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Several big matchups highlight final non-conference week

Dec. 26, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- With conference play set to begin in exactly one week, WCC teams are making their final tune-ups with key non-conference match-ups. In all, WCC teams will play in six nationally televised games between Dec. 26-Dec. 31.

WCC QUICK HITS

  • Through December 25, WCC teams boast a .622 winning percentage (69-42) vs. non-conference foes. See the attached notes for the conference-by-conference breakdown.

  • Three WCC guards have been nominated for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard: Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos, Saint Mary's Matthew Dellavedova, and Santa Clara's Evan Roquemore.

  • WCC teams boast a record of 46-9 (.836) at home through December 25.

  • At 11-2, Santa Clara is off to its best start since 1988-89. The Broncos have won six straight.

  • The West Coast Conference announced its television schedule last week, with more coverage in more places than ever before.

  • For the second time in its 60-year history of men's basketball (2008), the West Coast Conference had three teams participating in the NCAA Tournament (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's). In 2012, the WCC also registered five postseason teams for the second straight year (LMU, USF).

  • Santa Clara senior Marc Trasolini is the WCC Player of the Week. He averaged 23.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 68.7% from the floor over three Broncos victories last week.

  • Only five Division I teams have won at least 25 games in each of the last five seasons. Three of those teams (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's) call the WCC home. The other two: Duke, Kansas.

  • Three WCC players have been named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50: Gonzaga F Elias Harris, BYU F Brandon Davies, and Saint Mary's G Matthew Dellavedova all made the initial cut.

  • Three WCC players have also been named to the Naismith Trophy list: Gonzaga F Elias Harris, Gonzaga G Kevin Pangos, and Saint Mary's G Matthew Dellavedova are all on the initial watch list for the award, handed out in April.

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