The sliding Tigers (19-6, 9-4) have theoretically found the matchup that could cure some of what ails them in the last-place Titans, who will look to avenge a 67-55 defeat on Jan. 26 at Titan Gym.
Pacific has lost 3 of 4 and fallen into a tie for first place in the Big West Conference standings with Hawaii with five games left to play. It’s vital for Pacific to win its two home games against the Titans and UC Riverside Saturday before playing its final three regular season games on the road at Long Beach State, UC Irvine and UC Davis.
Look for the Tigers to take some of their residual anger out on the Titans. Pacific won by 12 three weeks ago, so add 10 for being at home and subtract five because of the poor play recently. The Tigers will win 72-55.