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WCC Men's Basketball Races to the Midway Point of 2014-15

Jan. 20, 2015

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WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL QUICK HITS

  • As of January 20, WCC teams own a 63.9 winning percentage (76-43) vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for the complete breakdown.
  • Senior center Brad Waldow of Saint Mary’s is the WCC Player of the Week.  RELEASE
  • #WCChoops columnist John Crumpacker (@crumpackeronwcc) recaps week four of WCC action.  STORY
  • No. 3/3 Gonzaga is the highest ranked WCC team since the Bulldogs achieved a No. 1 national ranking in 2012-13.
  • Senior guards Johnny Dee (USD) and Tyler Haws (BYU) rank in the top-five among active career scoring leaders. Dee has 1,869 points (5th) and Haws has 2,417 (1st).* Christopher Anderson (USD) is third in active career assists (689). 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 306, Pangos 283. Sophomore guard Jared Brownridge (SCU) is sixth in 3-pointers per game (2.79) and 11th in 3-point percentage (43.5).*
  • The WCC leads the nation in field goal percentage (45.47). The league ranks second among Division I leaders in 3-point field goal percentage (36.97), sixth in scoring (71.03) and fifth in free throw percentage (70.53).*
  • BYU’s Tyler Haws and Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer earned spots on the 2015 Wooden Award Mid-Season Top-25 list. 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-30 among active NCAA free throw percentage career leaders: San Diego’s Johnny Dee (3rd/90.7), BYU’s Tyler Haws (7th/88.6), Santa Clara’s Jared Brownridge (14th/86.9) and Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos (26th/84.6).*

*NCAA stats current as of 1/19/15

TRIPLE-DOUBLE NOTES
**BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth joined rarified air in NCAA Division I history when he turned in his fourth triple-double of the season at Pacific (1/15/15), tying the NCAA single-season record. The NCAA career record is six. Below are the last six confirmed WCC triple-doubles.

Kyle Collinsworth (BYU), 17/11/11 - at Pacific (1/15/15)
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 22
Pacific at Portland - 7:00 p.m.
- ROOT Northwest, CSN Bay Area, TheW.tv
Pepperdine at San Francisco - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Loyola Marymount at Santa Clara - 8:00 p.m.
- CSN California,TWC SportsNet, TheW.tv
Saint Mary’s at Gonzaga – ESPNU - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 24
BYU at San Diego (WCC Game of the Week) - 1:00 p.m.
- TWC SN, ROOT NW/RM, CSN CA, TheW.tv
Pacific at Gonzaga - 5:00 p.m.
- ROOT NW/RM, TWC SportsNet, CSN California, TheW.tv
Loyola Marymount at San Francisco - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Saint Mary’s at Portland - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Pepperdine at Santa Clara - 8:00 p.m.
- CSN California, ROOT Northwest, Rocky Mountain, TheW.tv

*All times Pacific