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WCC Men's Basketball Prepares for Three-Week Sprint to Vegas

Feb. 10, 2015

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WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL QUICK HITS

  • As of February 10, WCC teams own a 64.2 winning percentage (77-43) vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for the complete breakdown.
  • BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth set the NCAA single-season record for triple-doubles and is the WCC Player of the Week.  RELEASE
  • #WCChoops columnist John Crumpacker reviews Week Seven of WCC play in “What We Learned”. COLUMN | ARCHIVES
  • The 2015 West Coast Conference Hall of Honor Class was released last week. Included are seven former basketball standouts.  COMPLETE RELEASE
  • No. 3/2 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 1,962 points (7th) and Haws has 2,530 (1st).* Christopher Anderson (USD) is third in active career assists (711). 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 321, Pangos 295. Sophomore guard Jared Brownridge (SCU) is sixth in 3-pointers per game (2.79) and seventh in 3-point percentage (44.1).*
  • The WCC leads all of Division I in field goal percentage (45.21) and is second in 3-point field goal percentage (36.60); seventh in free throw percentage (70.38) and ninth in scoring (70.17).*
  • 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 (1st/91.1), BYU’s Tyler Haws (5th/88.7), Santa Clara’s Jared Brownridge (28th/85.2) and Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos (32nd/84.6).*

*NCAA stats current as of 2/9/15
**WCC national award nominees on pg. 4

TRIPLE DOUBLE NOTES
**BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth set a new NCAA Division I history when he turned in his fifth triple-double of the season at Loyola Marymount (2/7/15). The NCAA career record is six. For perspective, the 2014-15 NBA triple-double co-leaders - Michael Carter-Williams and Rajon Rondo - each have three.
Below are the last six confirmed WCC triple-doubles.
Kyle Collinsworth (BYU), 23/12/10 - at Loyola Marymount (2/7/15)
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 12
Loyola Marymount at No. 3/2 Gonzaga - 6:00 p.m.
- ROOT Northwest, CSN California, TheW.tv
Saint Mary’s at BYU – ESPN2 - 6:00 p.m.
Pacific at San Diego - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Pepperdine at Portland - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Santa Clara at San Francisco – ESPNU - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 14
Saint Mary’s at San Diego - WCC Game of the Week - 1:00 p.m.
- TWC SN, ROOT NW/RM, CSN CA, TheW.tv
Pepperdine at No. 3/2 Gonzaga - 5:00 p.m.
- ROOT NW/RM, TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, TheW.tv
Pacific at BYU – BYUtv - 6:00 p.m.
Loyola Marymount at Portland - 7:00 p.m.
- ROOT NW/RM, TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, TheW.tv

*All times Pacific