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Official Site of the Tigers: Tigers ready to duel in the desert with Arizona
Pacific women's basketball (19-12) extended its season on Wednesday with its first WNIT since 2013 and looks to keep it going on Sunday with a win in the second round over Arizona (19-13) in Tucson.
Pacific got to the WNIT's round of 32 with a 77-72 over Fresno State in Fresno. The win came in head coach Bradley Davis' first postseason game. A win puts Pacific in the WNIT Third Round for the first time since 2013. The last win in the WNIT Second Round for Pacific also came on the road against a Pac-12 team when the Tigers defeated Washington on the road.
Bleacher Report: Pac-12 Tournament 2019: Semifinals Scores, Championship Bracket and Schedule
Washington, the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 men's basketball tournament, won its first two games to clinch a championship berth.
Life hasn't been easy for the Huskies in Las Vegas, though, as they escaped with a 78-75 win over eighth-seeded USC on Thursday before a 66-61 victory against fifth-seeded Colorado on Friday.
They await the winner of No. 2 Arizona State and No. 6 Oregon.
Here's a look at the semifinal scores and recaps as well as the entire Pac-12 bracket and schedule.
No. 1 Washington 66, No. 5 Colorado 61
Bleacher Report: Oregon Cruises Past Washington 68-48 to Win 2019 Pac-12 Tournament Title
Payton Pritchard posted 20 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals as sixth-seeded Oregon beat top-seeded Washington 68-48 in the Pac-12 men's basketball championship game on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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No. 6 Oregon handles No. 1 Washington, 68-48 to win the Pac-12 title. The Ducks join Colorado as the only team to win four games in four days to win the Pac-12 tournament. https://t.co/n9MwafMV1b
Louis King added 15 points for the 23-12 Ducks, who won their fourth Pac-12 tournament championship game in school history. Paul White added 14 points.
Official Site of the Tigers: Gallinat Selected to Participate in 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship
STOCKTON, CALIF. (Mar. 20, 2019) - The University of the Pacific's Roberto Gallinat has been selected to participate in the 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship,scheduled for April 5-7 at Minnesota's Mall of America. Gallinat is one of four players selected from the West Coast Conference.
The tournament is comprised of all-star teams of seniors, who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, representing all 32 Division I conferences. The teams will compete for a $150,000 prize pool, with the champions taking home $100,000, double the prize money from a year ago. Additionally, the winners will earn the right to compete in the 2019 USA Basketball 3x3 Open National Championship later this spring.
Pacific Takes: Oregon takes Pac-12 Tournament 'Chip
It all came down to two old rivals. Oregon and Washington are two schools that grimace at each other when they meet up, so meeting with the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Championship on the line only added to the drama at T-Mobile Arena.
Getting the automatic bid for Oregon would erase any doubt about getting to the NCAA Tournament. For Washington, getting the automatic bid helps with their seeding in The Big Dance.
The rivalry between these two schools is heated. The teams exchanged some trash talking during the first half of play, the teams exchanged some pushing and shoving, but nothing that escalated out of control.
Recordnet: College women's basketball:Pacific stops Fresno State to advance in WNIT
The Pacific women's basketball team fell behind early, and got into a little trouble in the fourth quarter. But the steadfast Tigers kept calm and kept coming.
The Tigers trailed by six points with a little more than five minutes to play, but rallied to beat the Bulldogs 77-72 in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) on Wednesday night at Save Mart Center in Fresno. The Tigers (19-12) will await the winner of today's matchup between Idaho State and Arizona, and the date of the second-round contest has not been determined.
It was the first postseason victory for fourth-year head coach Bradley Davis, who quickly made sure all the credit went to the players.
Pacific Takes: 2019 NBA Draft Pac-12 underclassmen watch: how many Pac-12 stars will declare early for the draft?
Let's breakdown which Pac-12 basketball underclassmen may or may not declare for the NBA Draft in 2019. There's probably a player or two who will declare that aren't on this list so feel free to comment with any I might have missed.
Chase Jeter Jr. C - Jeter's draft stock has fallen since he got into college after being a five-star high school recruit. The Duke transfer didn't do enough in his first year at Arizona to maximize his draft stock, but he has an NBA body and might at least test the waters, but ultimately I think he stays.
