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WCC Men's Basketball Set For Another Competitive Week of League Play

Feb. 3, 2015

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WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL QUICK HITS

  • As of February 3, WCC teams own a 64.2 winning percentage (77-43) vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for the complete breakdown.
  • Gonzaga freshman forward Domantas Sabonis is the WCC Player of the Week.  RELEASE
  • #WCChoops Columnist John Crumpacker reviews Week Six of WCC Play. STORY  |  COMPLETE ARCHIVES
  • No. 2/2 Gonzaga is the highest ranked WCC team since the Bulldogs achieved a No. 1 national ranking in 2012-13. Gonzaga was the overall No. 1 national seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
  • Senior guards Johnny Dee (USD) and Tyler Haws (BYU) rank in the top-five among active career scoring leaders. Dee has 1,918 points (6th) and Haws has 2,486 (1st).*
  • Christopher Anderson (USD) is third in active career assists (705). 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 313, Pangos 291. Sophomore guard Jared Brownridge (SCU) is sixth in 3-pointers per game (2.79) and 12th in 3-point percentage (43.5).*
  • The WCC ranks second among Division I leaders in both field goal percentage (45.08) and in 3-point field goal percentage (36.44); seventh in free throw percentage (70.20) and eighth in scoring (70.28).*
  • 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-35 among active NCAA free throw percentage career leaders: San Diego’s Johnny Dee (2nd/91.0), BYU’s Tyler Haws (5th/88.8), Santa Clara’s Jared Brownridge (19th/86.3) and Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos (35th/84.4).*

*NCAA stats current as of 2/2/15

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)

WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Thursday, February 5
Portland at San Francisco - 6:00 p.m.
-CSN Bay Area, ROOT Northwest, Rocky Mountain, TheW.tv
San Diego at Loyola Marymount - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
BYU at Pepperdine - 8:00 p.m.
- TWC SportsNet, ROOT NW/RM, CSN Bay Area, TheW.tv
Gonzaga at Santa Clara - ESPN2 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 7
BYU at Loyola Marymount - WCC Game of the Week - 1:00 p.m.
- TWC SN, ROOT NW/RM, CSN CA, TheW.tv
Portland at Santa Clara - TheW.tv - 5:00 p.m.
San Diego at Pepperdine - TheW.tv - 5:00 p.m.
Pacific at Saint Mary’s - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Gonzaga at San Francisco – ESPN2 - 8:30 p.m.

*All times Pacific