Josh Carter | Posted: 10 Feb 2021 | Updated: 12 Feb 2021

Pacific up Next for BYU

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Gonzales Drive vs. Pepperdine 2020-21

STOCKTON, Calif. — Fresh off a 57-43 win at Pepperdine, BYU women’s basketball continues its road trip at Pacific on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Alex G. Spanos Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. PST and the game will be streamed live on the WCC Network.

BYU at Pacific Game Notes


  • The Cougars relied on their stifling defense to overcome the Waves on Tuesday, giving up a season-low 43 points to move to 8-2 in WCC play
  • BYU remains in second place in the WCC standings, 2.5 games back from No. 17 Gonzaga and a game ahead of third-place San Diego
  • Lauren Gustin is the nation’s second-leading rebounder, pulling down 12.9 rebounds per contest. She also ranks second in the country in defensive rebounds per game (9.6)
  • Sara Hamson tied her career high with nine blocks vs. Pepperdine and ranks 15th in the NCAA in blocks per game (2.7)
  • Shaylee Gonzales is the WCC’s second-leading scorer (18.1 ppg) and leads the team in steals (2.6) and assists (3.9) per contest
  • Paisley Johnson Harding (12.5 ppg) and Gustin (12.0) are also averaging double figures in scoring for BYU
  • As a team, the Cougars rank 20th in the nation in assists per game (17.1) and 22nd in field-goal percengage defense (.353)

ABOUT PACIFIC (6-9, 4-8)

  • The Tigers, who fell 69-67 in the final seconds to Portland on Monday, currently sit in eighth place in the WCC standings
  • Senior guard Valerie Higgins (16.5 ppg) and senior forward Brooklyn McDavid (11.7 ppg) pace Pacific in scoring. Higgins (8.8 rpg) and McDavid (5.6 rpg) also lead the Tigers in rebounds
  • Senior guard Lianna Tillman (4.3 apg) is Pacific’s assist leader while Higgins is averaging a team-best 3.3 steals per contest
  • The Tigers are averaging 69.4 points per contest while giving up 72.5 to their opponents
  • Pacific ranks fourth in the WCC in scoring offense (69.4), third in three-point percentage (.337) and fourth in steals per game (9.0)


  • The Cougars boast an 18-4 all-time series advantage over Pacific
  • BYU is 7-2 when playing against the Tigers in Stockton
  • The Cougars cruised to an 81-60 win over Pacific earlier this season in Provo


BYU will conclude its road trip on Saturday, Feb. 13, when it plays Saint Mary’s at the University Credit Union Pavilion. The game will tip-off at 12 p.m. PST and a live stream will be available on the WCC Network.

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