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West Coast Conference Boasts Strong December Offensive Production

Dec. 10, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference heads into the second week of December with a record of 62-27 (69.7%) entering play on Tuesday. The Conference has established itself as one of the elite offensive conferences in the country. See below for more notes on the WCC’s strong non-conference campaign. 

  • Through December 9, WCC teams boast a strong 69.7 winning percentage (62-27) vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for the breakdown.
  • Four WCC teams rank among the top-40 in RPI - BYU (8), Saint Mary’s (15) Pacific (29) and Gonzaga (36).
  • WCC Teams can really shoot and score the basketball. The Conference ranks second among Division I in field goal percentage (47.5), rates third in 3-point field goal percentage (37.1) and is second nationally in scoring (80.2).
  • BYU’s Tyler Haws and Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos were selected to the Naismith Trophy Early Season Top-50 Watch List. It is the second straight season on the list for Pangos.
  • Three WCC member institutions are rated in the KenPom top-50 – Gonzaga (17), Saint Mary’s (36) and BYU (42).
  • Three WCC players have been named to prestigious preseason watch lists. The Wooden Preseason Top-50 list features BYU’s Tyler Haws and Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos. The Bob Cousy Award Watch List lists Pangos and Loyola Marymount’s Anthony Ireland

Entering play Tuesday, December 10...

  • No. 20/16 Gonzaga leads Division I in both field goal percentage (54.9) and 3-point field goal percentage (47.6), ranks sixth in scoring (90.4), fifth in 3-pointers (91) and eighth in assist/turnover ratio (1.70).
  • BYU rates eighth nationally in scoring (89.9 ppg), 11th in the nation in assist/turnover ratio (1.66) and is 10th in assists per game (17.8).
  • Pepperdine rates 15th nationally in field goal percentage (50.4)
  • San Diego rates 15th among Division I leaders in field goal percentage defense (37.3) and is 26th in scoring defense (61.9).
  • Pacific rates fifth nationally among Division I leaders in free throw percentage (78.8), while Saint Mary’s is 25th (75.4).
  • San Francisco rates 22nd nationally among Division I leaders in scoring (85.2).
  • The WCC is the second-highest scoring conference in Division I (80.2 PPG). The Pac-12 is first (80.3 PPG), through games of Dec. 8. 

Tuesday, December 10
Gonzaga at West Virginia (ESPN2), 6:00 p.m.
Pacifica at San Diego, 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 11      
Prairie View A&M at BYU (BYUtv), 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday, December 14             
Loyola Marymount at Valparaiso, 11:05 a.m.
Saint Mary’s at Boise State (ROOT Sports NW & RM), 3:05 p.m.
BYU at Utah (Pac-12 Networks), 7:00 p.m.
La Sierra at Santa Clara, 7:00 p.m.
Menlo College at Pacific, 7:00 p.m.
Nicholls State at San Francisco, 7:00 p.m.
South Alabama vs. Gonzaga (ROOT Sports/KHQ), 7:00 p.m. 

Sunday, December 15                
Montana State at Portland, 2:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara at San Diego (FOX Sports San Diego), 2:00 p.m.
Pepperdine at Washington State (Pac-12 Networks), 5:00 p.m. 

Monday, December 16              
Radford at Santa Clara, 7:00 p.m.                                                                 

All times Pacific (PT)