Women's Hoops Hosts San Diego, Visits Santa Clara

Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography
Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography

Game Notes

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific women's basketball team looks to bounce back from the weekend with a pair of games hosting San Diego on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. followed by a trip to Santa Clara to duel with the Broncos on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Both contests will be streamed live on the TheW.tv.

With four games left of the regular season, the Tigers are 12-13 overall and 6-8 in the West Coast Conference.

What You Need To Know

  • 40+: The Tigers are 10-5 this season when shooting 40 percent or better. The Toreros are allowing their opponents to shoot 44 percent this season, while the Broncos' opponents shoot an average of 39 percent.
  • SHE'S THE ONE: Desire Finnie is only one point away from becoming the 23rd player in program history to reach 1,000 career points entering the home contest with San Diego.
  • BOARD IT: When the Tigers grab more boards than their opponents, they are 10-1. Pacific averages 34.3 rebounds per game with Jenelle Grant snagging an average of seven per game and Anaya Brooklyn McDavid with 6.7.

Inside the Series
San Diego
In the first meeting with San Diego, the Tigers earned their first win in the Jenny Craig Pavilion rolling over the Toreros, 81-68. Five Tigers put up double-figure points with GeAnna Luaulu-Summers pacing the squad with 22 points. McDavid posted a near double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds, while Chelsea Lidy collected 16 points and went three of three at the free-throw line.

The Toreros are 14-11 overall and are sixth in the WCC with a 7-7 record. San Diego picked up two home wins last weekend over Pepperdine and Santa Clara before their three-game road trip visiting Pacific, BYU, and Gonzaga.

This season, the Toreros are giving up 62.8 points per game along with allowing opponents to shoot 44 percent from the field and 32 percent from beyond the arc.

Santa Clara
The Broncos are 7-18 overall and 3-11 in the WCC sitting in ninth place. Their three conference wins came against Portland, San Diego, and Pepperdine, but the Broncos are currently on a four-game losing streak.

Santa Clara averages 51.6 points per game combined with a 34 percent field-goal percentage, 27 three-point field-goal percentage, and a 67 free-throw percentage.

In the first clash with the Broncos, the Tigers held Santa Clara to 11 second-half points in their 55-37 win. Grant led all scorers with 14 points and grabbed eight boards for the near double-double, while Luaulu-Summers dropped nine points and gathered six rebounds and nine assists.

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.