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A brand new season tips off Friday night

Nov. 10, 2011

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WCC Coaches Preview the 2011-12 Season

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Anticipation has never been higher for the start of a West Coast Conference men's basketball season, and the wait is almost over. Action tips off Friday night for six of the nine WCC schools.


  • Only eight DIvision I teams have won at least 25 games in each of the last four seasons. Three of those teams (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's) call the West Coast Conference home.

  • Six of the nine West Coast Conference schools played in the postseason in 2010-11. BYU made the NCAA Sweet 16, and Santa Clara won the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT).

  • Ranked 23rd in both major preseason polls, Gonzaga was picked by the WCC head coaches to win its 12th straight conference title.

  • The WCC Men's Basketball Tip-Off was a resounding success. Held at YouTube headquarters, each coach appeared on the WCC Live radio show, a live blog chat, and a live video interview streamed on YouTube where fans asked questions via Facebook and Twitter. In all, over 7,000 people participated in the live event.

  • For the second straight season, both Gonzaga and Saint Mary's will participate in the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon on ESPN. The Bulldogs will get the event underway, hosting Washington State Monday at 9 p.m.That game will be followed by Saint Mary's welcoming Northern Iowa to Moraga at 11 p.m.

  • All nine WCC head coaches preview the 2011-12 season. Watch the video on YouTube.com or WCCsports.com via the link above.

  • Seven members of the 2011 All-WCC Team were named to this year's Preseason All-West Coast Conference Team.

    View the PDF above for complete team-by-team notes.