The Tigers (4-1) are off to their best start since the 2012-13 season and open a stretch of two games in three days on Thursday night against Seattle (0-8) in a 7 p.m. game at the Alex G. Spanos Center.
December 6, 2018
Seattle at Pacific | 7:00 p.m. PST
Venue: Alex G. Spanos Center
Video (Provided by theW.tv): https://wccsports.com/watch/?id=153315
Stats (Provided by Pacific): http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=235915
Last time out...
Pacific went on the road to San Jose State last week and picked up the team's biggest win of the season, 91-64. All five starters scored in double figures and Jessica Blakeslee led the way with a career-high 21 points. It was the first time the Tigers scored 90 points this season.
Pacific's 4-1 start is the team's best since the 2012-13 season when the Tigers when their first seven games. That year, the Tigers ran to the Third Round of the WNIT.
Ameela Li is shooting 51.6% from the field to start the season and 57.9% from three-point range, good for seventh in the nation. She leads the team with 18.4 points per game and in assists per game with 5.4
Sophomore guard and USC transfer, Valerie Higgins, erupted against Wyoming on 11/24 for 28 points, six steals, eight rebounds and two assists. Her 28 points were the most by any Tiger this year. In her five games at Pacific so far, she's scored in double-digits in each game. She leads the team in double-doubles this season with two.
Few teams in the nation do a better job than the Tigers when it comes to ball control. The Tigers are...
Third in the nation in fewest turnovers
- 14th in fewest fouls
- 16th in turnover margin
- 22nd in turnovers per game
Pacific either leads the league as individuals or a team in the following categories:
- Free throw percentage (team; .812)
- Turnover margin (team; +7.8)
- Assist/turnover ratio (team; 1.3)
- Assists (Ameela Li, 5.4/g)
- Steals (Valerie Higgins, 3.4/g)
- Three-point percentage (Ameela Li, .579)
Series history against Seattle...
- Series record: Pacific leads 4-0
- Last meeting: 2017, Pacific Won 85-73
- First meeting: 2008, Pacific won 71-69
- Biggest win: 2017, 85-73
- Biggest loss: N/A