STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific women's basketball team travels south to Fresno State on Thursday to continue the 39-year series at 7 p.m. before returning home to host No. 25 California at the Alex G. Spanos Center at 2 p.m on Sunday. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a Beat Cal t-shirt.
What You Need To Know
- SUMMERSTIME: Senior GeAnna Luaulu-Summers leads the Tigers in points per game with 16.6. In the loss to Northern Colorado, Luaulu-Summers dropped 16 points to make it eight straight games she has scored in double figures. The San Francisco native is also 50 points away from breaking into the 1000-point club, putting her in the program's top 25 of the all-time scoring list.
- UP TOP: The Tigers continue to lead the West Coast Conference in assists per game with 17.3 and scoring offense averaging 80.0 points per game and are second in free-throw percentage (73%) and fewest turnovers committed.
- HOT STREAK: Ameela Li is having a career-high start to the season scoring in double digits in all but one game for the Black and Orange this season. Her six-game streak of recording 10 or more points per game is a career high for Li as she averages 14.4 points per 40 minutes.
- BROOKLYN IS STILL NOT SLEEPING: Newcomer Anaya Brooklyn McDavid has scored in double figures in five of the seven games she has played in and is averaging 20.8 points per 40 minutes and 6.6 rebounds per game in her first seven games of her collegiate career. She is second in the West Coast Conference with a 61.4 field-goal percentage, which is also top 25 in the nation.
Inside the Series
This will be the 47th meeting between Fresno State and Pacific dating back to 1978. In last year's duel with the Bulldogs, the two met at the Stockton Arena and the Tigers were edged by the Bulldogs 74-67 with Luaulu-Summers pacing the Tigers with 15 points. This season, the Bulldogs hold a 2-5 record overall and a 1-2 at home with their most recent game resulting in a loss to Northridge. Fresno State is allowing their opponents to average 70.0 points per game, while the Bulldogs average 62.1.
The Tigers and Golden Bears renew the series with their first matchup since 2014. The Tigers hold the advantage over the Bears in points per game (80.0-75.4), rebounds per game (42.1 -40.0), steals (67-48), and free-throw percentage (73%-65%). California is 5-2 this season with losses coming at No. 1 Connecticut and against No. 23 Missouri but are coming over back-to-back wins over Seattle and Santa Clara, future opponents of the Tigers.
Follow the Tigers
Thursday's contest will air for free on the Mountain West Network with the broadcast link available on PacificTigers.com. Audio for the game will be provided free of charge with the voice of Pacific women's basketball, Don Gubbins, which can also be found on PacificTigers.com.
Sunday's matchup with the Golden Bears will have a free broadcast stream provided by TheW.tv, the West Coast Conference digital network. Fans be sure to arrive to the game early as the first 500 fans will receive a free Beat Cal t-shirt.
For more information on 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 for every game with the new Pacific Tigers Front Row app available for free in the App Store and Google Play. The app provides access to score updates, statistics, game recaps and more.