Postseason Accolades...

  • Last year, GeeAnna Luaulu-Summers was named the All-WCC First Team and Brooklyn McDavid and Ameela Li earned ALL-WCC Honorable Mention honors. Additionally, McDavid earned the Tigers first WCC All-Freshman Team selection since the 2014-15 season. Li and McDavid both return this year.

Top of the Heap...

The Tigers were top-three in the Conference last year in 15 categories. They were...

First

  • Assist to turnover ratio (1.10)
  • Fewest turnovers (439)
  • Free-throw percentage (75.1)
  • Scoring offense (75.2)
  • Turnover margin (3.75)

Second

  • Assists (484)
  • Free throws made (469)
  • Steals (293)
  • Three-pointers attempted (611)
  • Three-pointers made (201)
  • Turnovers forced (17.47)
  • Turnovers per game (13.7)

Third

  • Field goal percentage (41.9)
  • Steal per game (9.2)
  • Three-pointers made per game (6.3)
  • Three-pointer percentage (32.9)

Among the nation's best...

  • Pacific was top-50 in the nation last year in three categories: Free-throw percentage (48th), Scoring offense (38th) and turnover margin (45th).

Home Cookin'...

  • The Tigers were 10-7 last year at the Alex G. Spanos Center.

Look who's back...

  • Down the stretch last year, the Tigers went with a starting lineup of: Luaulu-Summer, McDavid, Blakeslee, Li and Sumsion in eight of the final 12 games. Of that starting five, McDavid, Blakeslee, Li and Sumsion all return for this season. However, Sumsion will be unavailable this year as she takes her mission trip.

Double-Digits...

  • Sophomore Brooklyn McDavid dropped ten or more points in  18 games last year. Additionally, she had double-doubles against UCF and BYU last season as well.