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WCC Men's Basketball Enters Final Week of the 2014-15 League Season

Feb. 24, 2015

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WCC CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL

WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL QUICK HITS

  • As of February 24, WCC teams own a 64.2 winning percentage (77-43) vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for the complete breakdown.
  • Gonzaga Jr. FKyle Wiltjerled the No. 3/2 Bulldogs to another weekend sweep andis the WCC Player of theWeek. RELEASE
  • #WCChoops columnist John Crumpacker reviews Week Nine 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-eight among active career scoring leaders. Dee has 2,017 points (8th) and Haws has 2,593 (1st).* Christopher Anderson (USD) is third in active career assists (740). 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 332, Pangos 304. Sophomore guard Jared Brownridge (SCU) is 10th in 3-pointers per game (2.79) and 18th in 3-point percentage (43.1). Junior guard Chase Fischer (BYU) is seventh nationally in 3-pointers per game (3.00) and 44th in long distance accuracy (41.4).*
  • The WCC ranks second among Division I in both field goal percentage (44.90) and 3-point field goal percentage (36.40); sixth in free throw percentage (70.57) and 10th in scoring (69.47).*
  • BYU's Tyler Haws and Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer earned spots on the 2015 Wooden Award Mid-Season Top-25 list. **
  • 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/88.8), Santa Clara's Jared Brownridge (23rd/85.9) and Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos (31st/84.5).*
  • The West Coast Conference ranks No. 9 in conference RPI (as of 2/23) ahead of the Mid American and behind the American.
  • BYU's Tyler Haws became the ninth WCC player (first Cougar) to surpass 2,000 career points with 28 points at Saint Mary's** (1/17/15). **Includes three WCC seasons only
  • San Diego's Johnny Dee became the 10th WCC player (first Torero) to surpass 2,000 career points with 21 points against Saint Mary's (2/14/15).
  • This marks the first season since 1989-90 for two WCC student-athletes to surpass 2,000 career points. Gonzaga's Jim McPhee and Loyola Marymount's Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble each surpassed the 2K mark that season.
  • Should BYU's Kyle Collinsworth record his sixth triple-double to tie the NCAA Division I career record, the WCC would own the all-time leaders for both men's and women's basketball. Saint Mary's Louella Tomlinson(2007-11) shares the Division I women's record with seven during her standout career.

*NCAAstats current as of 2/23/15 **WCC national award nominees on pg. 4

TOURNAMENT SEEDING: The seeding and brackets for the 2015 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships will be unveiled on Sunday, March 1.

BREAKING THE TIE
Should there be a tie in the final regular season standings, the following will be used to break the tie for tournament seeding purposes:
1) Head-to-head results
2) Results vs. other teams in descending order of finish
3) RPI (Collegiate Basketball News RPI)
*In the case of multiple ties, the one which can be resolved

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. (As of 2/23/15)

Below are the last seven 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 26
BYU at Portland - 7:00 p.m.
- ROOT Northwest, Rocky Mountain, CSN+, TheW.tv
Pacific at Santa Clara - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Saint Mary's at San Francisco - 8:00 p.m.
- CSN Bay Area, TWC SportsNet, TheW.tv
San Diego at Gonzaga - ESPN2 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 28
San Diego at Portland- WCC Game of the Week - 1:00 p.m.
- TWC SN, ROOT NW/RM, CSN CA, TheW.tv
Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine - TheW.tv - 3:00 p.m.
Saint Mary's at Santa Clara - 5:00 p.m.
- CSN Bay Area, ROOT Northwest, Rocky Mountain, TheW.tv
BYU at Gonzaga - ESPN2 - 7:00 p.m.
Pacific at San Francisco - 7:00 p.m.
- CSN Bay Area, ROOT Rocky Mountain, TheW.tv

* All times Pacific