Pacific Game Preview: Tigers Take On Cal State Stanislaus in Exhibition

Mar 22, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Pacific Tigers forward Khalil Kelley (13) rebounds against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half of the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Frank Erwin Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Cal State Stanislaus at Pacific

Game Time: 7 PM PT

TV: Audio and Video available at www.pacifictigers.com

Projected Starting Lineup: Bock, Taku, Harris, Gill, Kelly

 

Ron Verlin will make his Pacific head coaching debut tonight when the Pacific Tigers take on Cal State Stanislaus in an exhibition matchup.

 

Let’s take a closer look at Cal State Stanislaus

 

Cal State Stanislaus

 

Type: Public

Students: 8,882

Location: Turlock, Calif.

Colors: Red and Gold

Mascot: Warriors

 

More Basketball Related

 

Conference: CCAA

Head Coach: Larry Reynolds

Record Last Season: 10-16 (7-15)

 

The Warriors played Pacific to kick-off the 2007-2008 season, where the Tigers whooped up on them. In an 81-59 rout, the Warriors were overwhelmed by the Tigers division one talent.

However, since these two programs have played, the Warriors have improved significantly. The Warriors have accumulated double-digit wins in every year since the 2007-2008 season, and could be poised for another one this season. The Warriors return three out of their five top scorers from last season (Marcus Walters, Sam Marcus, and Wes Bartole), their three best three point shooters (Marcus Walters, Wes Bartole, and Clinton Tremelling), and their leading distributor (Sam Marcus).

 

What to Look For:

 

Who Starts at Point Guard?

 

Head Coach Ron Verlin teased the fans during WCC media day on who the Tigers starting point guard will be. He named senior Andrew Bock the “favorite” to win the job, with freshmen David Taylor and T.J. Wallace not far behind. Although the starting lineup that Verlin throws out on the court tonight may not represent the Tigers starting lineup during the regular season, it is something to look for and could give the fans insight into who Verlin prefers running the point.

 

Senior Leadership

 

With seven seniors on the roster, the Tigers have a seasoned, battle-tested squad. However, will that be good enough to succeed in the WCC? Tonight will be the Tigers first opportunity to disprove the doubters, although every exhibition game should be taken with a grain of salt.

Topics: Basketball, College Basketball, MBB, Pacific, Pacific Tigers, WCC, West Coast Conference

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