The Pacific women's basketball team announced its opponents and dates for the 2015-16 season Wednesday. The Tigers will play 14 games at the Alex G. Spanos Center and face the North Carolina Tar Heels and Arizona Wildcats on the road.
First-year head coach Bradley Davis will lead his squad into action on Nov. 7 for a home exhibition against Sonoma State. The Tigers open the 2015-16 season with six straight road games: at Bakersfield (Nov. 13), at UC Davis (Nov. 16), at Montana (Nov. 19) and at Utah State (Nov. 21) before a trip to North Carolina (Nov. 25-28).
The Tigers will face the Tar Heels of the ACC on Nov. 25 before remaining in the state for a road game at Gardner-Webb on Nov. 28.
Pacific returns to the Spanos Center on Dec. 2 for a home game against former Big West foe Long Beach State before visiting Pac-12 opponent Arizona in Tucson on Dec. 5.
The Tigers close non-conference play with three straight at home, playing host to San Jose State (Dec. 12), Cal State Stanislaus on Education Day (Dec. 15) and against Nevada on Dec. 17.
Pacific's third season of West Coast Conference play beings before Christmas, when the Tigers host San Francisco on Dec. 21 before visiting Santa Clara on Dec. 23.
New Year's eve will find the Tigers in San Diego for a road game against USD (Dec. 31) before Pacific's first game of the 2016 calendar year at BYU (Jan. 2).
The Tigers return to the Spanos Center for three straight, meeting Pepperdine (Jan. 7), Loyola Marymount (Jan. 9) and Saint Mary's (Jan. 16) before completing the first round of the WCC's double round-robin schedule at Portland (Jan. 21) and Gonzaga (Jan. 23). Pacific looks for a second-straight win in Spokane, after snapping Gonzaga's 41-game WCC home-court win streak last year.
Pacific visits Saint Mary's (Jan. 30) before welcoming BYU (Feb. 4) and San Diego (Feb. 6) to the Spanos Center. The Tigers will visit southern California for road games at LMU (Feb. 11) and Pepperdine (Feb. 13) and then play host to Portland (Feb. 18) and Gonzaga (Feb. 20) before a split final weekend of the regular season.
On Feb. 25, the Tigers visit USF before returning to campus for senior day against Santa Clara on Feb. 27.
The WCC Basketball Championship will be held once again in Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, March 3-8.
Pacific returns seven letter-winners from last season's 21-10 squad that finished third in the WCC in the regular season and advanced to the post-season for the fourth consecutive season, extending a school record.
All-West Coast Conference Second Team selection and top returning scorer Hailie Eackles (11.9 points per game) and Erin Butler, who was sixth in the WCC in three-point shooting are back for their senior seasons. Stockton native and 2014 WCC All-Freshman Team member Unique Coleman will be back for her junior campaign along with fellow junior Emily Simons. GeAnna Luaulu-Summers, a 2015 WCC All-Freshman Team honoree, along with fellow sophomores Desire Finnie and Najah Queenland also return.
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