This is it - preseason Big West favorite Pacific's last chance to rein in runaway UCI before the stretch run starts. The Anteaters (12-8, 8-0) were 4-8 in non-conference play, but they suddenly found their mojo once BWC play started. They've already beaten UOP once,a 70-61
decision at their Bren Events Center, a game in which the Tigers led most of the way except for an explosive final five from the best three-point shooting team in the conference (42.7%).
Pacific? Well, they've fought through a tough pre-league schedule, winning at Western Kentucky
and taking Texas A&M
to the mat. But they're 4-2 in conference, and all they have to show for their efforts is a RPI that's currently five points worse than UCI's (128-133). But Bob Thomason's club has the best field goal shooting in the BWC (48.7%) and the most efficient defense (92.6 pts per 100 opp. poss.), and they won't be afraid to use them tonight.
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