Tigers vs Seattle
The Pacific women's basketball team steps out of conference for a Tuesday match-up with Seattle at 5 p.m. at the Alex G. Spanos Center.
The Tigers (9-7) will look to bounce back after seeing their six-game home win streak snapped Saturday against Cal State Northridge, 72-68, as the Matadors erased a 13-point half-time deficit. Pacific, which sits fourth in the early Big West standings at 3-2, has lost two home games by a combined five points.
Pacific, which turned in runs of 20-2 in each of its two previous games - to open the second half against UC Riverside and after falling behind 5-0 to Long Beach State - experienced what they'd been doling out to opponents as Northridge posted a 19-2 run to open the second half.
Freshman center Kendall Kenyon has started each of the last three games, her first college starts, and turned in two double-doubles while averaging 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. She blocked a career-high four shots against Cal State Northridge.
Junior guard Erica McKenzie sprung for a season-high 25 points, her second 20+point game of the year, draining five three-pointers on Saturday. McKenzie leads the Big West in three-pointers made per game (2.6) and three-point percentage (.400), with both marks good for top 40 rankings in the NCAA leaders.
Seattle enters Tuesday's contest at 11-7 overall. The Redhawks and Tigers have met just once previously, in December of 2008, when the Tigers took a 71-65 victory. Seattle, which competed in Division I from 1950 to 1980, took a 29-year hiatus from the top level of college sports before returning to D-I in 2008-09 as an Independent.
The Tigers and Redhawks tip-off at 5 p.m. will precede the Pacific men's team taking on CSU Bakersfield.
Following the contest, the women's team will play four straight on the road, beginning Saturday at UC Davis. The Tigers will travel to Cal Poly (1/26) and UC Santa Barbara (1/28), then Cal State Fullerton (2/4) before returning to the Spanos Center on Feb. 9 against UC Riverside.