Pacific Tigers men's basketball
|University||University of the Pacific|
|Conference||West Coast Conference|
|Head coach||Damon Stoudamire (1st year)|
|Arena||Alex G. Spanos Center
(Capacity: 6,150 (all seater) to 8,000)
|Colors||Black and Orange
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1966, 1967, 1971|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1966, 1967, 1971, 1979, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1979, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2013|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1933, 1936, 1947, 1966, 1967, 1979, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2010|
The University of the Pacific Tigers men's basketball team is an NCAA Division I member, part of the West Coast Conference. The team is based in Stockton, California. They play their home games at the Alex G. Spanos Center and are led by head coach Damon Stoudamire.
On July 15, 2013, Pacific left the Big West Conference to rejoin the West Coast Conference. It had been a charter member of the WCC since 1952, but left in 1971 to join the Pacific Coast Athletic Association, later renamed to the Big West Conference.
In late 2015, investigations into improper academic benefits being provided to basketball players began. On December 11, the school placed head coach Ron Verlin and assistant coach Dwight Young on suspension. On December 18, the school self imposed a postseason ban for 2016 and a reduction in scholarships due to the pending academic fraud investigations. On March 3, 2016, the school revealed that Verlin and Young were no longer employed by the university.
NCAA Tournament Results
The Tigers have appeared in nine NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 4–10.
Regional Third Place Game
Regional Third Place Game
|Long Beach State
|1979||Second Round||Marquette||L 48–73|
|1997||First Round||Saint Joseph's||L 65–75|
|2006||First Round||Boston College||L 76–88 2OT|
|2013||Second Round||Miami (FL)||L 48–79|
The Tigers have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament. Their record is 0–1.
|1998||First Round||Fresno State||L 71–73|
The Tigers have appeared in three CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–3.
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi
- "Pacific Graphic Identity Sheet" (PDF). 2006-10-05. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- "Pacific looking into ex-assistant's possible improper relationship". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- "Pacific Basketball Coaches Placed On Suspension - Pacific". www.pacifictigers.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- Wire, SI. "Pacific self-imposes postseason ban, penalties". www.si.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- "Suspended coach Verlin no longer at Pacific". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- "Pacific hires 1996 NBA Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire as coach". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.