STOCKTON – The West Coast Conference announced its nine-week league schedule earlier this week, placing the final touches on the Tigers complete slate for the 2017-18 season.
The University of the Pacific men's basketball team will play 14 non-conference contests this season, eight of which are set to be played at home in the Alex G. Spanos Center. The Tigers will play host to Bethesda University, UC Davis, Nevada, Arkansas-Fort Smith, UNLV, and the MTE Round Robin, which will feature Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Texas State, and Canisius over Thanksgiving weekend.
The non-conference road schedule will include visits to Stanford, Air Force, UC Riverside, UC Davis, Wyoming and Arizona State.
The WCC season tips off December 28, 2017 and every team is in action with each squad playing two games per week throughout the course of the season. This year marks the second in which the Conference schedule will not feature travel partners.
Pacific will open West Coast Conference play against defending Conference Champion and NCAA Tournament Runner-up Gonzaga before traveling back to Stockton for its home opener against Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Dec. 30.
Following the New Year, Pacific will endure two weeks of split weekend play. It will make a short tip to Saint Mary's on the Jan. 4 and host BYU on Jan. 6. The Tigers will remain at home for a Jan. 11 matchup against San Diego before heading to Portland on Jan. 13.
The Tigers' welcome Pepperdine and Saint Mary's on Jan. 18 and Jan. 20, respectively, and then will close out the month at San Francisco (Jan. 25) and BYU (Jan. 27).
Pacific will split its eight final contests, four at home and four on the road, beginning with a road trip to Santa Clara (Feb. 1) and Pepperdine (Feb. 3). The Tigers will take on WCC powerhouse Gonzaga (Feb. 8) and Portland (Feb. 10) on their home court. The Tigers final four regular-season contests include a game at San Diego (Feb. 15), home contests against Santa Clara (Feb. 17) and San Francisco (Feb. 22), and a game at Loyola Marymount on Feb. 24.
The West Coast Conference will celebrate 10 years in Las Vegas this year when the 2018 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships returns to the Orleans Arena from March 1-6.
The WCC plans to release an announcement regarding the full slate of Conference telecasts in the coming month.
Season tickets for Pacific men's basketball are on sale now through the Pacific ticket office. Four-game ticket packages and individual game tickets will be made available as teams near the start of the 2017-18 season.