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West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Marches Through February

Feb. 11, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference continues to roll into February with more key matchups on the docket for week eight, starting Thursday, Feb. 13. No. 24 Gonzaga maintains its spot on the top of the league standings at 11-1, followed by BYU (9-4), Saint Mary's (8-4) and San Francisco (8-5) in WCC play. The Conference continues to stake its reputation as one of the nation's elite offensive conferences. See below for more notes on the WCC's strengths.

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BYUtv TO TELEVISE 12 GAMES FROM THE 2014 WCC BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
The West Coast Conference announced that BYUtv will produce and televise a record 12 games from the 2014 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. BYUtv will broadcast the men's and women's first round on Thursday, March 6, the women's quarterfinals on Friday, March 7, a pair of men's quarterfinals on Saturday, March 8, and the women's semifinals on Monday, March 10. In addition, all 12 games produced by BYUtv will be streamed live on the West Coast Conference's new platform, TheW.tv. RELEASE

WCC QUICK HITS

  • Through Feb. 10, WCC teams boast a strong 66.9 winning percentage (83-41) vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for the complete non-conference breakdown.
  • Saint Mary's senior guard Stephen Holt led the Gaels to a road sweep at Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine and earned WCC Player of the Week honors for the second time. RELEASE
  • WCC Teams can really shoot and score the basketball. The Conference ranks fourth among Division I leaders in scoring (75.35), third in in field goal percentage (45.98) and leads the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (37.41).
  • Loyola Marymount's Anthony Ireland ranks fourth among NCAA active career scoring leaders with 2,039 points. Ireland is the only active Division I player with 2,000 points and 500 assists.
  • The WCC ranks ninth nationally in conference RPI in front of the Mountain West (10) and the Missouri Valley (11). 
  • BYU's Tyler Haws ranks third nationally in scoring (24.6) and his 48 points at Portland (1/23/14) were the most by a WCC player since LMU's Hank Gathers scored 50 in 1990.
  • Three WCC teams rank among the top-55 in RPI - Gonzaga (28), BYU (43) and Saint Mary's (53). 
  • Two WCC member institutions are rated in the KenPom top-55 - Gonzaga (28) and BYU (52). Saint Mary's (64) is in the top-65.
  • Three WCC players have been named to prestigious preseason watch lists. The Wooden Preseason Top-50 list and the the Naismith Trophy Early Season Top-50 Watch List features BYU's Tyler Haws and Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos. The Bob Cousy Award Watch List lists Pangos and Loyola Marymount's Anthony Ireland.
  • Five member institutions posted a perfect Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the most recent cohort as released by the NCAA.

MORE WCC BULLETS

  • Loyola Marymount's Anthony Ireland became the eighth WCC player (fifth Lion) to surpass 2,000 career points and enters this week with 2,039.
  • The last WCC player to reach 2,000 was Santa Clara's Kevin Foster (2008-13), who scored 2,423 (second all-time).
  • BYU's Tyler Haws scored a career-high 48 points in a triple overtime game at Portland (1/23/14), the most by a WCC player since Hank Gathers scored 50 against San Francisco (2/4/90).

WCC PLACES FOUR ON DISTRICT 8 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
West Coast Conference men's basketball student-athletes dominated the 2014 Capital One District All-Academic First Team as announced by CoSIDA. Of the six-member District 8 first team, four compete in the WCC:Johnny Dee (San Diego), Malte Kramer (Pepperdine), Beau Levesque (Saint Mary's) and Thomas van der Mars (Portland). COMPLETE RELEASE