Women's Hoops Welcomes Santa Clara and Pepperdine

Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography
Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography

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STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific women's basketball team continues their home stand as they welcome Santa Clara on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and Pepperdine on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. On Saturday, the Pacific women's basketball team will be hosting their annual Pacific Plays Pink game where the team will recognize cancer survivors and will have special warm-up jerseys with the names of the cancer survivors on the back. Both contests will feature a live stream courtesy of TheW.tv and live stats via PacificTigers.com.

After the win over BYU, the Tigers are 10-11 overall and 4-6 in West Coast Conference battles.

What You Need To Know

  • AHEAD OF THE PACK: Since the start of the season, Pacific has led the WCC in scoring offense with 78.2 points per game and assists per game with 16.4. With a field-goal percentage of 43.2 percent (third in the WCC), the Tigers are second in the conference in both three-point field goal percentage (33.4 percent) and second in steals per game (9.4).
  • WE SCORE WAY MORE: Pacific has scored over 1,600 points thus far and lead the conference in points per game with 78.2. Their massive scoring ranks them at 30th in the nation in scoring offense.
  • DESIRE WATCH: Desire Finnie continues to close in on being the 23rd player in program history to bank 1,000 career points with 12 points remaining entering the contest with Santa Clara.

Inside the Series
Santa Clara
Dating back to 1977, the Tigers are 22-28 against the Santa Clara Broncos. In conference play, Pacific holds the advantage winning 14 of the 24 meeting with eight of those meetings have taken place since the Tigers rejoined the WCC. Pacific is looking for their first conference win since the 2014-15 season, with their last win coming at home in the Alex G. Spanos Center (87-75).

The Broncos are 7-14 overall this season and are sitting in ninth place in the WCC with a 3-7 conference record coming off back-to-back wins over San Diego and Pepperdine. Santa Clara is last in the conference in field-goal percentage, free-throws made and attempted, rebounds, and scoring offense.

Pepperdine
The Waves and Tigers meet again after the Tigers took the first meeting, 85-77 in Malibu and had five players in double-figure scoring. Pacific put up 28 fast-break points to Pepperdine's 12 and finished the game shooting 47 percent from the field.

The Waves are coming to Stockton following back-to-back losses to Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara putting them at 7-13 overall and 3-7 in the conference.

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.

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.