Official Site of the Tigers: Tigers advance in WNIT
There's one goal when it comes to postseason basketball; survive and advance. That's just what Pacific women's basketball did on Wednesday night in Fresno with a 77-72 win over Fresno State.
Pacific picked up its first win in the 2019 WNIT in an exciting and back and forth game against Central Valley foes Fresno State. Six Tigers scored in double figures, something that hasn't been done by Pacific since 2017 when the seven players scored in double figures. The lead changed hands 13 times in the game and it was tied 10 different times.
Valerie Higgins led the Tigers to the victory with a 20-point night.
Recordnet: Delta Mustangs lead back to the state tournament for the first time since 2015
STOCKTON - Dressed from head to toe in Delta College swag, the state-bound women's basketball team surrounded coach Gina Johnson after practice Tuesday to hear her announce team-leader Sankia Braxton was selected as a second-team junior college All-American.
Braxton is the second Delta player named for the award, following in the footsteps of All-American Necolia Simmons in 2007, but she hopes to lead her team to Delta's first state championship this weekend in Ventura.
The Mustangs are scheduled to play at 3:30 p.m. Friday against LA Trade Tech with a chance of reaching a Final Four contest on Saturday.
Pacific Takes: 2018-19 Pacific Takes Pac-12 Basketball Awards and Teams: Washington's Matisse Thybulle MVP
MVP - Matisse Thybulle Sr. G Washington
Nowell might have been the safe choice, but Thybulle was the real choice in my opinion. Like Jorge Guitierrez before him, Thybulle was the conference's best player in a down year as an impossibly-strong defender on the conference's best team.
2nd Jaylen Nowell So. G Washington 3rd Tres Tinkle Jr. F Oregon State
Coach - Mike Hopkins Washington
No question here. Hopkins pulled the Huskies from the sad cellar of the conference to the penthouse in just two seasons. He has the Huskies poised for their Pac-12 Tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance in years.
Recordnet: Local Roundup: Pacific softball sweeps visiting Bucknell
The Pacific softball team took two from visiting Bucknell on Wednesday.
The Tigers beat Bucknell 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader, then scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to steal the nightcap, 3-2. The wins move Pacific to 8-12 on the season.
In the opener, Linden High product Carly Lucchetti and Madison Kahwaty each had doubles. Hailey Reed scattered six hits in the pitcher's circle, striking out three in the shutout performance.
Lucchetti had two more hits in the second game, and Caity Sung's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth served as the go-ahead run.
Official Site of the Tigers: Tigers fall at Fullerton, 5-2
Pacific women's tennis closed out a three-match road trip today at Cal State Fullerton with a 5-2 loss.
Pacific dropped the doubles point and matches at No. 6 and No. 4 singles but rallied back with wins on court one and two to make it a 3-2 match. On court five, freshman Maya Lopez won the first set and lost in the second on a tiebreaker. Lopez battled to win and extend the match for her team, but lost to Eira Tobrand, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3. The win for Cal State Fullerton clinched the match. Freshman Jacquie Tan also had an opportunity to win in her match at No.
Official Site of the Tigers: Pacific drops tight match at Boise State
Pacific men's tennis dropped a heartbreaker today in Boise, 4-3 against Boise State men's tennis.
The Tigers dropped the doubles point and went down 2-1 after the first two matches in singles, but fought back to tie the match at 3-3 with wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles to force a decisive match on court two. In the No. 2 match, freshman Philip Hjorth and Boise State's Luka Soskic forced tiebreakers in both sets of the match, but it was Soskic who came out on top 7-6, (7-1) 7-6 (7-4) to hold off the Tigers in the match.
Official Site of the Tigers: Men's tennis falls to Cal, 4-0
Pacific men's tennis (3-8) opened a three-match road trip today against a tough Cal (5-5) team that entered the day coming off of back-to-back wins in matches against Arizona and Arizona State.
Pacific lost the doubles point with losses at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, but fought in singles. Losses on courts one, three and five for the Tigers clinched the match for Cal. The clincher came at No. 1 singles where senior Ross Watson fell 6-4, 6-3. The Tigers lost the first set in all six singles matches, but were building to force third sets in a few matches including at No.