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WCC Women's Basketball Ready for Fourth Week of League Play

Jan. 15, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference is set for what promises to be an exciting slate of games in week four of league play. Three WCC programs – BYU, No. 23 Gonzaga and San Diego – earned national top-25 votes this week and four teams rated in the top-10 of the Mid-Major Top-25 poll as released by College Basketball Insiders. The Bulldogs sit atop the standings at 4-1, while BYU, Saint Mary’s and San Diego all are 4-2 entering the fourth week of league action.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEBUTS ON THEW.TV: This week marks the season debut of women’s basketball exclusive broadcasts on TheW.tv. Four games will be aired live, free of charge. To access, log onto TheW.tv and click on video and select the contest below the video player.

This Week’s Broadcasts: Thursday, January 16 - Loyola Marymount at Pacific – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 18 – BYU at San Diego – 2:00 p.m.; Pepperdine at Pacific – 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, January 19 – Gonzaga at Santa Clara – 2:00 p.m.

APPLY FOR 2014 WCC CHAMPIONSHIP MEDIA CREDENTIAL: Members of the media should request credentials for the 2014 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships today. The 2014 event is in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Orleans Arena March 6-11 and will feature all 10 men’s and women’s basketball programs. Apply HERE .  **For information on hotel accommodations, log on to WCChoopsinVegas.com.

WCC QUICK HITS

  • Through January 14, WCC teams own a 62.7% winning percentage vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for more.
  • WCC Teams rate in the top-25 among NCAA Division I leaders in numerous categories:  Assist/Turnover - Gonzaga (21st/1.22); Assists - BYU (21st/17.5); Blocks - BYU (12th/5.7), Gonzaga (24th/5.2); Free Throw % - Saint Mary’s (9th/78.5); 3P Field Goal % - Saint Mary’s (4th/40.9); Scoring - Saint Mary’s (25th/80.6); Steals - Gonzaga (12th/11.7); Scoring Defense - Gonzaga (7th/54.4); Field Goal % defense - Gonzaga (13th/33.9); 3P FG% defense - Gonzaga (4th/24.0), San Diego (21st/26.2). * All NCAA statistical data as of 1/12/14
  • H BYU’s Jennifer Hamson is 3rd among Division I blocked shots leaders (3.7) and is 17th in field goal % (58.9); Saint Mary’s Danielle Mauldin (1st/13) and BYU’s Jennifer Hamson (11th/11) and Pacific’s Kendall Kenyon (11th/11) rank in the top-15 in double-doubles; Gonzaga’s Jazmine Redmon is 5th in assist/turnover ratio (3.61) and BYU’s Kylie Maeda is 9th (3.11); Saint Mary’s Jackie Nared is 22nd in scoring (21.3); Saint Mary’s Danielle Mauldin is third in rebounds (13.8); Pacific’s Kendall Kenyon is 20th in rebounds (11.1);  Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer is 7th in steals (3.2), Pacific’s KiKi Moore is 12th (3.0), Pepperdine’s Bria Richardson is 24th (2.8); Saint Mary’s Lauren Nicholson in 4th in 3P FG% (48.0).
  • Four WCC teams - Gonzaga (1), BYU (2), San Diego (5) and Saint Mary’s (6)  - cracked this week’s mid-major top-25 poll as released by College Basketball Insiders.
  • Three WCC teams - Gonzaga (10), Saint Mary’s (22) and San Diego (28) are in this week’s RPI top-30.
  • Saint Mary’s Danielle Mauldin needs just 33 rebounds to take over the WCC career record, entering the weekend with 1,090.

WCC in National Trends
The WCC continues to rate in the top-six among Division I conferences in national trends as of Jan. 5.
Free Throw Percentage: 5th (70.25)
Rebounds: 6th (41.63 rpg)  

National Recognition
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.

  • The WCC posted winning records against three “power” conferences: the ACC (2-1), Big East (2-0), Big-10 (2-0).
  • The WCC went .500 (8-8) against the Pac-12 in 2013-14 and six schools collected at least one victory against a league member. BYU and Saint Mary’s each collected two victories vs. the Pac-12.
  • The WCC also turned in solid showings against the Mountain West (11-9), the Big West (14-11), the Big Sky (10-3) and the WAC (7-3).
    • The WCC did not post a losing record against a conference it played at least four games.

WCC WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Thursday, January 16
Pepperdine at Saint Mary’s - 6:00 p.m.
Loyola Marymount at Pacific - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, January 17
Gonzaga at San Francisco - 7:00 p.m.
Portland at Santa Clara - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 18
Loyola Marymount at Saint Mary’s - 1:00 p.m.
BYU at San Diego - TheW.tv - 2:00 p.m.
Pepperdine at Pacific - TheW.tv - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 19                           
Gonzaga at Santa Clara - TheW.tv - 2:00 p.m.
Portland at San Francisco - 2:00 p.m.

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