Dec. 2, 2009
|West Coast Conference "Feasts" on Thanksgiving Week|
The WCC is coming off an impressive week that included two tournament titles (Gonzaga@ Maui Invitational and Pepperdine @ World Vision Challenge), two tournamentrunner-up finishes (Portland @ 76 Classic and San Diego @ Great Alaska Shootout)and six victories over BCS teams in a five-day span (Colorado, Cincinnati, Minnesota,Oklahoma, UCLA and Wisconsin). Overall, the West Coast Conference is 9-6 againstBCS opposition this season, including a 6-3 record last week. Other notable wins thisseason include San Diego defeating Stanford, Portland beating Oregon, and LoyolaMarymount taking down USC.
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WCC Co-Players of the Week
T.J. Campbell, Portland, G, 5-9, Jr., Phoenix, AZ
Campbell led Portland to a second-place finish at the 76 Classic afteraveraging 16.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Hewas also named to the All-Tournament Team.
Steven Gray, Gonzaga, G, 6-5, Jr., Bainbridge, WA
Also Nominated: Keion Bell (PEP), Brandon Johnson (USD)
Gonzaga, Portland Enter Top 25 After Impressive Tournament Performances
The Pilots are ranked 25th in this week's Associated Press Poll, which is their first AP national ranking since they were No. 19 in the February 24, 1959 poll. The 1958-59 season was the Pilots' first at the Division I level. Portland achieved this week's ranking with a pair of impressive national-television victories at the 76 Classic in Anaheim. The Pilots routed UCLA 74-47 on Thursday and upset No. T16/22 Minnesota 64-59 on Friday before falling to #8/8 West Virginia 84-66 in Sunday's championship game.
Monday's rankings mark the third consecutive year that the West Coast Conference has had two teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 on the same week. Saint Mary's and Gonzaga were both in the top 25 on December 11, 2007 (Gonzaga #19 & Saint Mary's #24) and January 27, 2009 (Gonzaga #20 & Saint Mary's #22).
2009-10 WCC Preseason All-Conference Team
2009-10 WCC Men's Basketball Preseason All-Conference
Zappos.com Named Title Sponsor of the WCC Basketball Championships
WCC Live To Cover Men's Hoops Season
WCC Tournament To Remain At The Orleans Arena Through 2012
Gonzaga Edges Portland For Top Spot in 2009-10 WCC Preseason Coaches Poll
2009-10 WCC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll
WCC Men's Basketball Returns To The Airwaves "Down Under"
WCC Men's Basketball Teams To Make 31 Appearances On ESPN's Family Of Networks
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|WCC TEAM NOTES|