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November 23, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Scouting report: Pacific

T.J. Wallace leads Pacific.

T.J. Wallace is the only returning starter for Pacific. (Photo credit:

Scouting report: Seattle University.
Game info: 5 p.m. Sunday at KeyArena (9,686 capacity).

TV: Pac-12 Networks (Kevin Calabro and Kevin O’Neill).
Radio: KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton).

Record: 2-1.
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Game notes: Pacific and Washington.

Coach: Ron Verlin is 20-17 in his second year with the Tigers. Verlin was named head coach at Pacific on March 26, 2013. He has been a part of the program the last 20 years, including 19 as the associate head coach under former head coach Bob Thomason. Verlin was on the staff for five NCAA Tournament appearances and the program’s seven Big West Conference titles. He helped Thomason and the Tigers to 354 wins, including 10 seasons with 20 or more wins.
Picked to finish last in the 10-team West Coast Conference by league coaches in a preseason poll.

Series: After losing the first game, Washington won the next half dozen and lead 6-1 in a series that began in 1971.
Last meeting: The Huskies won 72-54 on Nov. 29, 2008 at Alaska Airlines Arena. Quincy Pondexter finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Justin Dentmon added 15 points and Jon Brockman 13. Washington converted just 12 of 24 free throws and committed 19 turnovers. However, the Huskies never trailed and led by at least nine points throughout the second half.

Previous game: Pacific throttled NAIA opponent Pacific Union 81-56 last Thursday.
Point spread: Washington is a 10-point favorite.


— Sophomore guard T.J. Wallace is the only returning starter. He leads the Tigers with a 16.0 scoring average. Suffered a sprained ankle during a 68-50 defeat at UC Irvine in the second game. He missed last Thursday’s game, ankle injury, but is expected to play Sunday.

— Forward Eric Thompson is a 6-8 forward, who has made a big splash in his first year with the Tigers. He’s second on the team with a 10.3 scoring average.


— Last season Pacific finished 18-16 overall and 6-12 in the WCC for an eighth-place tie during its first year in the conference after a 43-year absence. The Tigers advanced to the CIT seminfinals, but they return just four players who saw any action last season.

— Pacific lost its top five scorers and and top seven of eight.

— Needed a layup with 2.1 seconds remaining for a 73-71 win at Western Illinois in the opener.

C – Sami Eleracky, 7-0, 245, So., 4.7 ppg., 5.7 rpg., 1.3 bpg.
F – Eric Thompson, 6-8, 240, Jr., 10.3, 5.3, 22.3 mpg.
G – Ray Bowles, 6-5, 190, Fr., 7.0, 4.0, 2.3 apg.
G – T.J. Wallace,6-3, 205, So., 16.0, 7.0, 2.5
G – David Taylor, 6-3, 180, So., 6.7, 3.0, 2.0

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