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West Coast Conference Continues Strong Start to 2013-14 Season

Nov. 19, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference is off to an impressive start to the 2013-14 season. The WCC owns a record of 30-5 (.857) heading into play Wednesday. BYU, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary’s and San Diego all own unblemished 4-0 records, while No. 13/12 Gonzaga, Pepperdine and Pacific check in with 3-0 slates. See below for more notes on the WCC’s strong start.

  • Through November 19, WCC teams boast a sparkling .857 winning percentage (30-5) vs. non-conference foes.
  • The WCC enjoyed a perfect opening five days to the 2013-14 season, going 17-0, with each member institution collecting at least one victory.
  • The WCC boasts a higher percentage of unbeaten member institutions (70%) than the Big-10 (58.3%), Pac-12 (58.3%) and Atlantic-10 (53.8) schools.
  • At 30-5 (85.7%) overall entering Tuesday, Nov. 19, only the Big-10 (90% / 36-4) and the Pac-12 (86.5% / 32-5) boast better winning percentages than the WCC.
  • Four WCC member institutions are rated in the KenPom top-100, including three in the top-40 – Gonzaga (11), BYU (30) and Saint Mary’s (39). San Diego checks in at 99.
  • Three WCC players have been named to prestigious preseason watch lists. The Wooden Preseason Top-50 features BYU’s Tyler Haws and Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos and the Bob Cousy Award Watch List lists Pangos and Loyola Marymount’s Anthony Ireland.
  • Five member institutions posted a perfect Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the most recent cohort as released by the NCAA in October.