The Tigers are 11-0 at Spanos Center and have outscored opponents by an average of 17.8 points per game, but should be challenged by Cal Poly tonight.
The Mustangs handed Pacific its only defeat in the past seven weeks, a 96-95 triple overtime win on Jan. 12 at Mott Gym. The Tigers (18-3, 8-1) have won six consecutive games since and hold a two-game lead in the Big West Conference standings over second-place Cal Poly (12-8, 6-3).
Pacific’s starters all played 34-plus minutes in the loss last month and combined for 83 points, while the bench contributed just 12 points. Junior center Molly Schlemer carried Cal Poly’s offense with 28 points and should see more double teams from Pacific tonight.
It should be fast-paced and if both teams shoot well, it should be high-scoring as well. Ultimately, Pacific wins 78-67.