SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Returning to Leavey Center, Santa Clara women's basketball takes on Pacific Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Broncos split their Southern California road trip, falling at Pepperdine Thursday before picking up a triple overtime win at LMU Saturday.
Santa Clara is 28-21 all-time against Pacific with the first meeting coming in 1974-75. Each team picked up a win on its home court last season.
Santa Clara (9-7, 2-3 WCC) is allowing 61.9 points per game, third in the WCC, while scoring 59.7 ppg on 39.4-percent shooting from the field. The Broncos force 16.1 turnovers per game while blocking a league-high shots per game.
Tia Hay's 15.5 ppg are seventh in the conference and she leads Santa Clara with 2.9 assists pe game, 2.3 steals per game, and 25 3-pointers made. Ashlyn Herlihy is second in scoring (9.7 ppg) and rebounding (6.9 pg) with Lauren Yearwood's 7.5 rpg leading the team. Yearwood is tied for 17th in the country with 2.6 bpg and adds 6.1 ppg.
Pacific (10-5, 3-2 WCC) has lost two of three, picking up a win at home over San Diego Saturday. The Tigers are scoring 73.1 ppg on 41.6-percent shooting from the floor and 31.0-percent from downtown.
Valerie Higgins (16.5 ppg) and Ameela Li (16.2 ppg) are third and fourth in the WCC in scoring, respectively. Li is second in the conference with 4.7 apg and has knocked down a team-leading 27 3-pointers. Higgins in second in the league with 8.5 rpg and leads the Tigers with 3.5 spg. Brooklyn McDavid is scoring 14.9 ppg to go with 5.7 rpg as well.
Tickets: Season or single-game tickets are available. Click here to purchase online or contact the ticket office weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or BroncoTickets@scu.edu. Group discounts are also available through our ticket office sales and service consultants. Doors to Leavey Center, as well as its ticket office, are open one hour prior to the start of the game.
Parking: For weekday games, the Leavey Center lot, located on Accolti Way off El Camino Real, is free beginning one hour prior to tipoff. Any other parking facility on campus will be subject to normal daily rates or restrictions, including the main structure, located on Palm Drive. During the weekend, campus parking facilities are free (except for permit required locations). Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions.
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