A busy week of basketball is in store this week on BigWest.TV, with nineteen events airing from eight separate campuses. Seven men’s basketball games and twelve women’s basketball games are on the schedule, highlighted by visits from two top-25 women’s teams as well as three men’s and women’s double-headers. All the action starts on Monday, December 1.
Two women’s games are on tap Monday, with Long Beach State hosting Portland State at the Pyramid and UC Davis welcoming Santa Clara to the Pavilion. Both games will tip at 7:00 p.m. PT.
On Wednesday, December 3, three more games are on tap, including two double-headers. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., Cal Poly will host Loyola Marymount and Pacific will take on Portland State . Both of those games will be followed by the Cal Poly and Pacific men’s teams. At 7:00 p.m., UC Davis will face Pac-10 power Arizona State (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 25 AP) in Davis .
The Big West will face another nationally-ranked opponent on Thursday, December 4 when Cal State Fullerton hosts Vanderbilt (No. 16 in both polls). Also, UC Santa Barbara returns home after three-straight on the road to take on Nevada . Both games are scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt continues their Big West swing on Saturday, December 6 when they travel from Fullerton to Riverside to take on the Highlanders. The Commodores will be the second ranked opponent this season for UC Riverside, who played Oklahoma (No. 4 in both polls) to open the season. UCR and Vanderbilt will tip-off at 4:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., Pacific will battle Fresno State in the first game of a Tigers-Bulldogs double-header with the UOP and Fresno State men’s teams.
On Sunday, December 7, the week ends with Cal Poly hosting San Francisco, Cal State Northridge taking on San Jose State , and UC Santa Barbara meeting Gonzaga. The trio of games will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Men’s games this week begin on Wednesday, December 3 with Long Beach State facing west coast rival Pepperdine at 7:05 p.m. At approximately 7:30 p.m., Cal Poly and Pacific will host the second game of double-headers with their respective women’s teams. The Mustangs take on San Francisco while Pacific welcomes Cal State Bakersfield.
A quartet of games is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, beginning with the Cal State Fullerton Titans returning home to face Central Michigan at 6:05 p.m. UC Davis faces Cal State Bakersfield at 7:00 p.m., while UC Riverside and Southern Utah tip at the same time. The final game of the week will be the second half of a men’s and women’s basketball double-header between the Pacific Tigers and Fresno State Bulldogs. The Tigers and Bulldogs will tip at approximately 7:30 p.m.
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