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West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Set For Regular Season League Finales

Feb. 25, 2014

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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

  • Through Feb. 24, WCC teams boast a strong 66.9 winning percentage (83-41) vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for the complete non-conference breakdown.
  • BYU's Matt Carlino is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week. The junior guard helped the Cougars to a home sweep against No. 24 Gonzaga and Portland. FULL RELEASE.
  • WCC Teams can really shoot and score the basketball. The Conference ranks third among Division I leaders in scoring (74.43), fifth in field goal percentage (45.79) and leads the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (36.88).
  • Loyola Marymount's Anthony Ireland ranks fourth among NCAA active career scoring leaders with 2,103 points and is 19th in assists 535. Ireland is the only active Division I player with 2,000 points and 500 assists.
  • Santa Clara's Evan Roquemore ranks 13th among NCAA active career assists leaders with 578 .
  • 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 fourth nationally in scoring (23.3) 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.
  • Two WCC teams rank among the top-35 in RPI - Gonzaga (29), BYU (33). Saint Mary's (63) and San Francisco (76) crack the top-80. 
  • Two WCC member institutions are rated in the KenPom top-50 - Gonzaga (32) and BYU (46). Saint Mary's (63) is in the top-65.
  • Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos is one of 23 national finalists for the 2014 Bob Cousy Award. Both Pangos and Loyola Marymount's Anthony Ireland were named to the preseason watch list.
  • Five member institutions posted a perfect Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the most recent cohort as released by the NCAA.

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