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2015 WCC Men's Basketball Championship Begins Friday Night in Las Vegas

March 4, 2015

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WCC CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL

WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL QUICK HITS

  • The West Coast Conference unveiled its 2014-15 All-WCC Teams and Major Award winners. RELEASE
  • The 2015 West Coast Conference Championship opens Thursday, March 5 at the Orleans Arena. DETAILS
  • This year's WCC Tournament features record-setting broadcast coverage. RELEASE
  • BYU's Kyle Collinsworth earned the final 2014-15 WCC Player of the Week honors. RELEASE
  • The 2015 West Coast Conference Hall of Honor Class was released in February. Included are seven former basketball standouts. COMPLETE RELEASE
  • #WCChoops Columnist John Crumpacker will be reporting live from Vegas throughout the 2015 WCC Basketball Championships. Check out his COMPLETE ARCHIVES .
  • As of March 3, WCC teams own a 64.2 winning percentage (77-43) vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for the complete breakdown.
  • No. 7/7 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-10 among active career scoring leaders. Dee has 2,035 points (9th) and Haws has 2,624 (1st).* Christopher Anderson (USD) is third in active career assists (752). 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 307. Sophomore guard Jared Brownridge (SCU) is ninth in 3-pointers per game (2.81) and 18th in 3-point percentage (42.8). Junior guard Chase Fischer (BYU) is seventh nationally in 3-pointers per game (2.97) and 45th in long distance accuracy (41.4).*
  • The WCC ranks second among Division I leaders in 3-point field goal percentage (36.24), is fourth in field goal percentage (44.76) and sixth in free throw percentage (70.35).*
  • Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer earned spots on the 2015 Naismith Award Semifinalist list. **
  • Four WCC student-athletes rank in the top-35 among active NCAA free throw percentage career leaders: San Diego's Johnny Dee (2nd/90.9), BYU's Tyler Haws (8th/88.3), Santa Clara's Jared Brownridge (21st/85.9) and Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos (35th/84.5).*

*NCAA stats current as of 3/2/15 **WCC national nominees on pg.4

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