March 4, 2014
The 2014 West Coast Conference Championships begin Thursday, March 6 and will continue through the men's championship game Tuesday, March 11 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. All nine games will be televised live nationwide and all will be streamed online.
Gonzaga won its 13th WCC men's regular season title in the last 14 years, posting a 15-3 conference mark. BYU and San Francisco tied for second place with identical 13-5 marks. The Cougars will be the second seed by virtue of their head-to-head-sweep of the Dons. Saint Mary's is the fourth seed, and will open tournament play against fifth seed Pepperdine in Saturday's quarterfinal round. San Diego and Portland finished with a 7-11 record in conference play, and the Toreros earn the sixth seed and accompanying opening round bye due to their head-to-head sweep of the Pilots.
West Coast Conference newcomer Pacific and Santa Clara tied for eighth place, and the Tigers will be the eight seed as a result of their win over second seed BYU. Pacific and Santa Clara will square off in Thursday's opening round. Loyola Marymount is the tenth seed and will face Portland on Thursday night.
WCC QUICK HITS
WCC PLACES THREE ON CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Three West Coast Conference men's basketball student-athletes were named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America men's basketball team as announced by CoSIDA - the most by any conference in the country. Malte Kramer (Pepperdine), Beau Levesque (Saint Mary's) and Thomas van der Mars (Portland) all earned third team honors. San Diego's Johnny Dee was joined the trio as an all-district 8 First Team selection.
THIS WEEK'S WCC SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 6
Loyola Marymount vs. Portland - BYUtv - 6:00 p.m.
Santa Clara vs. Pacific - BYUtv - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 8
San Diego vs. San Francisco - BYUtv - 12:00 p.m.
BYU vs. TBD - BYUtv - 2:00 p.m.
Gonzaga vs. TBD - ESPN2 - 6:00 p.m.
Pepperdine vs. Saint Mary's - ESPN2 - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, March 10
2014 WCC Basketball Tournament Semifinals - ESPN - 6:00 p.m.
2014 WCC Basketball Tournament Semifinals - ESPN2 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11
2014 WCC Basketball Championship - ESPN - 6:00 p.m.
*All times Pacific