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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

WCC AMONG NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS
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. 

THIS WEEK’S WCC SCHEDULE
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)