Jan. 15, 2014
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
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)
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
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.
All times PST