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Six #WCChoops Teams Ready For Postseason

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#WCCHOOPS IN THE 2016 POSTSEASON

  • Five WCC teams have earned 20-win season matching the 2014-15 season for the most 20-win teams in conference history.
  • For the second consecutive year, the West Coast Conference is sending a record six teams to postseason play with two program selected to the NCAA Tournament and four earning trips to the postseason WNIT.
  • The WCC holds an all-time record of 16-34 in the NCAA Tournament (34 overall berths) and 25-34 in the NWIT/WNIT (35 overall berths). 
  • BYU and San Francisco earned berths into the NCAA Tournament to mark the fourth time in five years that the WCC has sent two teams to NCAA postseason play. It is the 11th time in the history of the conference that multiple teams have earned bids to the tournament.
  • BYU is making its 12th NCAA Tournament appearance and fourth since joining the West Coast Conference in 2011.
  • San Francisco is making its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 1997.
  • The four teams selected to the NIT - Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s, San Diego and Santa Clara - matches the 2014-15 season for the most WCC teams selected to the tournament in a single season.
  • Gonzaga is making its fifth WNIT appearance and first since 2008.
  • Saint Mary’s is making its ninth WNIT appearance and 7th consecutive.
  • San Diego is making its sixth WNIT appearance and 5th consecutive.
  • Santa Clara is making its sixth WNIT appearance. The Broncos won the 1991 NWIT (predecessor to WNIT) - the only postseason women’s basketball championship in WCC history.
  • The West Coast Conference finished non-conference play with a 10-16 record against the Power 5 conferences, finishing with winning or even records against the ACC (1-1), Big Ten (1-0) and Big 12 (2-1) while also earning victories against the Pac-12 (5-11) and SEC (1-3). 

WCC BASKETBALL POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 17
San Diego at Northwestern (WNIT) - BTNPlus on BTN2Go - 5 p.m.
UC Riverside at Gonzaga (WNIT) - TheW.tv - 6 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Saint Mary’s (WNIT) - TheW.tv - 7 p.m.

Friday, March 18
Santa Clara at Fresno State (WNIT) - The MW Network - 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 19
#7 BYU vs #10 Missouri (NCAA) - ESPN2 - 3:30 p.m.
#10 San Francisco vs #4 Stanford (NCAA) - ESPN2 - 6 p.m.

All times Pacific