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Unbeaten BYU welcomes defending champ Wednesday

Jan. 15, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- West Coast Conference basketball returns to the hardwood Wednesday night with a pair of games. At 7 p.m. PT, San Diego hosts Loyola Marymount (TWC SportsNet, CSN California, ROOT Sports), and at 9 p.m. MT, BYU welcomes Saint Mary's to Provo (ESPNU).

WCC QUICK HITS

  • In the latest NCAA RPI report (Jan. 14), the WCC has three teams in the Top 75: Gonzaga (6), BYU (33), Saint Mary's (72).

  • This week's West Coast Conference Game of the Week pits BYU at Santa Clara on 1:30 Saturday. The contest will be preceded by a 30-minute pre-game show, and can be seen live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Comcast SportsNet California, and ROOT Sports.

  • Santa Clara's Kevin Foster is the WCC's all-time three-point field goals leader with 366. On Saturday, he surpassed Jeff Fryer (LMU `90) who previously held the mark at 363.

  • At 3-0, San Diego is off to its best WCC start since beginning 4-0 in 2009.

  • The popular Internet talk show WCC Live can be heard each Wednesday night at 8 p.m. PT. Hosted by Jeff Lampe, the weekly show features live interviews with WCC coaches and student athletes. Listen at blogtalkradio.com/wccsports .

  • WCC teams posted a record of 56-11 (.836) at home during non-conference play.

  • At 4-0, BYU sits alone atop the West Coast Conference men's basketball standings for the first time as a WCC member.

  • Santa Clara is the only Division I team with three 1,000 point scorers in its starting lineup.

  • This week's WCC Game of the Week pits Loyola Marymount at San Francisco at 1:30 Saturday. The contest will be preceded by "WCC This Week," and can be seen live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Comcast SportsNet California, and later Saturday on ROOT Sports.

  • LMU junior guard Anthony Ireland will be profiled on "WCC This Week" Saturday. Catch the show live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Comcast SportsNet California, and later Saturday on ROOT Sports.

  • San Francisco is 0-4 in the WCC for the second straight season. Last year, the Dons reeled off wins in 7 of their next 9 games.

  • Only five Division I teams have won at least 25 games in each of the last five seasons. Three of those teams (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's) call the WCC home. The other two: Duke, Kansas.

  • Saturday's Santa Clara at Pepperdine game will be produced by Campus Insiders on the WCC Digital platform. It can be seen live HERE .

    View the PDF above for complete team-by-team notes.