Jan. 8, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference is set to open week three of the league slate. Three WCC programs – BYU, Gonzaga and No. 24 San Diego – earned national top-25 votes this week. The Toreros continued to roll, improving to 15-0 and 4-0 in WCC play with home wins against Saint Mary’s and Pacific, sparked by NCAA National Player of the Week Amy Kame. USD cracked the top-25 in both national polls this week for the first time in program history. Pepperdine’s Bria Richardson turned in a 44-point performance in an overtime win against Santa Clara, the second-best tally in league history and just the fifth 40-point night by a WCC student-athlete.
WCC QUICK HITS
WCC in National Trends
The WCC continues to rate in the top-six among Division I conferences in national trends as of Jan. 5.
Scoring: 6th (72.64 ppg)
Field Goal Percentage: 6th (41.93)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage: 6th (32.79)
Free Throw Percentage: 4th (70.02)
Rebounds: 6th (42.12 rpg)
San Diego’s Amy Kame earned NCAA National Player of the Week (1/6) honors after leading the Toreros to a sweep against Saint Mary’s and Pacific. Kame is the second WCC student-athlete to earn national accolades in the last two weeks, joining Saint Mary’s Danielle Mauldin, who was named the ESPNW National Player of the Week (12/29) after leading the Gaels to an upset win against then-No. 24 Gonzaga.
WCC NON-CONFERENCE NOTES
The West Coast Conference posted a strong non-conference resume.
WCC WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Wednesday, January 8
San Diego at Portland - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 9
BYU at Gonzaga – SWX - 6:00 p.m.
Pacific at San Francisco - 7:00 p.m.
Saint Mary’s @ Santa Clara - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 11
BYU at Portland - 2:00 p.m.
Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine - 2:00 p.m.
Pacific at Santa Clara - 2:00 p.m.
Saint Mary’s at San Francisco - 2:00 p.m.
San Diego at Gonzaga - 2:00 p.m.
All times PST