March 17, 2009
|Three WCC Teams Advance To The Postseason|
For just the sixth time in conference history, three WCC men's basketball teams advanced to the postseason. Gonzaga advanced to the NCAA Tournament and earned the No. 4 seed in the South Regional and will face No. 13 seeded Akron in Portland on Thursday. Saint Mary's is a No. 2 seed in the NIT and will host Washington State tonight on ESPN2, while Portland earned an invitation to the inaugural Collegeinsider.com Tournament and will play at Pacific on Wednesday.
WCC POSTSEASON SCHEDULE
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|AROUND THE WCC|
Josh Heytvelt scored 17 points, Micah Downs added 12 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 12 Gonzaga advanced to its 11th consecutive NCAA tournament with an 83-58 victory over Saint Mary's in the WCC Tournament final. The Zags captured their ninth WCC Tournament title in the last 11 years, and had the honor of winning the first WCC Tournament held at a neutral site.
Tournament MVP: Micah Downs, GON
Matt Bouldin, GON
John Bryant, SCU
Jeremy Pargo, GON
Diamon Simpson, SMC
WCC Lands Three On USBWA All-District IX Team
|WCC TEAM NOTES|