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WCC Men's Basketball Opens Fourth Week of League Play Thursday

Jan. 13, 2015

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WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL QUICK HITS

  • As of January 5, WCC teams own a 63.9 winning percentage (76-43) vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for the complete breakdown.
  • No. 3/3 Gonzaga is the highest ranked WCC team since the Bulldogs achieved a No. 1 national ranking in 2012-13.
  • Pepperdine Jr. F. Stacy Davis is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week.  STORY/VIDEO
  • #WCChoops columnist John Crumpacker (@crumpackeronWCC) recaps third week of WCC play.  COLUMN
  • Senior guards Johnny Dee (USD) and Tyler Haws (BYU) rank in the top-five among active career scoring leaders. Dee has 1,835 points (5th) and Haws has 2,363 (1st).* Christopher Anderson (USD) is third in active career assists (677). This marks the second straight season a WCC student-athlete has been ranked in the top-five among active leaders in scoring and assists (Anthony Ireland, LMU).
  • Senior guards Johnny Dee (USD) and Kevin Pangos (GON) rank first and third nationally among active 3-point leaders. Dee has 305, Pangos 278. Sophomore guard Jared Brownridge (SCU) is sixth in 3-pointers per game (2.82) and seventh in 3-point percentage (44.1).*
  • The WCC leads the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (37.13). The league ranks third among Division I leaders in field goal percentage (45.53), seventh in scoring (71.05) and sixth in free throw percentage (70.39).*
  • BYU’s Tyler Haws and Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos earned spots on the 2015 Wooden Award top-50 Watch List and the Naismith Trophy Men’s Top-50 for the second straight season. Pangos was also named to the Bob Cousy Award, presented to the nation’s top point guard and the Oscar Robertson Award, given to the nation’s top player.
  • Four WCC student-athletes rank in the top-20 among active NCAA free throw percentage career leaders: San Diego’s Johnny Dee (2nd/90.3), BYU’s Tyler Haws (6th/88.7), Santa Clara’s Jared Brownridge (13th/86.5) and Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos (20th/85.3).*

*NCAA stats current as of 1/12/15

Triple-Double Notes
**BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth joined rarified air in NCAA Division I history when he turned in his third triple-double of the season at San Francisco. The NCAA single-season record is four; the NCAA career record is six. Below are the last five confirmed WCC triple-doubles.

Kyle Collinsworth (BYU), 12/12/10 - at San Francisco (1/3/15)
Kyle Collinsworth (BYU), 13/10/10 - vs. No. 7 Gonzaga (12/27/14)
Kyle Collinsworth (BYU), 19/12/10 - vs. Hawaii (12/6/14)
Doug Christie (PEP), 21/10/11 - vs. Saint Mary’s (2/1/91)
Kurt Rambis (SCU), 11/16/10 blocks - vs. San Francisco (1/29/77)

WCC BASKETBALL WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Thursday, January 15
Portland at Loyola Marymount - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Gonzaga at Pepperdine - 7:30 p.m.
- TWC SportsNet, ROOT NW/RM, CSN+, TheW.tv
BYU at Pacific - ESPNU - 8:00 p.m.
San Diego at Saint Mary’s - 8:00 p.m.
- CSN Bay Area, TheW.tv

Saturday, January 17
Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount - WCC Game of the Week - 1:00 p.m.
- TWC SN, ROOT NW/RM, CSN CA, TheW.tv
San Francisco at Santa Clara - 3:00 p.m.
- CSN California, TWC SportsNet, ROOT Northwest, TheW.tv
Portland at Pepperdine - 5:00 p.m.
- TWC SportsNet, ROOT Northwest, CSN+, TheW.tv
San Diego at Pacific - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
BYU at Saint Mary’s – ESPN2 - 8:00 p.m.
*All times Pacific