Saturday: Matadors (15-12, 11-4) at Tigers (16-11, 9-6)

Alonso Tacanga

Where: Spanos Center, Stockton.

Time: 7 p.m. (Covered live in this blog).


G – 3 Mark Hill (5-10, junior) – 20 Michael Kirby, G (5-11, senior)
Last season, Kirby sank an incredible buzzer-beating shot that sent a sure-Matador win into overtime. Pacific won in the extra period.

G – 4 Rob Haynes (6-4, senior) – 2 Chad Troyer (6-4, senior)
Troyer is the Tigers’ leading scorer at 11 points per game.

G – 20 Kenny Daniels (6-4, junior) – 42 Joe Ford (6-6, junior)
Daniels scored a career-high 24 points against UC Davis. The only reason the guard doesn’t get heard of as much is his low-key approach to the game.

F – 14 Willie Galick (6-8, junior) – 21  Anthony Brown (6-7, senior)
Brown’s numbers are down from last season (and from the season before). He’s gone from 10.7 to 8.4 ppg. He still shoots 50 percent from the field though.

F – 33 Tremaine Townsend (6-9, senior) – 34 Sam Willard (6-9, sophomore)
Townsend played limited minutes (22) due to foul trouble int the last game and his Matadors still won by 20-plus. To beat Pacific, CSUN will need Townsend on the floor.

11 Rodrigue Mels , G, 6-3, senior

41 Bryan LeDuc, F, 6-8, senior

Matadors: Bobby Braswell
Tigers: Bob Thomason

: Josh Jenkins was in a car crash and had to have surgery to repair internal injuries. He’s out for the season.
Tigers: None.

The Matadors are 4-16 in the all-time series against Pacific and 0-8 at Stockton … The Tigers’ coach, Bob Thomason, is the winningest coach in the history of the Big West Conference. He has 208 league wins … CSUN’s Kenny Daniels’ 24 points against UC Davis on Thursday marked the sixth time in the last seven games that the guard scored in double figures … Pacific will be celebrating Senior Day, bidding goodbye to seniors Anthony Brown, Michael Kirby, Bryan LeDuc, Chad Troyer and James Doran … A CSUN win will clinch an outright regular-season championship for the Matadors, but they can still win it with a loss combined with a UC Santa Barbara win against Long Beach State (tonight at 7 p.m.).