The Pacific Tigers men's basketball team represents the University of the Pacific. They are 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 Leonard Perry.
|University||University of the Pacific|
|Head coach||Leonard Perry (1st season)|
|Conference||West Coast Conference|
|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, 1971, 1979, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010|
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 ResultsEdit
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||6||Second Round||(3) Marquette||L 48–73|
|1997||13||First Round||(4) Saint Joseph's||L 65–75|
|2006||13||First Round||(4) Boston College||L 76–88 2OT|
|2013||15||Round of 64||(2) 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 has retired five jersey numbers.
|Pacific Tigers retired numbers|
|5||Dell Demps||PG / SG||1988–1992|
|23||John Gianelli||C / PF||1969–1972|
- Leroy Wright (1958)
- Leroy Wright (1959)
- Keith Swagerty (1966)
- Keith Swagerty (1967)
- John Gianelli (1971)
- Ron Cornelius (1979)
- Michael Olowokandi (1998)
- Miah Davis (2004)
- David Doubley (2005)
- Christian Maråker (2006)
- Pacific Tigers Graphic Identity Sheet (PDF). October 18, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
- "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.