2013-14 Preview: Pacific Tigers

Despite step up in competition, veteran Tigers should hold their own in WCC

Updated: October 14, 2013, 9:28 AM ET
By Nic Reiner | ESPN Insider

Justin CobbsAP Photo/Mark J. TerrillPacific guard Sama Taku, right, is one of the top defenders in the West Coast Conference.

Pacific Tigers

2012-13: 22-13 (13-5 Big West)
In-conference offense: 1.07 points per possession (3rd)
In-conference defense: 0.98 points per possession (1st)

After four decades in the Big West, Pacific returns to the conference it helped found half a century ago. The addition is thematically appropriate; Pacific is a small, private school, one that brings the WCC to a more balanced 10 teams.