Pacific Tigers men's basketball

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Pacific Tigers
2016–17 Pacific Tigers men's basketball team
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University University of the Pacific
Conference West Coast Conference
Location Stockton, CA
Head coach Damon Stoudamire (1st year)
Arena Alex G. Spanos Center
(Capacity: 6,150 (all seater) to 8,000)
Nickname Tigers
Colors Black and Orange[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1967
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1966, 1967, 1971
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2004, 2005
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.[2] On December 11, the school placed head coach Ron Verlin and assistant coach Dwight Young on suspension.[3] On December 18, the school self imposed a postseason ban for 2016 and a reduction in scholarships due to the pending academic fraud investigations.[4] On March 3, 2016, the school revealed that Verlin and Young were no longer employed by the university.[5]

On March 15, 2016, Pacific hired 13-year NBA veteran and 1996 NBA Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire as head coach.[6]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

The Tigers have appeared in nine NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 4–10.

Year Round Opponent Result
1966 Sweet Sixteen
Regional Third Place Game
Utah
Houston
L 51–83
L 91–102
1967 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Texas Western
UCLA
W 72–63
L 64–80
1971 Sweet Sixteen
Regional Third Place Game
Long Beach State
BYU
L 65–78
W 84–81
1979 Second Round Marquette L 48–73
1997 First Round Saint Joseph's L 65–75
2004 First Round
Second Round
Providence
Kansas
W 66–58
L 63–78
2005 First Round
Second Round
Pittsburgh
Washington
W 79–71
L 79–97
2006 First Round Boston College L 76–88 2OT
2013 Second Round Miami (FL) L 48–79

NIT Results[edit]

The Tigers have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1998 First Round Fresno State L 71–73

CIT Results[edit]

The Tigers have appeared in three CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2009 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Portland
Idaho
Bradley
W 82–76
W 69–59
L 49–59
2010 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Loyola Marymount
Northern Colorado
Appalachian State
Missouri State
W 86–76
W 63–59
W 64–56
L 65–78
2014 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Grand Canyon
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi
San Diego
Murray State
W 69–67
W 89–60
W 60–75
L 75–98

Notable players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pacific Graphic Identity Sheet" (PDF). 2006-10-05. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Pacific looking into ex-assistant's possible improper relationship". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Pacific Basketball Coaches Placed On Suspension - Pacific". www.pacifictigers.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  4. ^ Wire, SI. "Pacific self-imposes postseason ban, penalties". www.si.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Suspended coach Verlin no longer at Pacific". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  6. ^ "Pacific hires 1996 NBA Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire as coach". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.