Feb. 25, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference rolls into the final week of the 2013-14 league regular season with some key matchups on the docket for week 10. Five teams - Gonzaga (13-3), BYU (12-5), San Francisco (11-5), Saint Mary's (10-6) and Pepperdine (8-8) have secured a top-six berth in the conference standings, which ensures an opening round bye and a berth in the quarterfinals. Four teams - Portland (7-9), San Diego (7-10), Pacific (5-11) and Santa Clara (5-11) - are still in the mix for the sixth and final spot. With two games remaining, three teams have a possibility of claiming a portion of the league title. Gonzaga already owns a share of its 14th regular season championship in 15 years and would win it outright with one more victory.
TOURNAMENT SEEDING: The seeding and brackets for the 2013 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships will be unveiled on Sunday, March 2. Entering Thursday's play, no seed is certain.
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
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
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